Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Yummy" - cupcakes,daily painting,sweets,cupcake

6x6" oil. $100 unframed. $150 framed
Just got back 9 little paintings from a gallery that has closed. They looked so great in their floater frames hung together in a group.
Flowers and cupcakes - perfect little gifties for your sweetheart!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thinker - oil painting,contemporary,children

oil 12x16 - said I wouldnt touch this in earlier comments but couldnt help it, just needed a little tweeking.

struggling to find my groove and get inspired this winter - especially with all the grim news lately...however, and this may seem odd but that drippy paint and exposed underpainting at the bottom just might be the thing.

It is calling out to be explored - this contrast....

"Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right" - robert hunter

Friday, January 8, 2010

Work In Progress - figurative,oil

12x16 oil on canvas.
Its been a while since Ive painted and must admit a bit of a struggle to get inspired. Those teeny tiny little boards just dont appeal to me right now. But today is a 'painting' day so SOMETHING has to get painted. - and not my basement stairway which is really crying out for a fresh coat...SO after gesso-ing and basecoating all the naked boards lying around, I decided to go back to my roots a bit, back to basics and just paint. Starting with a nice orange ground and washing in an umber underpainting...

then started in on the flesh...some say you should work on everything equally, but thats never been something I could to just dive in to the 'good' parts...this is where I'm at now and ready to take a break. loving how the paint is thin and drippy at the bottom

Sunday, January 3, 2010