Friday, December 18, 2009

It has been crazy busy around here. The holidays and life have filled up a lot of my time. Here is a pastel that I had in my show recently. This is from Cabbagetown and shows one of the infamous cafes on the street.

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

pastel. 10 x 8"
Corner of Pickett. Another view from walking around Cabbagetown. So many great cottages and I loved this picket fence on Pickett St.

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

Katherine and Ansley. pastel 5 x 7" may try to reshoot looks very contrasty here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A small pastel in progress. I started this last night and hoped to finish it this morning, but work got in the way. Have to finish an illustration project and then I'll get back to this. Hopefully today.

This is from a photo of my nieces at the beach.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Playhouse in Highlands, NC. pastel 7x6.5". A quick little study. I have not used pastels in a long time and I forgot how much fun they can be.

Monday, October 19, 2009

3 new glass tumblers. The middle design is similar to one I've done before, but because these are carved/drawn onto the glass, each one is unique. Also, I have found some new glass tumblers that I really like. They are like cylinders with no flair.

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. 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 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.