Thursday, March 25, 2010

Suzuki Market Place

The Suzuki Market Place is coming up! I'll be participating in the show, so please come by!!

APril 10th
10 am - 7 pm

I'll be showing paintings and silhouettes with an emphasis on portraits. It looks like a fun line up of artists and crafts-people. Hope to see you there!!


I have been busy painting a series of illustrations for a children's book. This is not one of them...but I was mixing some colors and the burnt sienna and yellows made pretzels pop to mind...I'm not even really wanting a pretzel right now, but I do like the fun shape and decided to paint one.
wouldn't it be fun to do a series of these...all food or maybe even flash cards of the alphabet for children. Iknow there are some fabulous ones out there (of animals) . But maybe one day I'll do my own series!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cloche etched feathers

I did this a little while ago! But I never photographed it, so here it is. I love how the feathers act as a frame for the plant. It would also be beautiful with a small orchid in there...or really any flowers.

I ran the ING GA Half Marathon yesterday, so that wiped out a good bit of my weekend! Ready to get back on track and hope to have more goodies to post soon.
thanks for visiting the blog!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Glass etched lamp

Just finished etching this one today and assembled the lamp parts. This was commissioned by someone to give as a wedding gift. The beautiful motif was used for the invitations, so there is some special meaning there and it makes an elegant lamp design, too.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pink moped • pastel

Pink Moped. 5x7" pastel on paper.

This cute little moped is often parked in a small protected spot in one of the loft parking areas. Tuesday (i think) it was sunny..maybe monday-seems like forever ago! Anyways, it was gorgeous out and I stepped out for a quick stroll to warm up in the sun.
Ever since, I have wanted to capture this image with the sun barely hitting the edge of the moped and the concrete box it sat in.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Painting • revised

Brad and Gus.oil on canvas 12x12"

I painted this several years ago...2001! I've had it in our house for I guess almost 10 years. wow. I love it and i remember this day so well - we were hiking along a river near an old mill. It is one of my favorite paintings. However, over the years, I noticed some areas that needed to be fixed. SO, finally I have brought this to the studio to mend some spots.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Oil painting • Katherine

Katherine 5 x 7" oil on canvas.
I have wanted to paint portraits for awhile. But not necessarily in the traditional sense. Instead I like to approach it from a more natural setting. Sort of like the posed photo vs. the journalistic approach. Definitely there are merits to both. I think I just like the figure to be doing things or engaged in something instead of the camera or viewer. More like capturing a moment instead of a pose.
Fortunately, I have lots of photos of my nieces and I can use them as experiments. Children are just fun to draw and paint. After sorting through boxes of photos, I found several from our beach trips over the years. This one is from maybe 5 years ago...Katherine's first trip to the beach.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Crocus • pastel

the first sign of spring! i love the crocus. a few years ago I planted some bulbs and they come back every year - the first to pop out when the weather is still bleak and we have a warm day followed by a freezing day. I guess they are just hearty little fellows. i was worried when i spotted them and then the next day it snowed (for the 3rd? time this year) we never get snow. regardless, they are still opening up every morning when the sun hits.
I had to capture one and bring it inside to paint because they will be gone before i know it.
crocus pastel on arches paper 5x7"