Monday, April 28, 2014

Ram Totem

9"x12"
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Something different for me.... this is a big part of why I like doing art festivals. Stuff like this comes out when I'm trying to get ready for one!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Blue Peahen in Pearls

12"x16"
sold

So blogspot seems to have fixed the worst of its picture problems.... I'm still thinking about shutting the blog down anyways. Just *thinking* about it, now that the pic problem is solved, blogspot is still terribly screwy but.... ok, if you come to the blog and lurve it, let me know. If I'm reaching people, then it's totally worth doing!
Otherwise, I'll waffle for a nice long while, and then I'll make sure to share my facebook/instagram/twitter info.

A Matter of Perspective

9"x12"
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birdie!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Night

5"x7"
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*sigh*

Blogspot is apparently "automatically enhancing" my photos and completely ruining them. And being screwy in other ways too. I tried wordpress and had some trouble figuring things out.... doesn't seem very painting-friendly either. Any other ideas? Other than just bailing on the blog entirely and sticking to facebook or instagram or something :-/

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stalking

5"x7"
sold

It's the darndest thing, I swear that the pictures of my paintings look worse here on my blog than they do anywhere else on the whole internet, and I don't understand it!

Anywho. Creepy wildlife cam-y daily paintings again. This one makes me happy.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bee Queen

11"x14"
sold

Still with the bees on the brain! A lovely renaissance portrait of a lady and her gigantic pet bee, Bumble.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lady in a Blue Dress

9"x12"
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Ok, definitely in getting-ready-for-Whimsical-Women mode! And now my studio smells mysteriously of pickles. I think I'll light a stick of incense and keep working.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fox and Prey

5"x7"
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Kindof a value study, kindof not, since we tend to loose colors at night.... painted from a wildlife cam flash photo, which is an idea that REALLY intrigues me. More exploration to come, for sure!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Asparagus Sketch

5"x7"
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Harvesting asparagus spears from the garden out back! Just had to sketch these beauties :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Owl

9"x12"
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Ok, I'm happy with her! Again. Now.
*sigh*
I don't know if I love or hate the paintings that I keep coming back to again and again to tweak and play with!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cthulhu's Daughter

9"x12"
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Do you ever get the feeling that you're following your own mind a little too far down the rabbit hole?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fruit Tart

5"x7"
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Still playing with familiar themes, but with my new focus on edges.... I like how the shininess really comes out on this one. And the way the kiwi slice glows :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Princess and the Frog

9"x12"
sold

Having fun, getting ready for the Whimsical Women show- coming up on May 3rd in Chapel Hill!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Iris Sketch

5"x7"
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Still experimenting with edges.... I think that experimenting with edges means that I will love some parts of a painting and really not love others. Strange.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

WIP


 12"x12"
Just puttering along.... part real still life, part fantasy :)


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cat Skull on White

5"x7"
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Soft edges make me happy.... and backlighting is so very tricky to pull off, but when I do get it right, it makes me very happy too. That kindof glowy thing....

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Two Apricots

5"x7"
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Beautiful sunny Saturday, painting some fruit.... and about to literally unplug my internet for the rest of the day because I have a lot more painting to get done!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Pink Tulip

5"x7"
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The edges got away from me a little bit with this one, but I'm in love with the light and the subject matter! Yay, springtime...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Girl in Profile

12"x12"
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Just a beautiful girl.... sometimes you see something beautiful and a little different, and it needs to be painted!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Broken Shell

5"x7"
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A beautiful little shell, still experimenting with lost and found edges, detail in some places and none at all in others.... and  a beautiful thin halo of blurred paint around the whole. Thinking of summer.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Marble on Black

5"x7"
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Having fun, old favorite subject matter, new approach to painting it!