Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
hand etched crystal tumblers. $38 ea.
These were in my recent loft show. Now I am working on a catalog and photographing everything. glass is tricky to shoot. still need to photoshop out some hotspots, but i like the overall look.
These tumblers are fun as a set of the same design or mixed up as shown here.
These designs are influenced by calligraphy flourishes. (one day I'll get around to posting my calligraphy as well...another one of my favorite pastimes.)
more to come soon!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
The Stacks Holiday Artist + Lofts Tour.
Friday night and Saturday's loft tour was a lot of fun! This year I exhibited my glass etching, pastels and oils in my neighbor's loft, which was just perfect. He has a wonderful space that showcased the glass and paintings better than I could have imagined. Many thanks, Jay!
Thanks to everyone that came by on the tour.. It was a busy party friday night and a nice steady flow on saturday. Here are a few snapshots before the tour began. I will upload more photos of individual new pcs this week. So, here is a little sneak peek.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
pastel on paper. 11 x 8.5"
A view of the loft from Cabbagetown. I'm really enjoying this wonderful neighborhood and the character of the area. I'll be showing several pastels like these at the upcoming loft tour.
Please come by to see more! details below.
Dec 4th - 6pm-10pm
Dec 5th - 2pm-8pm
plus a very cool tour of the loft complex given by Bamby Ray at 12.30 and 2pm on dec 5th. I loved this part of the tour. Bamby's knowledge of the history of these building s is amazing.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Here is my image for the upcoming loft tour program and website. I'll post a link to the full program once it is published.
I am excited to exhibit my work in my neighbor's loft space this year!
The tour is dec 4th and 5th - more details to follow soon.
Pictured: glass etched tumblers. 3 in a series of several. $25 each.
Below is a cropped portion of a 6.5 x 7"(+mat) pastel on paper. $200, unframed. This is a view of Carroll Street in Cabbagetown. I'm looking forward to doing a little series of these.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here is another quick study of a small vase with my favorite, happy yellow flowers (need to look up their actual name). This is acrylic on board and probably about 4" wide.
Unfortunately I am cheating already...I did this one a few weeks ago. But it made me realize how fun and quick it can be to finish a small little painting in an hour or so.
These little glass jars make me smile... I've been etching on them and will post some pictures of those soon. Many thanks to friends that are collecting these little jelly jars for me.
I've always loved painting and drawing glass. There are so many wonderful shapes, values and reflections. Maybe a little series of these would be fun.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I am finally dipping my toes into the blogging world.
I've been inspired by so many wonderful, creative blogs about the daily painting movement. I am excited to participate and join the challenge of a daily (weekly?) chronicle of my creative pursuits. I love the idea of practicing daily and believe it is an excellent way to explore, learn and try out new ideas. So...here I go. Let the blogging begin. Please drop by often and let me know what you think! My goal is to post at least 3xs a week.
Pictured is a commissioned bowl with wild azaleas. I love the reflection of the design on the black table.
The painting is oil on canvas. probably 8x10. i painted this on tuesday, very quickly. I was working on another small painting from some images I took in Seattle at the Ballard market one sunday. I had cropped out this dog and kept looking at him..so i decided he could be in his own painting. his movement forward and the man's movement away really caught my interest. so i kept the rest of the painting simple, not wanting to get too caught up in the market scene. sometimes the broad planes of color are more interesting to me.