Saturday, December 31, 2016

Morning

5"x7"

I love my french press! And this is a fragmented little early-morning view. With bright blue, because everything is better with bright blue.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Compound Reflections

8" diameter
sold

Pretty shiny round things on a beautiful round canvas. I don't know why the circular canvases have such trouble finding homes, they're absolutely gorgeous. Ah, well.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Something Green

8"x8"

This one..... the contrasts are wonderful! It takes a ridiculous amount of self control not to just make up details for the shadows though.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Purple Ribbon

8"x8"
My wonderful little baby. The magic of a shoulder, and the strange shapes of ribbons.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Blue

5"x7"

I'm just wallowing in eggs, yes. Don't worry though, something different tomorrow!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Flow

sold

Still playing with softening edges. And beautiful contrasts.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dimple

5"x7"
The crazymaking thing about acrylics is that you have to really, really want those soft edges, because there's no way they'll happen on their own. It's worth the deliberate pursuit though.

Blue and Green

8"x10"
sold

A very special little bird.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Net of Thoughts

11"x14"
sold

Somewhere between a dream and an actual creation, all the magic and floating.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Away

5"x7"
sold

All these goldfish will make much more sense tomorrow, I promise. Although really goldfish paintings are their own excuse.

Higher

5"x7"

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Stripe

5"x7"
sold

It has been entirely too long since I did any goldfish dailies. This is a good week to remedy that :)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Comb

5"x7"

This little fellow is quite the character- and I had to break out every red I own to get him right!

Plume

5"x7"

Pretty pretty feathery thing.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Black Unicorn

5"x7"

I feel like I read a book as a child with a black unicorn figuring prominently in it. A goat-style one, like unicorns originally were.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Blush

11"x14"
sold

Oh she is just so very fancy. I need to start using wigs on my subjects more often, yes?

The English Bulldog

11"x14"

Sometimes all a painting needs is another coat of paint. A unifying sort of coat of paint. I do love this one, just a little twist on that old portrait of Henry VIII.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Stacked

5"x7"
sold

Really pretty sunny things. Shiny vibrant wishes for springtime.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cheeky Pear

5"x7"

Just a funny little fruit. Pretty colors, pretty shine, amusing shape.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Big Eyes

11"x14"

It's been a while since I've done one of these portraits, and I must say I love this one. Very striking, very magical little owl I was privileged to meet.

Winter Light IV

8"x8"

Ah, the season of me wishing endlessly for warmth. This came out really beautifully though, I need to plant some more tulips like this one!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Blue Hen

8"x10"
sold

My brain was being uncooperative today, so I wound up reworking an old painting I adore. Which is actually a lot of fun, and now there's a very dramatic blue chicken sitting in the studio staring at me.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rooster

5"x7"

And for something completely different.... ok, not really, you've seen this particular rooster before. But I felt like I needed to relax a bit and just put something to canvas, and in this case that meant just drawing with a brush.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Portrait of a Young Lady

11"x14"

So.... it's an Italian Renaissance sort of portrait of a clearly magical young lady. Makes perfect sense to me.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Double Chocolate Eclair

5"x7"

A yummy, yummy thing from a local bakery named Loaf. Bring forth all the chocolate.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Marsh Light

5"x7"

Flying away to a beautiful salt water marsh, the air warm and soft on your face and just humming with life....

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Painted Lady

11"x14"

So for my other painting for the Strange Dreams Artist Collective's Circus/Carnival Themed auction, I found a wonderful old photo of Maude Stevens from 1907, she was a very famous tattooed lady at the time.... and I played with it a bit. Just a bit.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Feathers and Scales

11"x14"

I did this gorgeous little piece for the Strange Dreams Art Collective's Circus/Carnival themed auction.... I am REALLY loving how it is pushing me to explore subjects I never would have otherwise! Or, more honestly, explore the idea of my usual subject being dressed up in ways I never would have otherwise. The auction opens on December 1st and runs for a week, I believe.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

East Main

12"x12"

And the third and final one of the group. A bull. In the middle of downtown Durham. Because why not, right?

Pushers

12"x12"

Dropped this one off at the gallery yesterday too! I love the lighting in it, it was such a challenge to get right though!

Dawn

12"x12"

Just dropped this beauty off at Bull City Art and Frame, they're focusing on selling Durham-themed art and that is definitely something I can get in to. This one is my daughter's favorite, because LOAF makes the most delicious chocolate things ever.

WIP


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pearl

5"x7"
The daily painting part of my brain is now officially back online! Thank goodness. Look. Pretty shiny things.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bubbles

11"x14"
sold

When I find myself in times of trouble.... scuba chickens come to me.