Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Meadow

11"x14"
sold
I love this painting, it *is* magical realism to me. Something beautiful and familiar, with some magic stirred in.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Eclair

5"x7"
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Oh my goodness, LOOK at this thing! I finally managed a decent bread-texture, that has been plaguing me for years! And it contrasts so nicely with the chocolate.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Evening Drink

5"x7"
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I think this glass is going to be my New Favorite Thing when it comes to daily paintings!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Goldfish

8" diameter
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A little goldfish portrait. I LOVE how shiny and immediate it came out! Like a porthole to another world, there on your wall.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Royalty

11"x14"
available through Vega Metals

A fun little painting that went to the gallery at Cricket Forge and Vega Metals today!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lilies

8"x8"
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My little water-child. A selkie swimming in the waterlilies, in human form.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Blues

5"x7"
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Yes, you've seen it before.... but this is one I love so much that I just keep reworking it!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Going Home Again

8"x10"
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This piece feels special. Like it's the direction my paintings have always been moving in, bringing things together. I hope so.

WIP


Monday, June 12, 2017

Shadows

11"x14"

It's been a while since I did one of my robot fish, had to fix that!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fauna

11"x14"
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Goddess of Spring, I think. I thought so many things while painting her- tell me, what do you see?

A State of Being

8"x10"
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Magical things coming together. A little faun-girl inspired by Frida Kahlo, and my first real painting of one of my favorite creatures in the world, a hummingbird.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Reflections on a French Press

5"x7"
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I love painting this thing. The curves, the shininess, the materials..... I love things that are simple and useful in this way. And don't produce any trash, just some compost.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Blackberry Tart

8"x10"
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Something beautiful and delicious- what more could one ask for to hang up in a kitchen?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Falcon

5"x7"
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Falcon hood are fascinating little contraptions. And the falcon itself.... herself.... seeing her flying around was amazing.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Patron Saint of Coffee

5"x7"
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The light and the look on that little face and just.... this whole thing delights me.

Friday, June 2, 2017

What Comes After

11"x14"

This one isn't like anything I've done before, and so far has proven impossible to photograph..... but I love it so much.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Unlikely Encounter

8"x10"

Something beautiful. I love how being part of an artist collective encourages me to try things I wouldn't have otherwise! The theme for this auction is Duality.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stripes

5"x7"
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Just because shells. It's a tricky one though, because of the change in values with the stripes! Painting the stripes themselves, and then painting the light over them was my solution- I figured that was what I was seeing happen and I could follow the process!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Shard

5"x7"
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I found a small piece of a wonderfully shiny shell at the beach, and had to try painting it! I always learn so much from a painting like this.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Walking Onions

9"x12"
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My walking onions are blooming and staggering around the front yard, and I had to bring one in to paint. They don't even look real, but are so much fun.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kestrel Chick

5"x7"
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Recently I got to meet a clutch of three kestrel chicks, about three weeks old. Almost fledglings really, and absolutely adorable, like a big scary falcon had a baby with a dandelion poof.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

School

16"x20"
sold

Dude this one is awesome and I know you feel it. Lots and lots of angler fish, yay!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scuba Chicken

11"x14"
available through Vega Metals in Durham, NC

Ok, I've run out of fun title for the moment, but you know you want this scuba chicken. He's totally awesome.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Depths

11"x14"
private collection

Because awesome scuba chickens should be everywhere!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tide Lines II

5"x7"
private collection

I got a request to paint that particular shell again, so I turned it just a little bit.... So pretty.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saffron III

5"x7"
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Another angle of my mother's day present! From right before I opened it up to use in a load of saffron-apricot bread.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pineapple

5"x7"
sold

When I'm stomping around and have no idea what to paint, and end up in the kitchen whining to myself about it, well.... there was a pineapple. I rather like it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Berry Season

5"x7"
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Apparently my camera really loves cerulean, I could not get an accurate picture for anything- the blue in question is actually much darker. Gr. Having to make explanations like that takes the edge off my "oh my goodness this is so cute everyone come love it!"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

St Johns Wort

5"x7"
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Brought something in from the garden to paint-  St Johns Wort has the most beautifully yellow flowers!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Seaworn

9"x12"
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Look how you can see the shell through the marble! Love it! And of course the amazing textures.... I've got the ocean on my mind.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Glass Bottle

5"x7"
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You should definitely expect to see this bottle again in the future. Most likely containing tiny magical creatures of some kind.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Evening Tea

5"x7"
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It's chilly today. Painting something warm was the only reasonable response.

Gentleman Cluck

8"x10"

Oh this little dude is just delightful. I may have gotten a bit carried away with the details, honestly.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bluebird

5"x7"
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I picked a couple of shiny things off the bookshelves for a still life tonight- I love the blue of the glass bird, it's so deep.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lowlands

16"x20"

This painting is really big compared to the size I usually work, but..... such a magical place deserves it.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mme. Marsupial

11"x14"
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A new sort of creature is coming by the yard lately, and I convinced her to come in for a portrait.

Shimmer

11"x14"
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Something magical tonight. Sunlight through water and an exploring spirit.