Thursday, February 28, 2013

1375 Tropical (hangover)

sold This month's GJWP challenge painting topic is "Tropical." When I think of the word tropical I automatically think of one my favorite works by Jonathas de Andrade, Tropical Hangover, in which he created visuals for a vacation journal he found in the trash. still life, acrylic, 4" x 4"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

1374 Side

sold Today I saw Cezanne's The Large Bathers side by side at the MFA with Gauguin's Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? -  still life, acrylic, $100 click here to purchase

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

1372 Bounce

sold I have more than one bunch of flowers at the moment, because I got extra for our final Saturday painting session. We set up a big still life that we all painted from, which explains the very many varieties these past few days.  still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Sunday, February 24, 2013

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Friday, February 22, 2013

1369 Illustration Friday

sold Tonight marks the opening of the second half of the MassArt Senior Illustration Thesis Show - still life, acrylic, 6"x 6"

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

1365 Dumpling

sold I learned how to eat, I mean make, dumplings today. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Sunday, February 17, 2013

1364 Beeswax

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

This painting is off to Boston GLOW's fundraising event, "Ignite the Nite." Boston GLOW is a "breeding fround for the modern day superwoman. GLOW fosters opportunities for women of all ages to become empowered community leaders and active world citizens." click her for more details regarding this event and organization. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Saturday, February 16, 2013

1363 Rotate

In this morning's painting class we painted from photos - upside down. . . I paint this way often (that explains a lot, you are probably thinking!) - but mostly if I am using a photo for reference, I turn the painting and photo upside down and paint that way until about the last 25% (whatever that means). And always on the bigger canvases - I take them off the wall, put them on the floor, turn them upside down and then sideways. . . and sometimes I sneak up on them (shhh). . . still painting, 4" x 4" $60 click here to purchase

Friday, February 15, 2013

1362 Social

sold We had our monthly Village Vixens dinner this evening, every other month it's a book club, tonight, just a social club. still life, 4" x 4" acrylic

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

1358 Sashay

sold My reward for shoveling yesterday was a walk in the snow (yes, that very same snow I did not want to remove, I then wanted to spend more time in - go figure). Brie sashayed along as Brie does, pausing for snow snacks and the occasional wing (paw) de-icing  - still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Sunday, February 10, 2013

1357 Caffeinated

All is back to normal - I'm shoveled out, the dog has been walked and now she's thawing out from all her snow activity today. above, still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase  below, snow life

Saturday, February 9, 2013

1356 Snug

sold The storm has passed leaving behind about two feet of snow. We lost power for 24 hours but I received unexpected door to door dinner service (thank you J, D & T). There was only one place in town open and I relished in the long wait for a table (heat!). Everything was okay here for me, no damage, just cold - and the power came back on while we were at dinner. Tomorrow I shovel. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1354 Before the. . .

sold Waiting for the snow to start.  . . 6" x 6" available at South Street Gallery, 781-749-0430

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

1353 Perched

Twenty daily paintings are now on display until June 4th at the South Shore Conservatory in the Dorothy and Robert Palmer Gallery. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 22nd, 6-8.  Other News: Below is  Duane Keiser's Oddment #308 - it's the top painting, balanced on another. I tried gluing it to the wall, which would have worked, had I stood there for half a day waiting for it to dry. Although these two make a curious pair,  I'll be heading down to pick out a frame from South Street Gallery for #308 very soon. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1352 Gentle

sold Yesterday I attended a lecture given by artist Linda Bond (click to view her website) at Brandeis University on the subject of the "Artist as Advocate for Social Justice." She talked about many artists from Ellen Gallagher to Ai Weiwei to William Kentridge to Daniel Heyman before discussing her own work. Bond is unique in that she works in many mediums and often does large scale drawings with gunpowder. She described some of her own work as a "gentle confrontation. . . " still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Monday, February 4, 2013

1351 308

sold 308 arrived today - you know what that means - my own Duane Keiser Oddment is now perched on the window sill. . . photo shoot of our latest acquisition this week - still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

1348 Collage Challenge

sold Collage was this month's Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge. I've been experimenting with collage per recommendation of my mentor, so I thought it would make for good challenge topic. In this collage, I decided to utilize my daily paintings and my original paint can, Photoshop - the result, 30 days of daily paintings, layered together to make one collaged composite. above, still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"- below, '30 Days,' digital collage