Friday, July 3, 2015

Compound Reflections

8" diameter
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Just combining some of my favorite things for a painting! So much shiny, so much round. See all of the refections?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Turkey Skull and Marble

5"x7"
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Marbles go with ALL THE THINGS. Also, gotta love the texture and intricacy of bone.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Self Portrait with Mirrors

8" diameter
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Ok, so I posed my favorite mirrored marble *on* a mirror, and just kindof went from there into a strange and intricate world.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sometimes....

Sometimes a painting just doesn't get any love, but you're proud of it and enjoy it. And maybe I won't be painting any more Bone Tea pieces, but I am definitely enjoying having this monster up in my living room!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Seeing in All Directions

9"x12"
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And I present- the return of the three eyed goat! Yay paintings of magical creatures...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Madame C

5"x7"
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Continuing with the silliness. I'm thinking I should go on my redbubble and make it so this series can be purchased on greeting cards or something, what do you think?

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Red Couch

5"x7"
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Well here is something completely outside of my comfort zone, especially for a daily! The light was so wonderful I just couldn't resist, and now I'm trying to decide if my endlessly layered brushstrokes make it all more tangible or just feel confused....

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ginger Cat

5"x7"
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I.... might be having a little bit too much fun with this series.

Modigliadeer

5"x7"
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For obvious reasons, she needed to be a creature with a long graceful neck...

Basset with a Pearl Earring

5"x7"
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Tonight I needed something I could just sit down and paint, not have to do any deep thinking or funky problem solving.... Vermeer helpfully did all the thinking and problem solving for me on this one, I just tweaked it a teensy bit!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Peony Brushstrokes

5"x7"
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Pretty, pretty peony. And beautiful juicy brushstrokes. Really that's all, I'm a very simple creature :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Secret

9"x12"
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So this is something a bit new for me, but it feels so wonderful!

sketch

So working on The Shy Ones left me making this odd little sketch, which led to something else wonderful and interesting!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Shy Ones

9"x12"
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This is a portrait of one of the sweet, shy creatures living in the woods behind our home, and the lovely squid-doll she made.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

... and after. "The Viewing of The Circles"

9"x12"
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I thought I was done with this painting, took some photos and everything.... decided to go back in to correct some of the edges, and the phthalo blue kindof took over. And then the highlights got more enthusiastic. And now I love the drama of it all, it's all so vivid!

before.....

9"x12"

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Deeper

9"x12"
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Oh my goodness this one came out so awesome. Glow, little toothy fish, GLOW!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Deer Skull at Night

9"x12"
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I feel like I had a breakthrough with the lighting on this one!

French Press on Black

5"x7"
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Did you miss me? I missed you! Sorry, I was quite computerless for a week there.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Red and Blue

5"x7"
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Oh, the glow! Oh, the shiny roundness! I can never go but so long without returning to my marbles.

Crown

8"x16"
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My little one, with three lizards on her head basking in the strange light.

Art inspires Art

5"x7"
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A beautiful little pottery bowl my friend Brookestar made! I didn't do justice to her painting on it, but the lighting is quite lovely.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Water Monster

9"x12"
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A new painting from an old photo of my little girl, one I've been wanting to paint from forever and ever! Soft blues and such wonderful edges.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Two Windows

5"x7"
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We've certainly reached the time of year where this is the most appealing time of day!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bird of Paradise

5"x7"
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I've been intimidated by the more ornate painted teacups.... trying to ease into it!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

*sigh*

Some days (like today) my brain absolutely positively refuses to do anything like painting. Those days are frustrating.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Full Moon

5"x7"
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We needed the rain today, and I didn't mind it being cool from the rain.... but I'm still pretending to be back at the beach watching the moon over the waves.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sketch

Julian Richlings has the most marvelous profile, and I just *had* to try a sketch of him.

Monday, May 18, 2015

As Above, So Below

12"x12"
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I have been wanting to paint the underside of a skull ever since I first started collecting them- finally did it! A portrait of my two deer skulls, all beautiful brushstrokes and fascinating edges.