Fresh Foods

April 24, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Fresh Food

Danielle Kroll - Fresh Food

These are some paintings I did last year. They are making me excited for the farm fresh fruits and vegetables that are right around the corner!

Also, Frankie Magazine was kind enough to select me for an artist interview. You can read it here.

Yaey it’s Friday!

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

These are some pages from the Spring section of Nature’s Day. It must have been my favorite section to illustrate in this book as there is just so much beauty and life in Spring! The book was just released in March and hearing all the positive feedback has really warmed my heart. You can find a copy of your own here.

After that looong winter I’m even more grateful for the blooms and blossoms on the trees around New York right now. I hope you all have a very Happy Earth Day!

Caffeinated Ideas

April 15, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Caffeinated Ideas

Danielle Kroll - Caffeinated Ideas

Danielle Kroll - Caffeinated Ideas

Last year I had the pleasure of illustrating all these tea cups, kettles, and coffee mugs for a new book, Caffeinated Ideas Journal. It’s a small recipe book that has a page for every caffeinated beverage you’d ever want to make at home. Also included are some blank pages for when your mind is buzzing from all that caffeine. I’ve tried to cut back on coffee a bit lately but I’m on my way out to grab an Americano to celebrate!

You can find the book on Amazon here.

Special thanks to Lisa and Yellow Pear Press.

Sketchbook Pages

April 7, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

I’ve been going through my old sketchbooks and photographing my favorite spreads. Makes me think that I should start dating things…. all the years of work are starting to blend together!

Deviled Egg Art

April 3, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Deviled Eggs

 

I had the pleasure of illustrating 5 deviled egg recipes for Delta Faucet recently. I’m definitely making that beet recipe for Easter this weekend. The pink yolks will be so festive. Happy Easter!

New Ceramics

April 2, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Swan

Danielle Kroll - porcelain plant

Though I’m most comfortable with working two dimensionally, I started to have a lot of sculptural ideas so I decided to devote some time to ceramics. The hardest part for me is how long the process takes from start to finish. A painting can be done in a few hours but most of my ceramic pieces take a few weeks to see fully glazed and completed. I’ve already broken a handful of pieces and have shed a tear here and there. But the agony pays off when something comes out of the kiln exactly how I was imaging it to look.

Dark Florals

March 25, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Dark Florals

When I looked back on this painting I realized that it reminds me of a Polish vest my mom used to own. Similar to this one. She said she wore it in the Pulaski day parade when she was little. It was a small kids size or else I’d have wanted to keep it for myself!

Line and Shape

February 27, 2015

Danielle Kroll - An Italian Garden

An Italian Garden

Danielle Kroll - A Living Room

A Living Room

Sketches From the Cabin

February 26, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Cabin Sketches

Danielle Kroll - Cabin Sketches

Danielle Kroll - Cabin Sketches

Danielle Kroll - The Cabin

Since 2010 my art school friends have met at the same cabin during the same weekend in February. It’s a special time to just sit around and enjoy each other’s company. The cabin is right on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos and the view is really  magical. I was able to get in some peaceful painting time on Saturday with my dear friend Jamie Straw. We talked about art while sharing a space heater and a kettle of tea. Can’t wait for next year!

A Busy Reef

February 25, 2015

Danielle Kroll - A Busy Reef

A Busy Reef
watercolor and acrylic on paper
20″ x 22″