Monday, November 30, 2009

Peony and Brown

6x6 acrylic on board
Wow. For post number 700, last one of November, I've got a proper daily painting that I am really proud of! the slightly off-kilter composition, the wonderful feeling of light, the mostly subdued colors that really make the flower pop.... not to mention the fact that I painted it with a sleeping infant on my lap :)
#700

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chicken Sketch IV

sketchbook
... and the last of the chickens. For a little while.
#699

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Chicken Sketch I

sketchbook
My parents have chickens. And you know, they're a lot more complicated to draw than I would've thought! Lots more lumps and bumps, you know, not just a walking cloud of feathers. It's kind of cool.
#696

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Keys

sketchbook
And, it's Monday. Baby is happily kicking and gurgling in her bouncy seat beside me, and while I'm not actually feeling coherent yet, it's a lot closer :) Pretty old keys on pink.... have to wonder just how secure those old locks were, with the keys being this simple. Of course you can get through a lot of locks with a credit card now, so I don't guess we've come but so far.
#693

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nozzle

sketchbook
Yep, looking forward to getting some sleep tonight! It was just the Durham Art Walk today, not both shows- lots of fun, lots of wonderful people. I'll have to post links once my brain starts working again.
#692

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Peony and Turquoise

16x20 acrylic on canvas
Hm, this one didn't photograph very well at all... ah, well. Both shows went very well, were lots of fun.... and I'm dead on my feet. Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!
#691

Friday, November 20, 2009

Evening Lights

8x8 acrylic on canvas
Tonight is setup for the Durham Art Walk, tomorrow is the Durham Art Walk and the Whimsical Women Show in Winston Salem. Wish me luck!

#690

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Peach Slice II

5x7 acrylic on panel
Waaay too busy, it's my own fault, and I'm kicking myself for it. It'll be worth it, though- I mean, I'm always feeling crazy overwhelmed before shows. Just a little more so, this time...
#689

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Little Teapots

sketchbook
I'm a little teapot
short and stout,
here is my handle
here is my spout!
When I get all steamed up
I will shout
so tip me over
and pour me out.
#688

Monday, November 16, 2009

Twix

sketchbook
Ah, me and my sweet tooth... taking a step back here for a little while, it's going to be mostly a sketch a day instead of a proper painting. The Teacup Human is taking up a lot of time, yes, and I seem to want to spend every waking moment attached to her, but I also want to put some time and thought into how to ensure that absolutely every piece I make available is as high quality as it can be, you know? Hopefully that makes sense. The aforesaid Teacup Human is screaming in my ear tight now, and it's a little hard to think :-/
#686

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Iris II

5x7 acrylic on panel
And a little farther along, with more light. Pretty.... so glad that we can still get flowers after they quit blooming in our yards, you know?
Baby Naomi is one month old today, which totally blows my mind. It doesn't seem like nearly that long, and as fast as she's grown it seems like it must have been longer. But I guess that feeling never really goes away, huh?
#682

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Iris I

5x7 acrylic on panel
Just unfurling, and with the sunlight cutting in....
#681

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blue and Grey

5x7 acrylic on panel
Actually, I keep suger in it... I wanted to make that part of the title, but it's not really a jar or a tin, certainly not a bowl, and container just sounds silly.... soft light, cloudy day.
#680

Monday, November 9, 2009

Radish

5x7 acrylic on panel
More farmer's market booty :)
#679

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ginger Ale and Stripes

sketchbook
Just a doodle... I seem to be drinking a lot of this stuff lately, and I liked the whole idea, overhead view of something round and two stripes, like on Persimmon and Stripes a little while back, you know?
#676

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Green Striped Tomato

5x5 acrylic on panel
It's that time of year... when you start picking things like tomatoes before they're all the way ripe, because otherwise the frost might get them :-/ Oh, well, that's probably where fried green tomatoes came from, and they're a good thing! Now where on earth do you suppose we got the idea for fried pickles?
#675

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Golden Pear II

5x7 acrylic on panel
Continuation from Monday... just loved it so much I had to do a repeat, you know? I think they'd actually make a really pretty set hung together, even though they're oriented differently... I dunno, is that a bad thing at all?
#674

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pacifier

sketchbook
Well, Naomi hates the thing, so I figured I'd sketch it... get a little bit of use out of it that way :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Golden Pear I

5x7 acrylic on panel
November... wow, the year is gone before you know it, isn't it? I wish I could make it all slow down, but no such luck :) Golden autumn-ey pear here, bright and touchable. I do love painting these things, something about the shape, I suppose....
#672

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Naomi, Week One

8x8 acrylic on cradled hardboard
collection of the artist
Sharing a painting of the most wonderful, perfect, fascinating little person in the whole wide world :)
#671