I've had no time for painting lately- too many things pulling me in other directions. I guess that's typical during the holidays. I'm enjoying baking and decorating the house, but I'm daydreaming about paintings I want to create.
I did make some pins/pendants with some transfer images from my paintings for the Arcata Artisan's holiday sale. They are made with polymer clay, gold leaf, transfers on clay, paint, and beads. I really enjoyed creating something different, in a small scale.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
I played hooky from life today and went to a beautiful estate with a painter friend of mine for a day of landscape painting and drawing. I experimented with pastels, a medium I haven't worked with in years, enjoyed the sunshine and conversation, and felt restored by the end of the day. My toes are still thawing out, but it was worth it!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I think the time change is sending me into hibernation. I go to bed at 8:30 or 9:00 and sleep for ten hours. I wake up when it's still dark and enjoy my coffee in the quiet. I've finished the paintings for my next show. Now it's time to clean the studio!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The Day of the Dead is a time to remember loved ones who have left us. I had two paintings in a show this year celebrating the Day of the Dead- "Pushing Up Daisies" and "George and Martha", a portrait of my grandparents. Martha died in 1989, and George passed away a year ago during an afternoon nap at age 103. They were fabulous grandparents and I miss them!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I'm working on new paintings for an upcoming show in November and December 2009 at Plaza Design in Arcata. I'm painting spotted owls, ravens, snowy plovers, chickadees, succulents, trees, dahlias, swallowtails...and other things as well! I'm enjoying this work and look forward to showing it.