today is the first day of the Old Louisville Springfest.... and I'm not writing this today, I have no idea how to post to the blog from my phone. wish me luck anyways, the weather is supposed to be beautiful :)
and isn't it fun? This one was an interesting challenge, because I was working from a picture of her as a little boy... a friend of mine commissioned this for her wife, who has "transitioned" to being a woman- so thoughtful of her, and I'm glad I could be a part of it :)
sorry I've been gone for a few days.... aren't these cute? they'll be at the Whimsical Women Art Festival in Chapel Hill NC at the Village Green at Souther Village on Saturday (the 4th), from 10 am to 3 pm.... come out and see me!
I really do love goldfish! This one was a lot of fun to paint.
Today was a great day, too! I planted soooo much in the yard- a bunch of kinds of tomatoes, a couple kinds of peppers, poppies, bee balm, nicotiana, chives, french tarragon, artichokes, sweet marjoram, sweet mace, a couple kinds of sunflowers.... springtime is so wonderful!
Everything is covered in pollen, the whole world smells of wisteria, and I got to paint a goldfish :)
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Just delicious :) I have a couple of amazing friends who do fairy hair, and they dress up like fairies... well, steampunk fairies..... anyways, I fell in love with the whole corset and bustle thing!
My amazing, beautiful little girl :) I think this is very much in my little "magical realism" genre, don't you? The hoodie is *actually* green, and actually belongs to my baby sister, but Naomi was borrowing it and just looked so adorable. The grey just made sense to me, but so did the golden egg, so obviously my judgement is a little warped....
My lovely, amazing little muse, and a deer skull my mother found in the woods in Pennsylvania and brought back for me. I feel so blessed. And amazed by what all a painting can be! Something silly and playful but a little bit dark can also be about shamans and ancient history and growth all at the same time :)
Om nom nom nom..... a coconut dream donut from Monuts!
And Naomi and I just transplanted six dozen little seedlings into their little peat pots, and somehow we STILL have more to transplant- I think I may have overdone it! And for reals, Spring needs to get here already. The weekend should be beautiful, but then it's going to get cold again, and I'm so tired of winter.... sniffle sniffle sniffle..... *cue the crickets*
Where did this come from? I have no idea! Sometimes a painting comes into your mind and you have to just roll with it.... I do seem to be developing a bit of a *thing* for helmets, though, don't I? Interesting.
sorry about missing yesterday, my sweet ones! I got to go and hang out with two wonderful, amazing artists- Jude Harzer and Tim Sheaffer. It was a wonderful day, but no painting happened at all. I take that back- Naomi did some lovely paintings while us grown-ups were talking (ack! am I a grown up? how did that happen?)
so, two works in progress for you, and more to come tomorrow :)
I am an artist living and working in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and have been maintaining this blog as a daily painting project since January 1, 2008. Each of the daily paintings and studies posted here is available on Etsy. My larger and more involved works can be rented from me or purchased through Etsy, from the Broomfields Gallery in West Jefferson, North Carolina, from Bull City Art and Frame in Durham, North Carolina, or from me directly by contacting me at email@example.com .