Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Tee Bird

I started this painting last week when I started the bowls... With the glazing process you can only work for so long and then you need to let it dry. This is my daughters tee bird. I got it for her when she was two or so.. she is almost 20! .. and it has been in storage ever since she grew out of it. The 1st pic is of Cat and my mom waiting curbside for the parade.. the second is the painting I did this week... I love that car.. but I really love those two girls and this is one of my favorite pictures of them!!

The Tee Bird
48" x 60"

Friday, March 26, 2010

"Jadite" oil painting

I have been intrigued by the term 'glazing' in reference to painting lately. It is layers of paint thinned with medium to produce a luminescence... (at least that is my take on it.. just from reading about it) It requires a lot patience.. something I usually lack and therein lay the excitement for me! I have been thinking that i really need to slow down a bit and think a little more and this allowed me to do just that! This is a very different process from what I am used to doing, but my mother had just brought over these bowls of mine that she had at her house. I evidently had gotten them several years ago and planned to eBay them and never got that far.. then we moved.. she took them.. and to make a long story short.. there were these beautiful jadite bowls just begging to be painted! So this is my version of glazing.. not sure if it is a textbook example.. but it was fun to paint tighter and to slow down for once....

18" x 24"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"B".. neon letter painting

The letter 'B' for my ABC's of NYC...

16 X 16"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Three Generations of Coke

I went back to glass this week, which somehow I find much easier to paint on a large scale than solid objects.... I felt like my last painting was so tight and heavy...
Anyway.. several months ago I went to a local auction that had all kinds of old glass bottles.. and I bought a few old wooden cases of them... these three were among them.. three versions of the Coke/ Coca Cola logo..
I titled it, "Three Generations"
36" x 60"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wow... Sorry to have been gone so long! I have been working on a new large piece that has taken so much longer than I thought. I really struggled to be loose and got a little tight on it in the middle of painting but felt the turn come this week! Phew! I may have a few tweaks this week after I live with it for a few days.. but this is it for now! Back to painting glass!!

Croquet 36" x 60"