Friday, October 31, 2014

Prickley

12" diameter
sold

Because robot goldfish thingies make me happy!

Siren

Or is would've been called siren, if I had been able to get it past this stage. Remind me to revisit this idea at some point, pretty please?

Fresh Fallen

5"x7"
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And now I'm painting some of the apples we picked from the neglected old apple trees on my great-grandma's old farm. Beautiful fruit, in its own way, magical and delicious. And I'm very grateful that my brother was willing to climb the trees after it!

Hollowed

5"x7"
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The Split

5"x7"
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Kiser Barn

5"x7"
sold

These little daily paintings are about as far outside of my comfort zone as it is possible to go.... but they feel right. While we were in Pennsylvania for my Grandmother's funeral we walked up the road from my grandparents' house to my Great-Grandma Kiser's (her mother's) old farm.
As you'd guess, it's been there since forever, and I have memories of it going back just about that long, and it just felt right to reach out and try to touch it in paint.

The Side of the Barn

5"x7"
sold

Apple Tree and Corncrib

5"x7"
sold

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Blue Coat

8" diameter
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Just a quiet little painting, beautiful light and subtle colors, and a notification that I am going to be disappearing for a few days. My grandma died recently, and we are travelling up to Pennsylvania for the funeral and to be with family.... I will be back, I promise, but not till the middle of next week or so. Much love to you all!

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"
sold

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"
sold

Life just keeps getting stranger and stranger....

Glimmers

6"x6"
nfs

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.