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"
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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"
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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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Blue and Green

8" diameter
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Something completely different, loose and brushy and cool. I'm so looking forward to summer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Split Peach

5"x7"
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I think I might be having rather too much fun with this orange-and-blue thing.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Owlet

5"x7"
sold
Owlet is available through the Changeling Artist Collective's Operation Gaia auction, which will benefit the Audubon Society. All the wonderful artwork in the auction is starting at just $5!

WIP


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Bud

5"x7"
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I was really focusing on creating the glow of light coming through the flower, trying to pare everything down to just tones and essentials...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Corked Bottle

5"x7"
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Just a close up of something pretty. Interesting texture on the cork, smooth shine on the pottery.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Apple and Reflection

8"x8"
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Ah, I haven't done a painting like this in years and I have no idea why- I love doing them! I believe I'll be building another box tomorrow just for posing things in.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ridges

5"x7"
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I tried to create something very dry and light, like really get the feeling of the shell. I don't know if I'm explaining it properly, I'm not a word person..... but I captured a little bit of it. Glowing by still chalky outside-of-shell.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Looking

5"x7"
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This is why I do daily paintings. Experimenting with colors and atmosphere and learning so much along the way.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Morning

5"x7"
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I love my french press! And this is a fragmented little early-morning view. With bright blue, because everything is better with bright blue.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Compound Reflections

8" diameter
sold

Pretty shiny round things on a beautiful round canvas. I don't know why the circular canvases have such trouble finding homes, they're absolutely gorgeous. Ah, well.