Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sorry the crickets have been chirping on this blog! I have been busy with several projects and not sure I can post them on here. One project I will finish this week is pictured here in progress. Wedding season is approaching and I love invitation and envelope calligraphy. I use Sumi ink and antique nibs-so yes it is a lot of dipping, but it is the best result. If you or anyone you know ever needs calligraphy for an event, please let me know:) email me for prices and time frames.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just a quick study while I am working on some children's book paintings, which is my current large project. (more on that soon!)
I have several little canvases around and whenever I need to get rid of some paint on my palette, I dab it on and work a little bit.

This is from a photo taken many years ago. It is my niece, Katherine, at the beach. Probably her first time there and she had the cutest little bikini on. I love her chubby cherub body and her outstretched hand.

I may switch over to oils at this point. Just started it in acrylic since that is what my current project is in. This would have much more depth and punch if completed in oil. hope to get back to it and have a finished painting soon.
But, back to work for now :)

Pearl's (Atlanta) closing

Yesterday I found out that the Atlanta Pearl's is closing!!!

Apparently this is old news and I am slow to take advantage. I immediately drove over to see if there were any items left. Everything in the store was marked down 50%. But this had been going on for 2 weeks, I was told.

Just about all the paints were wiped out...just a few random brands and unusual pigment hues. lots of watercolor and some gauche. Same story with the brushes, canvas and illustration board. Bummer.
There were, however, still a lot of pastels to be had. I stocked up on some of the luscious ultra soft pastels that just melt onto the page. I also bought some fabric paints for an upcoming commission to hand paint 2 pillows for a client. Other than that, it is a lot of random stuff.
I have to say it is kind of sad, even though I only occasionally went to Pearl's because it was not the closest to me. But, they did seem to have a better selection of true fine art supplies than some other atlanta shops. Pearl's is only closing 2 locations and i did not catch the other city.

So, if you have not already been, it is still worth checking out. The paper section still had a ton of mat board/crescent and lots of the beautiful art papers.

Sorry no image for this post. I'll break into the new stash of pastels soon!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Here is a little promo postcard for my glass etched lamps. I have a couple new ones in the works now. I can't wait to get back to them and finish them up!
Th designs etched on these lamps are often inspired by japanese art and design-I love their simple elegance. I am also often inspired by calligraphy (which is another passion of mine). The loop patterns are a reflection of that influence. I have a calligraphy project coming up the end of january, so I will post some of that work in february.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

This is driving down krog, almost to the graffiti tunnel. I had this one in the recent loft tour and my niece fell in love with it, so it is now her's!
It is about 10x8" pastel on paper.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Here is a pastel of some daisies that have managed to hang on since early december!! The sun at my loft was beautiful today even though it was only about 17 degrees outside. It was nice to sit by the sunny window and paint this one.
pastel on paper, 6 x 8.5"