Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sprocket

An adorable little pet portrait for a friend, in a rather epic frame I found in a thrift shop!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Glass

8"x8"
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I obtained this amazing solid glass sphere over the summer, and finally got around to painting it! Just wonderful....

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The First Year

9"x12"
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A magical little portrait of one of my houseplants. I just got this pot for her, and am rather proud of the effect!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coming Together

11"x14"
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the little creatures sweeping over the world.... I wanted to bring a little land creature in this time, show it's not just a drowned windowsill, but a fundamental change, like the animals are really existing according to new rules here.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dream Fox

5"x7"
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It was a little landscape but wasn't working and suddenly evolved into a dreamscape.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bonfire

5"x7"
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A cold front is coming through today, and the smoke is hanging thick and low on the cleared fields.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

From Mexico with Love

5"x7"
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I was working hard on commissions today, and rather at a loss as to what to paint for the blog.... when I noticed this just sitting off to my left, waiting patiently to be painted again. It's a tiny beautiful bowl from Mexico that I got at a wonderful local fair-trade place, the painting on the inside is lovely, and the way it's reflected through the marble caught my eye.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Cherry and Shiny

5"x7"
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I wasn't sure what to paint today.... so of course, fruit and something shiny. You can see the blue screen of updating limbo reflected in the silver cup and the cherry!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Black Cat

9"x12"
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So I was at the Scrap Exchange and say this AWESOME bottle for a dollar and yes, absolutely had to bring it home and paint it. With a cat skull. Of course.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Night Flight

16"x20"
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Another big gorgeous bird painting! A barn owl this time, and a.... glowing butterfly? Yes, it was almost a goldfish but I decided to go with something a little more delicate and airborne.

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Pour

5"x7"
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Recently we went to the Liberty Arts Iron Pour in Central Park here in Durham, and it was unlike anything I've ever seen before! I expect the experience will be popping up in my paintings for a while....

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Turmeric

5"x7"
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Yesterday was one of my houseplants, today is one of the plants I just harvested from the front yard! And yes, it is that ridiculously yellow.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Succulent

5"x7"
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I'm very grateful to be back to painting today! Feeling a bit rusty, but it'll wear off quickly.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Rooster and Crescent Moon

16"x20"
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This big magnificent critter has some serious presence, and it was so much fun working on him! The swirling grassy foreground is new for me too, and very gratifying.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Morning

5"x7"
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Loose brushy awesomeness, and a spoon. I think I'm in love with the light on the coffee cup handle though.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pink Light

5"x7"
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Last little shorebird for a little while. Again. I love this theme. And the light on the little bidrie butt.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Feathers

5"x7"
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What is it with me and birds and fish? All those little intricacies...

Gull

5"x7"
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A rather extraordinary little sketch of a portrait of a seagull. Fun stuff.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Unexpected Rain

8"x10"
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This one turned out very different from my usual paintings, but I'm rather enjoying it. It took an illustration-ey turn once I started reworking it!

Rosebud

5"x7"
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There's going to be a hard frost tonight, so I decided to bring in the one rosebud from my poor confused rosebush, and pose it in this wonderful glass sphere!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Creamer and Cherry II

5"x7"
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It seems the weather is affecting my painting! Still, it's a super wonderful fat little silver creamer.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bubbles and Horns


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Because sometimes you quite like a painting but it's missing.... something.... oh, bubbles. Of course.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Goldfish Tea

8"x8"
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Gorgeous little things that just came home with me.... and a goldfish. Because of course a goldfish. Look how shiny that wonderful silver teapot is!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Curves

5"x7"
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Something beautiful... something that seems simple, but has so much going on in the details. Good things.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Porchlights

9"x12"
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I'm rather proud of this one! And of course these twilight paintings are always so much fun to do, the lights really change the whole feel of the painting.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cat Skull

5"x7"
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Beautiful shapes peering out of the shadows, another skull posing in a cigar box....

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Red Star

5"x7"
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What does an artist do with random mylar balloons? Paints them, of course.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Unexpected Rain

8"x10"

Available in an auction with the Strange Dreams Artist Collective on facebook, running from November 1st through the 7th. The theme was Strange Dreams, and, well..... the other paintings are fantastic too, you should come look.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Grey and Green

9"x12"
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Small round things. Little invisible eggs, a big egg casting a shadow..... and a teacup, inevitably.

Friday, October 27, 2017

printmaking!

.... the early stages of printmaking. seeing where it takes me.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Grackle

5"x7"
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Experimenting, trying to learn about birdish shapes and how feathers overlap. They're just so DIFFERENT when you're more used to mammals.

Pomegranate

5"x7"
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Another something beautiful, tucked into a cigar box to pose to take advantage of the interesting shadows. I'm so glad I found the cigar boxes again!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Creole Garlic

5"x7"
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Some absolutely gorgeous garlic from the farmers market- it's a kind that takes summertime heat better than most garlics.