Tuesday, December 31, 2013

and another one.

because that's just how I roll! ok, see y'all next year. I'm going to be super interesting and social and spend the rest of the night in my studio, drinking beer and painting.

a robot goldfish for merfest....

.... that I haven't come up with a name for yet!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Abalone Shell

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I've been wanting to get back into shell portraits for a while now, and this one.... ah.... how could I resist that beautiful iridescence?

Turquoise Streak

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And having lots of fun.


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<3 p="">... just doodling....

Friday, December 27, 2013

Sidney Looking to her Left


Yep, feeling good about things again. Which is good, because I've got an art festival coming up Saturday and Sunday- AAACK!

Naomi with a Gold Mask

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Getting... um... my painting legs back. Or something. Just mucking about with my little muse, having fun, grateful I finally got something I'm willing to share wih you guys :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I got a new ma-ask....


just started this painting. trying to get a feel for my new thingamabob, with my favorite little model.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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What a strange time of year this is! I'm glad the days will be getting longer again soon, surely that will help....

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

just started...

and clearly, I am wandering farther and farther from my comfort zone!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter's Child

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Goodness, it feels good to finish something! And isn't she beautiful? And mysterious? Like a modern madonna or something.
My friend Syntheia Finklepott makes Katwise-inspired recycled sweater coats, and this one is mine! Although that is not me. Although it would be kindof cool to have turquoise hair.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

detail of a portrait...

that I just started. and am super excited about. it's still in that omgI'minlooooooooove phase, which is fun.

Friday, December 13, 2013

you know you were an architecture student when....

even when you're all grown up and not even doing anything in the realm of architecture, your sketches still start off with trash paper, a marker, and whatever else you have on hand.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

something that's not a mermaid!

but still with the WIPs.

let's blame it on it being commission season, I'm going crazy over here. and on the weather, there's plenty of icky to go around....

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Green Glass

3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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And just having fun with a small, random painting. Because shiny. And of course because beer.

Monday, December 2, 2013

White Ribbon

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Just something pretty on this pretty Monday. I got so much done today! It was almost all yardwork, except for this painting, but still :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013



She got shuffled to the back sometime in my rush to get ready for Whimsical Women, so I'm bringing her back to the front.... so happy. Loving the blues too, although I have no idea where they came from. I think I'm at least as surprised by my art as anyone!

Saturday, November 30, 2013


3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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So pretty....

Just seems like a good day for a painting of tequila, doesn't it?

Friday, November 29, 2013


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Yep, definitely trying to bring summer back.

It's curious, what caught my eye was the shapes her arms make, and the way her hair is being held down just a little by the string of beads. After I got her up on etsy I realized that a woman with mardi gras beads, especially one adjusting the hem of her shirt, could be interpreted a number of ways....

Thursday, November 28, 2013


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Having fun, trying to bring back summer by painting like it is still here!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Eye VI

3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
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In the process of doing a very thorough post-show updating of my etsy shop... exciting, right? Lol. This is actually my eye, you can see how bright eyed and bushy tailed I am....

Saturday, November 23, 2013

home safe. you guys are awesome.

and now I'm off to bed. I plan on updating the etsy shop tomorrow if I can coax myself out from under the covers!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

and another owl.

This time with a totally unexpected shout out to Magritte. For reals, I'm as surprised by these pre-art-festival paintings as anyone, but I learn a lot :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

don't know what to call this little guy yet...

... but I'm feeling better about being ready for Whimsical Women on Saturday! Must be the whole fuzzy pajamas thing.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chicken Bride

Am I going crazy? Starting to wonder.

Either way, having fun while stressing about getting ready for Saturday!

Monday, November 18, 2013

another robot goldfish...

...because I'm incapable of doing a Whimsical Women show without doing a couple robot goldfish. I'll be putting the paintings that come home with me up on etsy Sunday or Monday :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chocolate Croissant II

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And then this is after I succumbed to temptation and ate half of it. You would have laughed at me, trying to tear this beauty in half without smooshing it too much, I really didn't want to damage the wonderfully fluffiness of the interior, that was my whole idea for the painting!

Ok, and the gooey chocolate inside might have played a part. But only as a visual contrast.

Yeah, I don't believe me either.

Chocolate Croissant

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I got this awesomeness at the farmers' market and just had to paint it! Well, in the interest of honesty, I got three. That way one of them made it home to paint.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sketch of a Girl, revisited....

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maybe I shouldn't be calling her a sketch anymore, huh? I just couldn't help revisiting her, thought she'd be adorable with a ruff too!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Marchioness Kitty

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Can you tell that Whimsical Women is coming up soon? Had lots of fun with this one, and then it was impossible to photograph! Ugh.
So now I'm off to take the Little One to her swim lesson, and maybe get some sketching done while I'm waiting on all of that :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


private collection

Interesting story with this one! I did it a couple years ago, and someone recently contacted me, just to say how much she'd loved it when I shared it. *does happy dance* It's been hanging in my kitchen the whole time, and when I mentioned that she just had to have it, and so now my little dead birdie is off to a wonderful new home :)

And that made me want to do another one, just to see what I'll do now with the same subject. Can't wait!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pilgrim, updated

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Her hair was bothering me, so I went back in to fix it.... and ended up changing the entire background, and punching up the contrast in her hands, and giving her more of a glow and some more turquoise coloring :) Paintings really aren't ever "done."