Thursday, June 23, 2011

Springtime for Gaia

I had some old canvases that I decided to paint over last month. The flowers were blooming, the birds were building their nests and all seemed right with the world around me so I decided to do a painting about Gaia and her spring attire. It was not that long after the royal wedding so, of course, I had to create a crazy hat for her. The folds of the blue dress are also the ocean's waves and if you look hard the map of the world shows through them.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Studio Tour This Weekend

It has been a busy weekend with tons of visitors coming through the studio which I am sharing with two other artists. One is Mary L. Parkes who creates magic realism oil paintings and Linda Fillhardt who combines photography and painting.

This coming week I am teaching a workshop at the Art Spot in Santa Fe. It is a fun, fast and furious class combining techniques from my first two books.

This piece, Lil' Angel, is my idea of a contemporary angel - sweet but also a little feral.

Lil' Angel, 24" x 24", mixed media

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Under 100 Degrees!

Just got back from Max Lehman's 50th birthday party in Scottsdale and the weather ranged from 86 degrees to 100 degrees which is cool for that town this time of year. We ate great modern Latin cuisine at the The Mission. It has a wall made of bricks of salt that looked like amber. From what I hear, at least two people a week try and lick it. Stayed with wonderful and gracious Victoria Boyce in her uber modern house and had dinner at Randy Jones of Duley Jones Gallery. Love them all. Randy and I worked at competing greeting card companies years ago and traded stories.

Now I am back in Santa Fe just in time for the monsoons. Yummy.