Saturday, December 02, 2006
"Golden Globe" Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside the fire's delightful...or something like that! Here's another of the vintage ornaments, this one being part of a set that my mother modified with the year, my name and where we were living. I have a handful of these 2" round ones left, this is the gold one. Interesting in doing it, I managed to paint my reflection, too. I like the old fashioned hangers on these as well--fun to paint those shadows! $100 through PayPal on my Daily Paintings site for December 2.
Friday, December 01, 2006
"Tired of Red and Green?" Today I unpacked the glass ornaments for our small tree, and even though I cannot hang them due to the cats, it was so poignant to see these vintage glass orbs and shapes come to light for this time of year. So instead of putting them away, I brought the box down to the studio. This particular one is from the 50s, used to be on my aunt's tree, and they didn't do red and green, but this one in gold and turquoise. Such fifties colors! It will be tough to paint the ones I inherited from my folks, but I think I will do it. Great exercise for the painter with this subject! Original oil, 7 x 5 inches.
SOLD to the collection of Jeffrey Weisman of East Hampton, New York.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
"Cloisonne" This tiny (less than 2 inches in any direction) vase made out of cloisonne I've had since I was a kid. I think my aunt may have brought it back from her Asian travels in the forties and fifties--she was a dietician for the U.S. Army, a career Sargeant. My first memory of this little vase was when I stuck a couple flowers in it and entered it in the Ventura County Fair in the Floral Arrangement category. I was probably 13. No, I didn't win any ribbons for it. Today it is a 6 x 4 acrylic. $100
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
"Cat Blue" I spent part of this evening putting together a cat tower for the studio, almost 8 feet tall, with cubbie holes and platforms, making a play place for the kitties, who both are on the sheepskin behind me on the floor. Darn cats won't have anything to do with it yet. Catnip coersion is in the plot for tomorrow. So with kitties on my mind, what could be more natural than this 6 x 4 acrylic of a domestic long hair, either a dilute tabby or a silver, your choice, coming off the brushes. The expression is one saying,"You expect me to rush over and act like I like this new thing?" Gotta love those cats! $100 from the Daily Paintings Page for November.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
"Cozy" 5 x 7 Onions, cozying up to keep warm, now that the weather has changed into cold and crisp. Tonight I'm sore from aikido, and yawning to beat the band, but couldn't get upstairs without doing my daily painting! My being tired still makes a decent piece of work, because more of my intuitive processes take over. This is an acrylic, and painted from life on a gallery wrap canvas. $100
My goodness, I can hardly keep my eyes open! G'night! Oh, almost forgot--the decorator came back with, "Incredible! Amazing! Beautiful! What took you so long??????? It is perfect for my mtg tomorrow and maybe will be the final selection." Doesn't get much better than that!
Just sold to Marlene Frechette of Yuma, Arizona and Alberta, Canada
Monday, November 27, 2006
"New Places" 9 x 12 Oil on canvas panel. I received an email from the designer who commissioned the six paintings from me last year, asking for a general idea on a landscape painting with yellows and some blues. She mentioned the Hawaii paintings, and this work would be for a job in Costa Rica. I've been to Central America, including Costa Rica, and know of its tropical nature. Today's painting just literally fell off the brushes as I got back in touch with the forests and sunlight, soul and memory. This one isn't for sale right now, unless it is too far away from the concept. I sure like it, though.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
"Choices" 9 x 12 acrylic comes off the brushes this evening, and I particularly like this one, as it reminds me of myself. I grew up on the edge of a lake in northern Virginia, and enjoyed many a summer looking across the water figuring out what I was going to do. It is fun to paint something that is so much who I was as a kid, yet coming through who I am as an artist today. $300 from my Daily Paintings Web Site for this date.