Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mango and Blue Shadow

5"x7"
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It's become apparent that my favorite color is phthalo blue. It really makes the other colors glow!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Garlic

5"x7"
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I can't ever resist when there's the pretty reddish-purple striped garlic at the co-op/

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Masked Ball

11"x14"
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A truly fancy kitty cat this evening.... and I'm all done painting my silly animals for a little while.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Chamellia

8"x10"
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Oh this is just too perfect. The boston terrier had me enjoying painting a critter that can look in all directions at once, which logically enough led to a chameleon with a peacock feather in her hat.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Redheaded Lady

8"x16"
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I believe this is the first time a fox has come by the studio to pose for me....

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gentle Lady

11"x14"
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I particularly like her wig. Although now I'm wondering if she shouldn't be smaller, and the wig way bigger.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Merci

11"x14"
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One of my favorite ladies got a new dress, and just HAD to come by and pose in it.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monsieur

9"x12"
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You'll be seeing a nice little group of dressed up animals over the next few days, I think.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Origin of Fire

11"x14"
sold

I don't usually have much of a narrative in my paintings, but I started this one for the mythology auction, and I absolutely love the feeling of it.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Floating

5"x7"
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The other painting I did for the Strange Dreams Collective's Mythology Auction. Tiny little thing, but lots of beauty there.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Octopus Woman's Daughter

11"x14"
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Oh wow. I did this one for the Mythology Auction for the Strange Dreams Art Group, and I'm rather in love with her. Water and branching beautiful vegetation and a beautiful creature. Octopus Woman is a wonderful strong character in the mythology of the Pacific Northwest First Nations people.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Peering

8"x10"
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This one is too big to be a daily really, but it had to be to do justice to the fishy. Pretty shiny swimmy things are wonderful.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Stripes

8"x8"
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Still living in the tangible world. Greens are so much fun to paint sometimes.... I ought to find another thing are iconic as an avocado to play with, though. Any ideas?

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Looking

9"x12"
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Back to sketching, and experimenting with different things. Graphite and acrylic together, all that good stuff.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Pink Shawl

9"x12"
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I'm in a quandry. I know I underprice my paintings horribly, and I want to slide it up just a smidge, enough to make a difference for me but not so much as to price anyone out of owning originals, because that's really important to me.... it's just hard. Gr. One of those things where I just want to hide out and paint and let someone else deal with all the practical stuff.

I'll just hang out in my studio and lovely sheep-women will come and pose for me and all will be well.

Plumed Lady

9"x12"
sold

Back to usual in the studio, for the moment.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shadows

5"x7"
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This painting is.... very unlike me. I was trying to push into a new idea, but may have stumbled too far. I dunno.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Peach Fuzz

5"x7"
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I miss summertime.

Skull

5"x7"
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A little daily I'm tremendously proud of. It's nice when something feels so rounded ans tangible. A cat skull, by the way....

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rounded Things

5"x7"
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Yes, you've seen this one before. Twice, actually. And I'm so glad it didn't sell before because oh my gosh look at it now! The super shadowy background and the lost edges and the worn wood right there in the foreground, and now that everything is darker look how the rainbow pops!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Full Moon

9"x12"
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Nothing was coming out right all day, so I made something in my sketchbook that came out pretty well. The moon was just so beautiful and you can never paint too many owls.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Flip Top

5"x7"
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I got this bottle on impulse, I suppose to do some slightly-fermented wine. But I'm making ginger ale for the Kidlet in it right now!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Blue and Green

8"x8"
sold

Having fun painting yummy things. Keeping it simple, although I am wondering what it would be like to do a painting like this on patterned fabrc, and letting that show through in the background.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Red and Blue

5"x7"
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Tinkering with an old one, opaque and transparent and little bits of bright color.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bay

5"x7"
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Just having fun, sketching. Trying to make the sunlit areas really stand out.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Blue Swirl

5"x7"
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Back to dailies! Shiny things, the inside of an oyster shell..... I think I might ought to a do a huge one like this, to really get into the textures.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Frida

8"x10"
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This one.... inspired by a child I know, and by my usual child-deer mashups, yes. And obviously by Frida Kahlo.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Red Queen

9"x12"
sold

Back to my peculiar and very fancy animals. I was planning on a very fancy dress, but my model had different plans. It is a spectacular ruff though.