Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Larkspur in a Honey Jar

12" by 16" acrylic on stretched canvas, unframed. SOLD

Here is a painting I did some time ago and never got around to posting. I was trying to capture the wonderful craziness that happens when looking through sunlit glass. I sometimes think of these glass vessels as lenses.

Larkspur in a Honey Jar

Thursday, October 25, 2007

With Blue Willow

24" by 36" acrylic and collage on stretched canvas. The paint goes around the gallery wrapped edges and it is wired to hang without a frame.

I did this painting for a silent auction fund raiser for The Center for Contemporary Arts. The theme is "Mood Indigo" and the holiday gala will be on Nov 17th. I had to turn in the title about a week ago before I had even begun the painting. I guess I'm an optimist at heart. It was good to have the time constraint which made it impossible to overwork. Also, I was back with my old faithful acrylics and familiar props. I have done quite a few blue polka dot paintings lately and am beginning to see the blue dots when I close my eyes. Also this week I've been in the midst of finishing sealing the floor on my new studio area and will post pictures when I can of this new space. So exciting! SOLD

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Milky Way

16" by 20" mixed media on stretched canvas. The paint and collage wrap around the edges making a frame unneccessary. It has a high gloss varnish on it. More closeups and details are in my Etsy store.

I've been working on this for quite some time, putting it aside for a while and thinking about it. This piece comes from a sense of wonder at the fragility and smallness of my place on earth in such an infinite universe. That's a big thought to try to put in an artwork but, why not? I just finished a novel called "Beautiful Miscellaneous." In it a scientist who didn't believe in God, wrote a letter to God explaining why he doubted his unbelief. One of the reasons was, no one could explain the existence of gravity. I have another corny name for this painting, "Raise Your Hand If You Understand Gravity."

Friday, October 12, 2007

Candy Corn

6" by 6" acrylic on stretched canvas. I had fun with another candy corn painting. Fall seemed so slow in approaching and now it's going so quickly. SOLD

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Teapot Looking Glass

12" by 12" oil on stretched canvas.  SOLD

Here is the final version. (I think) I couldn't paint what I saw exactly. The colors of the paint I have didn't replicate the color of that petunia. Other aspects were emphasized in order to get an affect I wanted. I was thinking about Bonnard and how he said "I am very weak, it is difficult for me to keep myself under control in the presence of the object."

I've been working on some other paintings that I haven't been satisfied with from my daily painting days. I think I'll not clog up your mailbox with a separate post but just replace the old one pictures with new ones when I get around to it.