Sunday, December 8, 2013

Thank YOU!

I just wanted to thank you all for your support during my end of the year sales events!! It sounds like many customers are happy about the deals they found on ebay and etsy! I'm so glad you chose one of my paintings to give as a gift (or keep for yourself). I really don't make any money offering paintings at $1. My humble little dollar sale gets eaten up with fees from ebay/etsy and paypal, but I enjoy it and it's better than having the paintings sitting around my home...although it's sometimes hard to see them go.

I have had one of my best years yet in painting sales. What I find most exciting about it is seeing my paintings go out into the went as far as Australia this year! Yeah!

2014 is just around the corner and I'm revamping the blog to reflect the changes that are happening in the studio.

I am working on things behind the scenes at the moment. I've been doing a lot of drawing and observing and I hope you'll enjoy what I have to offer next year!

XO - Heather

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cyber TUESDAY Sale on Ebay

"Pink Umbrella for Your Drink"
Click here to bid on this painting and others.

Black Friday on Ebay went really well. At least half of my paintings sold (yeah!)...many of them sold for 1 $ (yeah for you!). So, I decided to list the remaining paintings and a few more I found lurking around the house. These make really great gift for friends, family, work, stocking stuffers, etc. and they are all original art. You can't beat that!

This will be my last $1 sale on Ebay for the year.

In 2014 I am moving out of the "hobby" stage of painting and into the "professional" stage of painting. I won't be offering my paintings at rock bottom prices any more. I have been doing this for going on 5 years and I think it's time for me to start offering them at the normal asking price.

Thank you all for your support!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Coupon

Visit my Etsy shop, Porch Ceiling Blue, and use coupon code BLKFRI to receive 50% off. Offer expires 11/30/2013.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Friday on Ebay

"Kiwi Trio"
8"x8", acrylic on canvas board
Click here to bid.
Incidentally...I totally spelled Kiwi wrong on the listing....I don't know how that happened, but I can't change it. :)

First Thanksgiving down...2 more to go!

I feel very grateful that we still get together with my Dad's side and celebrate Thanksgiving. It's always fun to see my aunts and uncles, cousins, and second-cousins!

At this time of year I like to list many of my older paintings on ebay in hopes that they will find a new home over the holidays. The painting above is one of the many paintings that start at a 1 $ bid on ebay. These make unusual stocking stuffers or possibly gifts for friends and family.

To see all the Black Friday deals available click here.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Print Sale on Etsy

From now until Thanksgiving I'm going to be having a print sale in my Etsy shop! Stock up for Holiday giving or get a couple for yourself!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Read this book!

I highly recommend the book STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST by Austin Kleon. It's so simple. You can read it in an hour or maybe two and it's just full of advice. Great stuff like...nothing is original...start copying...fake it 'til you make it...and much, much more. It has given me a lot to think about. I think you'll enjoy it to.

I was going to try to take notes and started copying every other sentence, so I'm just going to buy a copy for myself. That way I can reference it all the time! It's that good! You will want to reference it all the time!

Or maybe I'll buy two and cover the walls of my studio with the pages of this book.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Five Dollar Friday

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Bidding is over so, this painting can be purchased at a reduced price.

This painting is called "View from the Top - Take Two" and was painted in March, 2012.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Five Dollar Friday

I'm going to start something new...5 $ FRIDAY! Yes, I'm going to be offering a past painting (2011 - 2012) at a starting auction price of 5 $! This was originally painted last year and you can see the original post here.

Interested? Click here to bid.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Little Pumpkin

No. 264, 4"x4", oil on gessoboard
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I just heard a story on NPR this morning about Pumpkin Patches in Lincoln, NE. Here's the story if you're interested.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


No. 262, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard
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I really like the colors in this one.

September got away from me. I hope to get more paintings done this month.

Saturday, August 31, 2013


No. 260, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard
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This is one of the many vintage shift dresses I have collected over the years. Shifts are wonderful. They are very flattering and comfortable to wear.

So, I think I'm going to "shift" gears and paint some dresses for a bit.

Friday, August 30, 2013

After Coffee

No. 259, 4"x4", acrylic on gessoboard
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Had coffee, then painted these fun paper flowers that I made a few years ago.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In The Hall

No. 258, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard

Moved into the hall to do some painting today. I could feel the air conditioning from there. So nice!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Farmer's Market

No. 254, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard

Spent a lovely morning at the farmer's market.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


No. 253, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard

While visiting my sister earlier this summer she made Limoncello. It was so yummy...and easy to make. Give it a try!

I had my doubts about this painting, but I think I actually like it!

