Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

#1009 Mini Driver

sold The DPW Challenge this week is to paint a tool. I also have a petite level and an itsy bitsy tape measure. tool life, 4x4", acrylic 

Monday, February 27, 2012

#1008 Petal Plucking

It's that time again for another GJWP challenge. I think this month's challenge is love. I can't be too sure, since last month I got it totally wrong. I attempted to paint Brie's favorite duck which plays Jingle Bells when bitten. But, because she has loved this thing so much, the painting had a mood that was sending the wrong vibe, a little creepy. still life, acrylic, 6x6"

Saturday, February 25, 2012

#1006 Well Groomed

sold You guessed it, Brie spent the day at the dog wash. 6x6", acrylic, still life

Friday, February 24, 2012

Apples Apples #1005

What started off as a very dark background morphed into this instead. still life, 6x6", acrylic, $100 click here to purchase

Thursday, February 23, 2012

#1004 Pink Grass

I paint this scene a lot because the grass keeps changing colors. landscape, 4x4" acrylic, $60 click here to purchase

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

#1003 Not a Fried Egg

My first daisy this evening looked like a breakfast food, on a stem - eh - that's why I use panels, that panel was obviously cursed, so I started a brand new one. 4x4" acrylic, $60 click here to purchase

Monday, February 20, 2012

#1001 One Thousand and One

It was a pleasure to paint 1001 today. I wonder if I should set some new parameters for the upcoming daily paintings, but I'm not sure what those rules should be. I also did some monoprints from my mind's eye of some of the color combinations I see when I'm out and about. The little monoprints are currently in the, 'I don't know about these yet' stage - if you know what mean. Thank you everyone who commented on the blog and facebook and for the emails - have I mentioned how happy the correspondence made me? still life, 6x6", acrylic,

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Yesterday I finally decided to approach the 1000th painting as I have all the others; as a response and record of my immediate daily surroundings. But luckily for me today's painting was to be done in the company of painting friends I've met over the past 1000 days.

Five of us (and two parrots - don't ask) embarked on a paint out. We headed to a greenhouse and marveled in a gloriously warm and tropical afternoon surrounded by kumquat shrubs and pineapple trees and aforementioned parrots. We put our brushes down and secretly toasted when painting 1000 was completed (phew), then onward to a most enjoyable dinner. Words to state how happy I am without sounding trite or corny are hard to come by. I always feel I can never express my gratitude enough, but thank you to everyone for finding my blog and reading my posts and opening my daily emails. And thank you to everyone who celebrated 1000 with me or 999 or any of the other days along the way. I appreciate it more than you'll know.

So, about this 1000th painting, because I know you are wondering but you're too polite to ask; I recently learned about On Kawara an artist who has done a series of 'date paintings' consecutively since 1965. And happily, I also learned there were even more artists working within the parameters of daily ritual and routine. One artist even set out for a pursuit of infinity. As a result, I'm thinking a lot about process of the daily ritual and this painting is an appropriation of Kawara. But wait! You were expecting a painting of sugar bowl maybe? Well, so was I, so I did that too. . . the sugar bowl, as I may have mentioned is my favorite relic from my grandmother's house. . . '1000', 4x4" acrylic • '1000 and a half' 4x4", acrylic -  sold. One last thing: Thank you again for seeing me along these 1000 days. . . sold

Saturday, February 18, 2012

#999 1000 Eve

On the eve of 1000 paintings I have been revisiting my very first postings. In anticipation of painting the 1000th, I've come up with some cleverly creative solutions to make it extra special (okay, admittedly some of my ideas were pretty bad). But, then I felt relieved, because I realized I've known what to do all along. . .

6x6", acrylic, still life (demo done at NRAS this morning).

Friday, February 17, 2012

#998 Crooked Stem

sold Overall, it was a good day for digging. An extremely low tide allowed us (me and Brie) to walk out into the middle of the inlet which is usually filled with water. Brie dug for buried treasure (although I think her idea of a good find is not the same as mine), I dug to kill time waiting for Brie to exhaust the joy of digging, and the clamdiggers dug for, well, clams.
digging life, acrylic, 4x4" .

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Daisy #997

Titling paintings hasn't gotten any easier in 997 days.
daisy life, 6x6" acrylic

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

#996 I Wish this was Summer

I don't like to wish time away, but I did sort of wish for summer today. Other News: I saw designer Milton Glaser (he did the I Love NY logo) give a talk today via Skype — fascinating. landscape, acrylic, 4x4" $60 click here to purchase

Monday, February 13, 2012

Beach Across the Street #994

Brie and I have been hitting the road and taking photos to paint from when the sun is just right. 6x6", acrylic, architecture

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Simplify #992

I needed a little more contrast after yesterday's shades of white painting. still life,6x6", acrylic

Friday, February 10, 2012

#991 Shades of White

The weekly challenge over at DPW is to paint a white on white still life. This is a cropped view of the photo reference that was provided. still life, 4x4", acrylic, $60 click here to purchase

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bright Red #987

There were three berries, Brie ate the other one. edible life, 4x4" acrylic, $60 click here to purchase

Thursday, February 2, 2012