Thursday, December 31, 2009

My First (or Second) Abstract

Even though most of my paintings start with an abstract background, this is more abstracted than I normally do. The background is gold leaf with an image transfer of a mum reversed out of a tapestry background (kinda), then a Crazy Easy Monoprint on top and another image transfer over that. I love the gold leaf - it really makes the art glow.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Elusive Catch

Here is one of my December pieces. Remember when you were young and you believed fairies and elves roamed the woods and heaven knows what lived under the water. Well, this is the adult version. It is painted on a panel covered with silver leaf.

Brrr. Snow.

Paintings are done and I should have the photos later today so I will post them as soon as I get them. I might space them out so I have several entries instead of just one. Sandra and I are working hard on book two as we have to ship 1/3 of the projects to the publisher at the end of the week. And, as we speak, my Newfie is outside playing in the snow like only a big furry animal can do.

If you are in Santa Fe, I am giving a demo in February at Artisan in Santa Fe on Crazy Easy Monoprints. No cleanup (just brushes), no size limits and you can print on canvas, panel or paper. This technique will be in the book.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

One Busy Wall

This is my working wall taken with my iphone. The one behind the light is finished while the rest are in different stages of being done. When they are, I will post them up on the site. And you thought I was slacking!

Friday, December 11, 2009

In the Land of Sugar Plums

This piece is called Body Image which is always an issue this time of year. Actually from Halloween through Valentine's day and then swimsuit time of year. Eeek. Never ends.

My last class was today and it ended with a great critique, margaritas and fun. Looks like my class starting in January is almost booked up. I handed out dollar bills on which I wrote Abundance, Prosperity, Health & Growth so they could forward them on to the universe. Perhaps the world will join in. Yikes, will I be arrested for defacing the dollar bills? Hope not.

Laurie Mika and I now have a piece of each other's work. I love my piece!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eggnog Anyone?

If you subscribe to my e-newsletter, you would have seen this piece that I had blocked in. Currently I am working on this piece, Abundance, and four other 24" x 24" pieces that I hope to have done by New Years.

As artists, I think the hardest thing is finding your voice and growing it to new levels. If you are working on a piece and thinking of how well it will sell - you start losing that voice. You to start to hear the chatter of the galleries, other artists, wall street. So, let's all be true to ourselves this coming year and lift an eggnog (or whatever) to fulfilling our dreams.