Friday, April 30, 2010


Something different I'm trying out for Whimsicals- Sculpey and iridescent pigments and paint all liquid-nails-ed to a canvas. Fun!

Lemon IV

5x7 acrylic on paper
Wow. Eight hundred and fifty posts. Eight hundred and fifty paintings.... and there's just more and more things that I want to paint! Or repaint, as the case may be :) But lemons are fun, you know? Likes pears, and cherries, and cups of tea, and raw eggs, all the usual suspects...
And another reminder- Whimsicals is this Saturday! If you're going to be anywhere near Chapel Hill you really, really ought to come by- this show is a lot of fun! .

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blood Orange Slice

5x7 acrylic on paper
Her Nuggetness is grumpy, I've gotta run... I really like this one, though!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tomato Slice

5x7 acrylic on paper
.... and more with the tomato theme. Plotting on some artichokes, though..... that'll hold till after Whimsicals, I don't know if I want to be jumping on something that new to me right here when I'm trying to get ready for a show, but soon, for sure.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Red Tomato III

5x7 acrylic on panel
And another little bit :) I picked a really round one this time- they always look kind of silly to me, but cheerful, you know?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Red Tomato II

5x7 acrylic on paper
Just a little bit of summertime :)

Lemon Wedge

5x7 acrylis on canvasboard
Putter, putter, puttering, the Whimsicals Show is a week from today.... wait, it's after midnight again. A week from yesterday. Naomi is helping me right now, o course, reorganizing my tubes of paint and driving me to distraction by saying things like "Mama" even though I don't think it's possible she knows those two syllables apply to me :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lemon and Water II

5x7 acrylic on paper
It's been a while since I did any glass, hasn't it? Have to try again soon, this was fun.... and easier than I remember. Must've learned something along the way :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tea and Spoon II

6x8 acrylic on canvasboard
Woohoo, before midnight! Now I've got to run, the little adventurer is geyying squirmy :)


Tea- Yellow and Blue

6x8 acrylic on canvasboard
Posting after midnight again... trying to decide just how bad of a pattern this is :-/

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Egg XV

6x6 acrylic on panel
Back in the saddle! Finally found my camera about thirty minutes ago, it vanished towards the end of the Durham Art Walk (turns out the diaper bag ate it), hence the lateness of the post... but it was a wonderful weekend, and now I'm looking forward to the Whimsical Women Art Festival in two weeks (May 1st, see ). More immediately, I'm looking forward to some sleep. Hope you all had a good Monday!
PS- Shout out to Barbara- it was great meeting you this weekend!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rose of Sharon

18x18 acrylic on stretched canvas
And yet another one of my "big" pieces. Not to worry, we'll be back to the ebayables tomorrow, i.e. after I'm able to get back in my studio :) Just a reminder for those of you in the area- last chance to come and see Nugget and I at the Durham Art Walk today!

Three Golden Roses

8x8 acrylic on cradled hardboard
Another non-daily, obviously :) This one..... I was happy with it, and now I'm plotting on some changes :-/ We'll see.
In other news, the Art Walk is going well, and I love the booth space I got, up in the Durham Performing Arts Center- great light, plenty of space, fun boothmates!

Strawberry III

12x12 acrylic on cradled hardboard
Remember when I said I was going to paint a strawberry as big as my head? I did it! Great big 'ol thing, and I am so proud of the result.... now this isn't a very good image, we're having glare issues right now... I'll get a better one up soon :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nectarine on Black

8x10 acrylic on canvas
And once again, gorgeous colors.... I promise. This one just refused to photograph, for some reason :(
Trying to get ready for the Durham Art Walk this weekend.... right on the tail of a move that is looking like a Herculean task, but I am looking forward to it. Baby's first art show!


8x10 acrylic on canvas
Ok, it's the middle of the night and I'm experiencing a painfully obvious lack of creativity in the titles department. The colors are wonderful in real life, though.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Strawberry on Top

5x7 acrylic on paper
Ok, I have no idea what this bit of pudding-y deliciousness is actually called, but it was a lot of fun to paint :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Seagulls V

5x7 acrylic on paper
.... and amazingly enough I think that gets us caught up. Not that I'm totally in love with all my random-on-vacation marker scribblings, but I think some good paintings will come out of those ideas, and that's whats important... Had a wonderful time, but still, glad to be back :)

Seagull IV

5x7 acrylic on paper

Summer Reading

.... in this case Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal Dreams". She's awesome.

The Couch

Naomi's Yellow Sundress

Sunset Scribble

Green Polka Dots

Flip Flops Scribble

Shell Scribble

Beach Reading Scribble

Sunday, April 4, 2010

.... just a bit of an update.

Ok, so we're moved, which is totally awesome. And the baby and I are headed down to the beach Wednesday morning, which is also awesome.
But my art everything is hopelessly buried behind a mountain of boxes, disassembled furniture, random things I might ought to have thrown away.... I will do my best to reach it, but the results remain to be seen! I will, however, make sure to take some oil pastels or something to the beach with me and do some plein air experimentation.
Happy spring, everyone! (and boy, is it ever spring. mid to upper eighties al week, and every car in the parking lot is the exact same color thanks to the pine pollen)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Old Man II

8x10 acrylic on stretched canvas
Hitman again.
Happy April Fool's Day, everyone! Ok, it's moving day. As is tomorrow. And the next day. So I will be back... soon.... and when that happens I'll get all caught up. Till then, I hope you're all having a wonderful springtime! (it'll be pushing 90 Friday. so awesome!)