Monday, October 20, 2014

Pink Brooch and Pearls

9"x12"
sold

Is this my favorite-yet Bird In Pearls? Might officially be, yes!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pink and Green Cheese

8"x8"
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I really, really, really need to learn how to make ruffs! This was inspired by another one of Naomi's toys, made by Busy Little Hands. The original isn't nearly so creepy, and very lovable and well-loved.

The Red Queen's Doll

8"x8"
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So, after an epically unproductive couple of days, today was much better! And I'm actually posting before midnight, go me!
Much love to you all. Hopefully Naomi's baby doll doesn't give you too many nightmares.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Unlikely Partnership

9"x12"
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You remember my robot goldfish series, of course. One of the frogs from our backyard pond decided to join in the fun on this piece.

more sketching.

I do so wish I'd been able to sweet talk my friend out of this skull before she cleaned it up.... ah, well....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Easter Sunday

9"x12"
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I know, I know, Easter is nowhere near October. But I've learned that if a title pops into my head then I should go with it, or else the Title Muse will think I'm being ungrateful and she'll abandon me, and then where would that leave us? *sigh*

So you're all coming to Whimsical Women on November 22nd, right?

just sketching!

Sharpie and inkwash, just having a bit of fun. Twitter is having an #inktober Thing, so I'm participating now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Vampyre and Her Fish

9"x12"
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Life just keeps getting stranger and stranger....

Glimmers

6"x6"
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Just a little graphite doodle on gesso. You know sometimes you see a picture and it seems like one really cool thing, but then it turns out to be a completely different thing? And you kindof want to recreate the thing you thought you saw? Yeah.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mermaid Commission

16"x20"
private collection

This one was so much fun to do! The wonderful owners of Finfolk Productions (they make meraid tails, how awesome is that?) commissioned this, and I had a great time with it!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Goldfish Trail

5"x7"
sold

And continuing to have fun with little bits of cadmium orange, trying to make things really glow.

Persimmon on Black

5"x7"
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Ah, the beauties of autumn....

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Red and Pearls

9"x12"
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This is a series I am really enjoying. I was thinking of them as anthropomorphic, but I was reading a book on cave paintings and learned the word therianthropic, and think that's a better description.

Changeling

9"x12"
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Getting ready for the Whimsical Women Show, I guess!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Passionfruit

5"x7"
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These are definitely one of the things I love about this time of year! I'm planting a lot of the seeds, in hopes that next year I'll have my own vines and will be able to paint the flowers as well as the fruit!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sketch of the Artist's Daughter

9"x12"
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She is so amazing. Even- or maybe especially- with horns.

Sketch of a Nest

5"x7"
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Sorry I fell off the face of the planet! I'm back now, mostly- just got really, really wrapped up in some commissions.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Teatime

8" diameter
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My little one dressed up an old monkey doll passed down to her from my sister.... and I just HAD to paint a portrait of the result!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Blueberry Thicket

5"x7"
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Venturing outside my comfort zone for this one! But it makes me happy- the light is beautiful, and I am always happy when painting my Baby.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Skull My Father Gave Me

12"x16"
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This was pure self indulgence. All the marvelous little shapes in the skull, and the rich soft silk, and the dark background.... I am tempted not to even put this one up for sale!

Cradles and Reflections

11"x14"
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Oh my goodness, I am loving these still life pieces! I tried to stay very loose with the pink silk, and gradually work up to the more delicate areas.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Persimmons in Soft Light

5"x7"
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Beautiful soft edges. I learn so much from these daily paintings. And persimmons seemed like the perfect thing to paint on the first day of autumn!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Garlic Clove

5"x7"
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Just something simple to paint.... learned a lot about highlights, today!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Two Thai Eggplants

5"x7"
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I would sit here and type something out properly, but the Tiny Human is standing behind me asking me to go outside with her and catch lightning bugs! Love y'all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Come Together on the Water

9"x12"
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Just something simple, and pretty. Folded paper and a mirrored sphere, things I've been painting for a long time now, brought together with softly flowing cloth.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mason Jar on Black

5"x7"
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Having fun sketching- it has been a very full weekend over here! We shall see how it influences the artwork :)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Green Glass

5"x7"
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Look! Something shiny!

I swear, all my daily paintings are basically "Hi! So this caught my eye, and I experimented while painting it, and learned a lot, and pretty!"

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Early Morning by Lamplight

8"x16"
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Gah, I am so in love with this painting! Naomi's toys inspired it, of course, she was fast asleep with one of the dolls and the other was lying nearby and inspiration suddenly struck.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Before the Rain

 11"x14"
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I've been wanting and wanting to do more still life stuff, and some produce actually made it past my daughter and all the way into the house- so I jumped on the opportunity! Love the colors, and the shapes the cloth made running all around and under the jumble of things. I have all this amazing stuff on my bookshelves, but when I've been taking it down to do a just-one-thing still life it just feels so static that I lose heart.... all together like this it feels really exciting.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Quiet Morning

5"x7"
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Yes, another teacup. This weather is really messing with me, it's not supposed to turn cool and rainy this early in the year! So hot tea actually makes a lot of sense at the moment.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Black and Gold

5"x7"
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Yesterday's painterly teacup was so much fun that I wanted to try something along the same lines.... but this cup has a LOT more going on, with all the gold patterning on the black background!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Teacup Interior

5"x7"
sold

Dude. I am so impressed with myself right now- I think I might actually be "getting" this whole soft edges thing!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

you haven't seen her for a bit, have you?

Still plodding along.... don't know why she's taking so long, but it's ok!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Full Ripe

5"x7"
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Poblano peppers make me happy. Poblano peppers that I pick from plants in my backyard make me even happier! This one is destined to become part of a soup tomorrow.

*happy dance*

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gardenia on Grey

5"x7"
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My favorite flower! Just so rich and creamy and perfect, totally capable of being all awesome and sculptural even against a pale neutral background like this.