Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Yellow Butterfly

The Yellow Butterfly, 2021, Oil on board, 10" x 8", $800. For Sale.
By Patricia Miller Uchello

Very recently, I copied a small area of a Vanitas painting by the Dutch Master, Jan de Heem. Vanitas paintings include insects, decay of leaves and flowers, etc., to show the inevitable passage of time and decline of anything and everything in nature. 

Beauty is fleeting.

Paul Revere Pitcher with Apples

                                                 Paul Revere Pitcher and Apples

I painted this still life painting this Fall, and spent far more time than usual finessing the details. This oil painting was chosen for a juried show at The Art League, shortly after completion. Sometimes, it pays to slow down, park my impatience and work my eyes long and hard.

For sale. Inquire for the price on comments section.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Night-Blooming Cereus

The Night-Blooming Cereus is highly valued in the Far East, especially in Thailand and Burma.

The night-blooming cereus takes awhile to bloom, but suddenly sprouts a bud, which opens and glows with promise for one day only. How fleeting is its beauty.
It unfurls, then shrivels in the warmth of daylight.

I have gone outside with a flashlight to view and inhale its fabulous aroma many times, in my back yard.

The life of a gardener: we care for our plants all year long just to see that quick moment of incredible beauty. It is all very much worth it.

Your imaginary Friend,

Thursday, November 1, 2018


     I thought you might enjoy a glimpse of my new oil painting.       What makes this unusual is that I generally do not paint abstracts. However, it was much like a palette cleanser, after painting scores of realistic still lives. For your pleasure, an amuse bouche. "Metropolis" is a large abstract, with vibrant colors and a sense of activity, witnessed by its bright colors and brushstroke movement. It has the rhythm of the city.

"Metropolis," Oil on canvas, 24" x 30", for sale