Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We did a little furniture rearranging recently which left this boring wall in the dining room. Our little 1949 ranch is lacking in architectural detail so I am constantly trying to add some interest in other ways. Plus who doesn't love some DIY when the weather is cold?
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
We could all use a little beach right now couldn't we? This January has been brutal with this COLD!
. There isn't even a speck of spring fever in me yet but it would be nice to zip off to the beach just for a bit.
Now I LOVE winter - I really really do but this cold kind of stinks. So painting the beach is the next best thing (yeah right)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Painting a portrait sketch from the live model is like comfort food to me... Comfort painting. I love it.
Monday, January 20, 2014
What's Happening? Good question! Not a lot of little bird paintings, that's for sure. That fizzled.
Oh well. My list of New Year Goals was waaay to long anyhoo. - What am I? Super Woman?
I'm in a little painting/creating/ funk and all I hear in my head is Cher's voice from Moonstruck saying "Snap out of it"
What do you do to snap out of a creative funk?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I love winter in RI and today is exactly why. 40 and sunny - perfect for a walk/run and oh yeah, checking out Snowy Owls. Today I hit the jackpot and saw 3. I was there for the exercise so unfortunately didn't have my good camera. To see some great photos of a snowy in Providence check out this blog :
http://www.providenceraptors.com/2014/01/07/snowy-owl-in-providence-rhode-island/ I really want a big lens now!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
|mixed media on watercolor paper|
Wait, what? a watercolor!
Yup. I actually did 3 of my favorite little backyard bird, the Junco. So cute.
This is the first - for some unknown reason I always draw birds with ribbons - seriously ALWAYS.
There is no explaining this. It just happens. The branches - yeah, they just happen too.
As soon as I get more ink and get my nice printer and ETSY shop up and running again, I'll offer these up as prints. I feel more of these coming along.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
One of my goals for 2014 is to use mine more - a lot really.
Doodle, sketch, write ,draw, paint. Yes,yes and yes.
Here is what I did this morning...obviously Snowy Owls are on my mind. I'm counting this as one of my 30/30 birds - meanwhile in the studio I've been busy prepping big panels to continue with my Swimmers series but today on this chilly day a cup of tea, a warm blanket and something good to read seems to be more like it.
I've got just the thing to read - the Jan./Feb. issue of Yankee Magazine because there is an article about my uncle and couIsin!!! page 15.
They are The Stove Doctors - sure would like one of their stoves today!
check out their WEBSITE. HERE are some great photos too.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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Monday, January 6, 2014
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Said mimicking that great NFL films voice of course.
It wasn't all football all the time though - I did manage some studio time, The Downton Abbey Premier and traveled up to Boston to drop off paintings at The Copley Society of Art for The New Member Show.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
|6x6" oil on wood panel Click HERE to Purchase|
Best chance in years to see one - so bundle up, grab some binocs and get out there!
read more on Snowy Owls HERE
Friday, January 3, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
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No idea why there is a blue square behind him, there just is. Stuff happens. The thing with these little 30/30 paintings is that I'm not over thinking them - just painting, in the same way I journal or doodle in my sketchbook. Just owls and paint for the fun of it and really is there a better way to spend a wintry day?
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Wait,what? TWO posts in one day?? Overachieving on my New Years Resolution. I'm such a teacher's pet.
Just remembered that it is a new moon today - how cool is that? New year, new moon, new everything. 2014 isn't wasting anytime being totally awesome. I love that and I love all my blog readers, collectors, fellow artists, friends - all of you are totally awesome too. Let's rock this 2014.
|6"x6" oil on wood panel|
Jumping right into things here. The goals are set - complete with deadlines - because without a deadline, goals just float around in the abyss mocking me with their elusiveness. Must. Make. Deadlines.
Helping me out with the goals of "regular studio hours", "painting ALOT if not daily" "exploring ideas that have been stewing" ...I decided to join up with Leslie Saeta and tackle 30 paintings in 30 days. No Biggie, right? I've done it before - just not lately.
Subject matter - birds. The bird thing has been brewing for a while - more on this later - So this seems like a good time to explore. These 30/30 paintings will be little and available through me - not my usual gallery stuff, although don't worry I'll be posting those here too. I'm starting off with oils but other media will be popping up too.
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