Or this one? Or this one? Or this one? I need to pay taxes and buy more supplies!! A selection of paintings still in need of walls to call their very own. For more info- email me or check out my gallery pages.
Things said at Stop #182- the 2nd day.
“I love your use of color.
Wow, these are so lovely and colorful.
I see so many different things in your paintings.
This one reminds me of the blue paintings by Yves Klein.
This reminds me of ‘Waterlilies” by Monet.
This makes me think of Georgia O’Keefe.
I’m looking for 182!
I saw this painting in the catalog and had to see your work in person.
I don’t remember seeing your stuff last year. It must mean you’ve really grown as an artist.”
Lots of life stuff going on. I just finished this latest- been in the works for some months now and finally felt like I shouldn't add anything else. This is the 2nd in my Bokeh series. I went with a bigger size canvas and felt like it gave me a little more freedom. Of course it meant I needed more space and paint! Much harder to sit at the dining table with this bad boy! But our winter was short and warm so I had plenty of chances to take him outside and push some paint around. I loved so many parts of it- it's hard to get the colors just right through the lens, but it's another bright one.
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It's always satisfying to say "Yes! It's done!" I have to laugh at these 2 little guys as they are so small yet I feel like I stared at them for months (I did).
I hadn't painted on aquaboard before so the surface is quite different from canvas or canvas panel. These are more like painted sketches to me. The horizon painting also includes iridescent ink which doesn't quite come across in the photo. I settled on the title Morning Light but think it could also be the sunset at dusk over a deep blue lake. Vigil reminded me of a crowd gathering...and the yellow above them were the candles held in reflection.
I love this last panel! Sooooo many colors! It went through several variations where I kept trying to make one or two colors more dominant but I ended up letting each pop where it needed to. And then as happens a lot with me...I started seeing plants and flower shapes.
Also, if you are in the (north) Austin area, you can visit my piece "Cold Sleep" at The Big Show juried by Round Rock Arts. Click on link for address and hours. Doesn't she look pretty? ;0) She'll be hanging there until 8/28.
Thank you for visiting and feel free to comment!
Raising Artist Exhibition at AIA during the WEST Austin Studio Tour.
That red dot underneath the painting means it sold!!! I got to meet the buyer and discuss my motivation. It was all very surreal.
I also finished another panel piece. Just last night. I'm not sure which way I like it best...I'm going with pink on the bottom for now, although seeing it flipped on screen I kind of like the pink on top. Thoughts?
A few close-ups and details...
I've seen a few artists using pastels to add detail and texture so I thought I'd try it out with this one. I love how it made some of the colors really pop. I had a whole collection of Conte and Nupastels from art school I had forgotten about. I'm still working on a name and suggestions are always welcome. This lovely is ready for a new home!
I was here. And so was my painting Sweet Willow.
I also hung most of my recent paintings in a one night show. No sales but a learning experience. Nothing like being set up next to a wall of erotic art. Thankfully, I had decided to leave the kiddos at home.
And coming up this Friday...I'll have one piece in the WEST Raising Artists Exhibition. Opening night 5/8 and showing through 5/16. This is very exciting. I really admire this organization and hope to do more with them in the future. Also, I hadn't planned on doing WEST (the spring version of EAST) but I can still say I was a participant!
I was also lucky enough through generousart.org to be working with an Artist mentor. I've been so excited about this!!! We've only met once but it was an amazing experience and I can't wait to blog more about what I've learned from a successful artist. Ok...off to bed. Tomorrow is a new day to make art.
2 small finished paintings. We are still having bursts of cold in our neck of the woods but sprinkled with bits of sun and warmth. The flowers want so badly to emerge! Yes!
I admit it- I am a collector. Not a hoarder! There is a difference...at least I think there is. Anyway, I’ve been collecting ideas. A LOT of ideas. In my head, on paper, in notebooks. Admittedly, this has been going on my whole life, but something happened and switched it into overdrive. I discovered some really beautiful painters, I went to the library and found some wonderful books, but most importantly I’ve been reminding myself to make art wherever I am. The bag I carry around is ridiculous- I’m sure I could make do with less- but the one day I leave my white gouache or exacto knife at home I’m a mess without it. Of course, this has also forced me to work with something else I might not have picked up had I not forgotten said art supply.
Which leads me to my little art collections. Some days I just love my prismacolors- specifically teal, orange and yellow, blended and toned with white and cream.
Other days I’m haunted by faces and expressions that hold a whole story or just an emotion. I have to drop everything and sketch and refine in pencil.
Some days I just want to shade and make textures.
And then there are those days when a needle and/or thread are needed to bring that feeling of holding an object, hand-crafted, and cherished with each stitch and breath.
I love watching colors blend and move together.
Most of all I just want to keep making and drawing and painting and stitching.
If you are interested in any of these items feel free to shoot me a message. These are all for the most part studies for larger pieces and are under 8 x 10 - most are under 4 x 6. Thanks for reading this far! Comments are always loved an appreciated.
Ahhhh....as much as I love the holidays it’s always nice to just relish the calm and quiet that is winter AFTER all of that chaos. Time to settle in with warm socks (with stripes!), a warm drink and listen to your thoughts. I don’t make resolutions but tell myself to keep trying, to keep improving, and stay on a path that will lead me to a more creative filled life.
That being said I have “resolved” myself to painting and drawing more. And not just more, but concentrating on getting better at drawing the human face as well as anatomy, and focusing on styles, color and balance, in particular when it comes to painting. I would like to have a show -gallery yes!- at some point this year. So, I have 2 specific routes I want to take- finish the 15 or so paintings that have gone through many (oh so many!) layers and finish (start) the drawing/collage project that has been sitting in my head for far too long.
Here are 2 of the paintings that I have completed or are near completion:
Some of these drawings will be used in the project:
I’ve posted progress of these and more on Instagram and FB so please feel free to follow me for more updates. As always, comments and thoughts are always appreciated. I love to discuss and make new friends ;o).
It was so exciting to be able to see people’s reactions to my art and get some really ego boosting compliments. We had much more traffic than we expected in our little thrown together studio space and I am glad I finally got my stuff together and did this. Seeing everything on the walls ~together~ (not just stacked against the wall or on an easel) made it feel more like a whole. I think of each piece individually but when they are side by side - well, good golly i think i have a pretty cohesive collection!
So here are some more pics from the 2 weekends. I’m trying to get everything scanned in and posted in my gallery-if there is a piece you are interested in please email me! My Etsy shop is on a winter hiatus but I can still process an order if you see something you want
Cecily and I had a great time getting to know each other (again/more) and also realizing we have a lot to say about our work and why we do what we do. We were even interviewed by 3 high schoolers (Cecily did a video interview but I declined ‘cause I seriously fall apart with that much pressure) AND we were interviewed by Orange Magazine - a student-run online magazine for The University of Texas at Austin. Read the interview here. I have to say we were really riding high after it all ended and had an awesome experience being our first time ever participating in EAST.
And a big thanks to anyone (especially my beautiful friends and family) who has supported me by (pick one) sharing/buying/thumbs up/lovely comments. It means the world to me.