Friday, February 27, 2015

Stillwater

9"x12"
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A little painting of my daughter swimming in the Gulf last summer- trying to bring back the warmth!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Centering

9"x12"
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And this little critter was developed alongside the rooster.... obviously. I love the idea, but my goodness it is challenging to execute!

The Beginnings of Things

9"x12"
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This third eye thing is new for me! But I am really enjoying exploring it...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Call of the Sea

12"x12"
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My little cousin Anna, as a mermaid or a naiad or something.... something just crawled forth from the ocean, and thinking about going back. I know I am too!

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Changeling

9"x12"
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Children in general are just unearthly... some of them especially so.

The Things We Find

9"x12"
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M daughter, posing with the jawbone from a whitetail deer. Or maybe a unicorn. It's hard to tell.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stiltwalker

9"x12"
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I've learned that it is best not to ask too many questions. Especially when a sheep-chicken comes strutting into the studio on stilts, demanding to be painted.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Dandy

9"x12"
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Today was complicated. we lost power last night so the pipes froze and just.... bleh. So this little fellow is cheering me up!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Put Together

5"x7"
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My brain is being difficult lately. It insisted on randomly painting these pieces-of-horses dailies out of the blue, and now it still won't let me get back to the stuff I was working on before....
*sigh*

Upright

5"x7"
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Halo

5"x7"
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Edges

5"x7"
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Trying to figure out the mechanics of making a thing glow. And of course, fish always making for a fun subject for experimentation.

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Marble in a Teacup II

5"x7"
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Sometimes I like to paint something more than once, to figure out what composition looks better. And sometimes that just leaves me wanting to paint it a few more times!

A Marble in a Teacup I

5"x7"
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Naomi in the Dark

9"x12"
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I am so in love with this painting. I should probably step back and take a breath before posting, but.... oh well!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Unearthly Child

8"x16"
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I should rework paintings more often- the strangest, most interesting things happen. Like this, for instance. She's like a tiny patron saint for the zombie movement.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gold Trim

5"x7"
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Harumph. It is almost midnight and this spoon just will NOT act right. Trying again tomorrow. Goodnight my loves!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Orbits

11"x14"
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Something spooky- revisiting these two little baby dolls.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Shades of Blue II

5"x7"
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I love the beautiful swirls inside the marbles..... although I guess the magic for me really is in the roundness of them, and the beautiful things they do with light because they're these wonderful spheres of glass.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Shades of Blue I

5"x7"
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Just something pretty. Shiny things in the light of those interesting new LED ball thingies. You know how I am about marbles!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Explorers

11"x14"
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I've learned that it is best to just not ask myself too many questions. It means that interesting things are free to happen.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Transitional Creatures

12"x12"
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A little water-goat fairy creature came to me, and graciously agreed to let me paint her. Isn't she adorable?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Eye Contact

5"x7"
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This is me, trying to figure out how to paint a goat's eye. Once you get past the weirdness, they're beautiful!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Afternoon

5"x7"
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Trying to decide if I ventured too far from my comfort zone in this one. Well, that's what dailies are for!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pale Hen

5"x7"
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And out strides a Pale Hen. Love how this one came out! It started out being all about that wild glow to her eye, but then there were the pretty soft pale feathers and just textures in general....

Sunday, January 18, 2015

White Lines

5"x7"
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Pretty kitty at Swanfire Farm.... in case you're wondering about the title, something about the white stripes of the chair and the white whiskers and eyebrow hairs. It totally made sense at the time.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Patchwork Colors

5"x7"
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I got to go over to Swanfire Farm and take lots and lots of fun reference photos! A whole new rabbit hole to jump in!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Garlic and Shadow

5"x7"
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Sometimes you just want to paint something simple. But still sculptural or whatever. And sometimes your friend Cara came over for a cooking day, and her approach to taking cloves of garlic off is apparently quite different from yours and now you really just *have* to paint said garlic.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

French Press

5"x7"
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Shiny stuff!
Better yet, shiny stuff that is involved in the making of coffee! I was totally given the world's cutest french press.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Corset Back

5"x7"
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My neutrals are really coming along, lately! Also- yay textures.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sliced Orange

5"x7"
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Trying to keep a feeling going from yesterday, focusing on the light..... more color made it into this one, I'm not sure how. It doesn't seem like orange would be a particularly sneaky color. Still, it feels bright!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Snowman

5"x7"
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A snowman who needs no introduction- you know I like painting my daughter's toys, and this was lots of fun!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Skull and Spheres

8" diameter
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Some more "smooky"ness! I'm experimenting with new light sources here with some LED spheres, and my beloved go-to still life painting props- skulls and marbles. This painting went straight up on the dining room wall after being finished!