Friday, January 29, 2010

Never Enough Time

I use to think that the most important thing that should be invented is the teleport from StarTrek, now it would be something that could xerox time. Is there every enough to do everything that you would like to have. Imagine - vacations could last longer! Of course, a holodeck would be real nice from time to time.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Snow Days

This is another piece, Surprise, that started with a gold leaf base and then had every technique known to woman thrown at it. Alcohol, toothbrush with paint, Crazy Easy monoprint, collage, stamping and image transfer. After I finish the next 11" x 14" I have started, I think I will move on to large scale. Better for me if I start small while I perfect the technique that jump in over my head.

Snow day today. It is suppose to be the storm of the century today although we usually get those when they predict small snowfall. It seems like weathermen never lose their jobs if they guess wrong. I think that might be might next career.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Zoom. Zoom. Zoom.

Time is flying. Eight weeks to finish the book projects before we fly to Cincinnati for the photoshoot for book number 2 on surface techniques and we are just 1/3 done. Yikes.

This piece is just a play piece on matt board where I was playing with textures and rusting.

My mixed media class at Valdes in Santa Fe started last friday and I can already tell it is going to be one wild class with fun people that are advanced artists. I really enjoy teaching.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Finish Line

On December 1, I showed you a painting, Abundance, that was blocked in and said I would show you it again when it was done. Well, here is the finished version of the piece. There are image transfers, painting, glazing, collaging and a jewel or two. It was my piece to enter the New Year with.

Today I played around with encaustics with a friend and decided the only thing I really liked about it was carving into it. I would rather do a fake encaustic with gels. I am proud of myself since I only started one fire.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I decided to put some of my paintings on Zazzle although I will probably buy most of the products myself. Crazy, huh. Also found a place on the web that prints on fabric as I wanted to make a top with one of my designs. Inspired definitely by Angela Cartwright's site.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Citrus Muse

Not sure what to say about this piece. In the world's fantasy image of the male painter there is always his model/muse, a couch/bed with tons of covers and his paintbrushes. Somehow putting a male nude on the bed didn't quite work so instead I added oranges for the juice of inspiration.