Cane Cutter- New Painting, and a Show

Cane Cutter 14X18 Oil on Canvas

Season here seems to jet out of the box in a nano second. From the Hades heat of August to the relentless storms and floods  produced, the torpor of summer is finally and happily over. In between weather issues, power outages, more rain than has fallen here in 70 years and the mold and mildew that grows on your feet if you don’t dance, I’ve been able to put some work together for a one woman show.

The debut of Bassin Fine Art, a gallery whose owners currently have a very successful photography gallery- D & D Studio, on St. Croix, will be December 11th across the street from their photo gallery. I’m so pleased to be their opening artist for their premiere event. Please do have a look at Ted Davis’ stunning images of Caribbean life.

From torpor to tumult in 10 seconds. And that’s how it is.

The show will run for a month. So I get to spend the best time of the year in the gallery greeting visitors and bypassing redundant Christmas songs and cheesy decorations.

Talk about cheesy- these two would make lactose curdle with their cuteness.

As for the other missing characters, despite appearances, we do not promote the use of nerve gas for training purposes.



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36 Responses to “Cane Cutter- New Painting, and a Show”

  1. Joanne Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Bonnie!!!!! I am so very pleased that your work will be featured in a solo show…I would be there in a flash to view it, were I able. In the meantime, I have enjoyed seeing it online, which is a poor second, but better than not seeing your beautiful way of viewing life around you. Enjoy this well deserved recognition!

  2. Nancy Moskovitz Says:

    Congratulations…yay Bonnie! That new gallery chose well in choosing you as their inaugural artist.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      A mutually wonderful match Nancy. It all fell right into place. Thanks for the three cheers ( or so it felt ). Strangely funny- you popped into a dream I had just last night: we were both hightailing around NYC, taking in the town.

  3. Sharon Crute Says:

    That cat has bagged the art of cuteness…the rest seem at her beck and call.
    So…in your somewhat online absence, you’ve been busy at work! Oh, yes. It’s good to be…vague. Love the new work and hope you’ll post some of the rest. Best of luck and…lick.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Sharon- I know my presence has diminished but not my desire to be present. So many things, so little time- what has to give?
      The blog. Somewhat. But with good reason, right? Thanks for sticking by and not giving up on my expiration date. I’ve been following you though.

  4. Jala Pfaff Says:

    Great new painting and congratulations on your show! Wish I could come see it in person…
    Your animals are killing me.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Jala- wish you were here too. We’d promise to have a house menu that made sense and a room that’s quiet. I see what you and Sanjay have been up to and now want to place my orders early and often.
      Oh, and it’s only equitable- about my animals that is. Yours kill ME!

  5. lesliepaints Says:

    Congratulations on your show, Bonnie! If I lived nearby, I would be attending and gawking at your paintings for sure!!!! I like your use of soft light on this cane cutter right down to it dancing on the edge of the pail. Whatever you have done with your brush strokes around the knife and hands really gives a feeling of movement. Your furry friends are gorgeous, as always, and I would really miss them if you did not keep us up to date with them! 🙂

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Thanks Leslie- I wish we could all support each others work in person. I think about how fortunate we’ve all become as a result of blogging. We’d have never even heard of or known about anyone else’s work, their methods, the sharing of information. It’s been a great benefit to me.
      Even if I don’t post as often or comment as regularly as I had ( only a lapse, not a pattern developing……) I am always grateful to have such positive reinforcement from artists I admire. Thanks for always leaving your stamp here.
      Oh, those animals…..I know….

  6. Jo-Ann Says:

    Your posts just make me smile, from the cuties to the images to the words. Congrats on your show. It’s much deserved and I’m sure will be a great success. Keep dancing!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Thanks Jo-Ann. I’m always glad to see your comments here. And you know how living in the environments we do, the dance never stops.
      But now we enter our sweet season, don’t we!

  7. Paz Says:

    Congratulations! It’s going to be a very successful showing.

    Love the cats and dogs. They are so adorable. What a good life they have. 😉

  8. Donald Diddams Says:

    Hey, congratulations, Bonnie. That’s great for you — and for Christiansted!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Don- thanks so much. Our town is very lucky to have the professional addition of Ted and Sams’ touch. We were sorely lacking in high level gallery space.
      I’m looking forward to it.

  9. Melinda Esparza Says:

    I am so exited for you! Congratulations on your upcoming exhibit!!!

    You’re gonna do really well. I just know it. I’ll be there in spirit. If you hear a muffled sneeze (mold allergy), that’s me standing in the corner, smiling and admiring your work.

    You’ll share your experience with us, yes?

    Oh, those animals. Your caption is hilarious! Now, where do you sleep?!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Hi Melinda- mold allergy! I can so readily relate. Thanks for your words of encouragement and if I even thought I’d be seeing you in the corner, I’d be at the ready with a box of tissues.
      I’ll post some photos as I have them.
      About the animals- funny that you even think I sleep. There’s usually little room for us in the bed so I’ve learned to sleep like a serpent in whatever shapes are created by their respective voids.
      They’re ridiculous, no?

      Feel better and do have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  10. Marian Fortunati Says:

    Bonnie… You know I love your work and wish you the most successful show yet!! I wish I could see it.

    I’m happy that you seem to have stayed afloat and buoyant despite the less than satisfying summer season.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Thank you Marian. Wouldn’t I love to have my favorite blog friends drop in. I’d likely have to move to California to have that happen.
      I always appreciate your encouragement and upbeat, personal comments.

  11. Artswebshow Says:

    congratulations and good luck with the show.
    Those dogs dont look gassed, just lazy. lol

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Thanks ksverny- about the luck. The dogs and cats are not lazy. They are merely wise opportunists who see fit to warm up the bed on an 89 degree day, in case we’d find it chilly when we get in.
      If there’s any room.

  12. Jay Bastian Says:

    … just lovely. The gesture of the figure is perfect.

  13. Reggie Says:

    Sorry I won’t be there to see it. I am a Feb visitor you know.

  14. Kathryn Law Says:

    Beautiful painting, and congratulations on the show!! You have matured so much as a painter, and your work is radiant. The recognition is well-deserved!

  15. Jala Pfaff Says:

    “A menu that made sense…” Hahahahahhahaa!

  16. planetross Says:

    Good luck with the big show! … (in my best Ed Sullivan voice) hee hee!

  17. Carol King Says:

    Have I been in a drunken stupor for the past 2 weeks? Why didn’t I know you posted? Ugh. Love your cane cutter’s expression! Love the colors too, the blues on his shirt and pants, the purple in the bucket.

    Congrats on your show. I can’t wait to hear all about it.


    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Carollaaa, Only you know if you’ve been in a drunken stupor. Otherwise you only appear to be your usual funny, wise cracking, talented self.
      I was pretty happy with the way this fellow turned out. I didn’t give up on him and actually learned a lot from the painting process. He’s a lesson I’m going to hate parting with if that’s the case.

  18. Edgar Says:

    Outstanding, Bonnie! Congratulations! I wish I could see these beautiful works in person, although I’m afraid mold would grow on me from standing in a gobsmacked stupor.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Edgar- thanks for the great comment. Stupor is one thing but ” gobsmacked ” is really hard to top.
      I will carry that one around with me for a good long while. Glad you left your mark here.

  19. Mary Sheehan Winn Says:

    Kudos Bonnie!
    Love your description of the climate there…no holds barred 😉
    Stop by and see my new babies who also could curdle lactose with their sweetness.
    That’s a good one BTW.

  20. wrjones Says:

    Beautiful blues and grays.

    Merry Christmas.

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