Sweets for sale

Maria Theresa mother of Queen of France Marie Antoinette wrote to her daughter who have recently arrived in France at age of 14 to marry the future Louis XVI and there already was a bug about her for wearing extravagant dresses –  “A beautiful young woman, a graceful queen, has no need for such madness.Continue reading “Sweets for sale”

Peonies and other sweets

Good evening. My name is Ilze, and I am addicted to peonies painting. And I think It’s getting worse.  Now I can’t decide which one of new ones I want to finish first so I paint them together. There is no such a thing as too much sweetness in life. I put on music and colours start there dance on canvas, flowers and sweets become alive… Ok, to be true – borders between good and bad taste always charming me. Could it be more sugar in my paintings? What do you think…. PutContinue reading “Peonies and other sweets”