ALSO...I have a few original paintings at 30% OFF in my Etsy shop. Stop by Scarlet Shoes Studio and have a look. AND you receive a special coupon code when you make a purchase to use on your next purchase. :)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Orange Crush", ©2011

I'm constantly dropping off and picking up this week and haven't had time to work on painting. School starts August 13 and I will be ready!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday Tuesday Posy

No. 251, still life, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard
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I started this posy painting on Monday and finished it on Tuesday.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Secondary Posy

No. 250, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard

When I finished painting I noticed I had used a secondary color scheme (purple, orange, green) AND this is the second posy painting in this little series...hence the name.

I'm taking a different approach to my daily paintings. I've been super picky and even though I paint every day I mostly wipe off what I paint. So, I'm going to try painting in acrylic, working very loose, and posting what I have finished at the end of my painting session. Good or bad. :) So far I feel so much happier and I'm actually looking forward to painting.

I am hoping for a more abstract instead of impressionist outcome.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Purple Posy

No. 249, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard

Made it to the farmer's market this morning and brought back some beautiful purple, lavender, pink and white flowers.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Just Like You

No. 248, 6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard

The little striped bowl wants to be "just like" the green bowl.

I'm heading to the farmer's market tomorrow morning in search for some flowers to paint and to just have around the house.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Matching Bowl

No. 247, 6"x6", oil on gessoboard

I found this bowl at the thrift store and then found some apples to match it.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Three More Petites" ©2012

It's been a tough week in the studio. Hope to have some luck on a painting tomorrow!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sun Catcher

No. 246, 6" x 6", oil on gessoboard
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I’m finally starting to wear a hat when I’m out in the sun. It’s vicious!

We’ve been at a family reunion all day. Now were heading out for a few drinks with the family.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Lemon Inside" ©2010

This was painting no. 33 in my quest to become a daily painter. I'm still trying to achieve a real daily painting least for a year. SOON!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Weadgies" ©2010

It’s Wednesday and time for another 1 $ deal! On Wednesday’s during the summer I try to post an older painting that has been hanging around my house. This is painting number 34.

We just returned from our annual family vacation in Colorado. I had a great time seeing my brother and sister; nieces and nephews; and mom and dad. Can't wait for next year! Now it's time to unpack and get paintings ready to ship...Thank you!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cherry Down

No. 244, 5"x7", oil on cold press watercolor paper

Getting ready to head out of town! :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Slices" ©2010

It's Wednesday and time for another 1 $ deal! On Wednesday's during the summer I try to post an older painting that has been hanging around my house. This is painting number 35. It's another that is naively lovely! ENJOY!

You can read my original post here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


No. 243, 6"x6", oil on Gessoboard

All that rose practice the other day really helped when I went to paint this.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Folk Rose

Sketch, 5"x7", oil on cold press watercolor paper

 Just seeing what happens. I've just been playing around with creating a stylized rose. There are two of these available on Ebay.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Limes Inside", ©2010

I thought I would stay with the "lime" theme for this weeks One Dollar Wednesday. See my original post here.

It might be fun to repaint these still life pieces and see what I come up with today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Strawberries and Cream

No. 242, 6"x6", oil on Gessoboard

I'm just finally learning to like strawberries.

This is the last of the instant milk paintings for a while. It turns into a nice yogurt-ish consistency when it sits out for a few days. :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

More Milk

Photo of painting
No. 241, 6"x6", oil on gessoboard

Just in case you were wondering, I have been using instant milk for these paintings.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mid-Century Milk

Photo of painting
No. 240, 6"x6", oil on gessoboard

Last fall I found this glass at the thrift store. I couldn't believe my luck! It's so mid-century modern and I am crazy about that stuff at the moment. I finally got the courage to paint it. I think I'll give it another try tomorrow.

PLEASE NOTE: I'm trying to get better at taking pictures of my paintings instead of scanning them. This way I can post them the day I paint them...which is really nice. What I was thinking is much fresher in my mind. I think the colors are mostly correct. We can compare in a few days when it dries and I can scan it in.

Here are some fun Mid-Century Modern links:


My scanned image is MUCH, MUCH more representative of what this painting looks like! I'll have to keep experimenting with photographing my paintings.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Out of Lime", ©2010

One of my all time favorites. I painted this in 2010...must have been beginners luck!

The quilt is all done and I have a new painting to show you tomorrow. :)

Thursday, May 30, 2013


No. 239, 7"x5", acrylic on cold press watercolor paper, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

This little tomato fits nice and snug in the tea cup.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1 $ Wednesday

"Dum Dum Pops" ©2011

It's One Dollar Wednesday. Today I have a fun painting of some lollipops.