Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Charting Zinnias original mixed media painting

16" by 20" mixed media and acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 3/4" profile, wired to hang. The painting extends around the edges and eliminates the need for a frame.

I love doing these mixed media paintings that allow me to explore subjects using layers and keeping interpretations ambiguous. Using printed matter from old books and papers broadens what I think about when I look at my work, gives more room for daydreaming. Daydreaming is highly underrated. SOLD

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Here and There Zinnias original still life painting

6" square acrylic on archival wood panel.

I'm still having fun with the side view. This angle seems to show off the jaunty character of the flower best. I like thinking of these jars as lenses. SOLD

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Studies for Tile Commission

I thought I'd post some of the studies I've done for a commission I've been working on. There is a really cool option on Etsy called Alchemy where people can contact artists and artisans to commission work. I have been commissioned through that (by a lovely customer) to do a painting on tile as a backsplash for her kitchen. After some research I found out about a special ceramic paint that can be baked in your oven to produce a durable surface. The final color study is what we're going with. I'll post the finished painting when I'm done.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Morning Glory original still life painting

5" by 7" acrylic on stretched canvas.

I'm taking this down to the Center for Contemporary Arts today for their "Little Masterpieces" fundraiser. That show will be up in a week or so. My mother always has a morning glory climbing up to the deck, always this lovely hard to duplicate in paint blue. Today is her birthday and I was wishing I could just give this painting to her. I've been meaning to experiment with getting a print or two made of some of my favorite paintings, so believe I'll try with one of these and give it to my mom. Happy Birthday Mama.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Open Arms Zinnia original still life painting

5" by 8" acrylic on stretched canvas. Another side view, it's becoming my favorite angle lately.  SOLD