Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New studio, New Painting!

Sorry to have been away so long! So much going on.. all good!.. and never enough time to get to everything! For the past few weeks we have slowly made the move into my new AMAZING studio (pics soon) and just last night got the Internet hooked up there so I'm back in business! I still have a lot to move (books!!), but it will all wait until the weather cools down and my back is feeling better!!

My first painting in the new studio was of our bed.. something I walk past all day, but something about it on this particular day struck me and I snapped a picture. I titled it "the Invitation" because it looked so inviting to just crawl back in bed.

36" x 48"

I will be busy for a while painting for a still life group show in October at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, CA. I am thrilled to be a part of it and am excited to get to work!

Another still life show is in the works for 2011 in Columbus so I will be painting the summer away! I promise studio pictures soon!

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Peony" and "Michael's Marble" paintings

I have been working on 3 paintings and have finished 2... the 3rd one will have to wait until we get back from the beach... AND I get moved into my AMAZING new studio!! (pictures soon) I have been watching the new studio be built right outside the window of my current studio.. and wouldn't you know it.. it will be done the day we leave for vacation!! But I will be back soon enough.. recharged and ready to move in!! In the meantime... I am posting these two paintings... I have been playing a bit with the mediums... and have found that I really like a heavier one with more stand oil.. I am painting just a bit more in layers and like that too.. but am struggling with how much brush stroke to leave... I still want a bit more I think.. it's all learning!!

"Michael's Marble" 40" x 50"

"Peony" 36" x 48"