Monday, April 14, 2014

New Collage

The first two photos are detail shots and the last is the painting as a whole.
Using old ledger papers and ink, venetian plaster, graphite and oil and coldwax, 24"x 12", titled "Nine"
Again I struggle with getting a good photo, but this is the closest I could come.
These new collages are coming fast as I am reworking old paintings and not starting from scratch.
I always love to hear what you think.

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Painting/Collage

This is a new 12"x 12" collage in the series. Using old papers from books, oil, venetian plaster, ink, graphite and cold wax on board. I have 6 new paintings in the works, two are large. I still struggle with getting a good image of these paintings. A friend came by last week and was delighted to see that the pieces were so much better in person, we discovered by looking on my computer that they looked completely different on his computer at home. This is a problem when submitting to galleries, most do it through email now, so how can I control how they will show up on their computer! I have a hard enough time getting it right on mine. I know one thing that would help is a new camera, but money is tight as I am only working three days a week by choice, need to paint, so giving up money :-). I am making do with the camera I have. My friend told me that on his computer the pieces were pumped up in color and garish looking, I would like to know how they appear on yours? If you click on the image then click again you will get a better sense of how they really are.
Back to work/play, I can't imagine a better life :-). XOXO

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Before and After

The top photo is a painting I reworked. The bottom photo is the painting before I reworked it. It just did not satisfy me, so I had to try again. Glad I did as it has been chosen to be in a group show next month.
I love to hear your thoughts. XOXO

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another New Painting

This is another in the series, I worked on the three at the same time. This painting is 12"x 12" and it is by far my very favorite of the 3. You work your whole life and finally I am painting  work that I am really proud of. I am almost a full time painter and I am looking forward for a time soon when I am FULL TIME and I believe these paintings will get me there. Of course they are more yummy in person and there is no way I can capture that on camera, but I included detail shots to help and if you click and then click again on any image you will see much more.
Love to hear what you think.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Painting/Collage in Series

This is another of the new ones, if you want to know more about this piece read previous post. 20"x 16".
I included detail shots, but if you click and then click again on any image it will give you greater detail then these photos.
Always love to hear your thoughts.
I am hard at work doing more...
P.S. Redbubble update: Redbubble sent me a 50 dollar voucher to buy some of my own work to see how it looked. I thought that was very generous and my experience ordering on the site was very fast and easy, they did not ask for your first born child :-). I received a notice telling me that my stuff was on the way and given a tracking #. My cards arrived within a week of ordering and were in perfect condition. the cards looked lovely and are on nice card stock. I only ordered cards, so I can't say what the other product are like,  but I was most pleased with them from start to finish.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This is it...

In my last post I told you I was finishing paintings I was very excited about, this is the first one. I am very excited about this because for two years I have been reaching for something unnameable and in these new paintings I am finally there! There are about 20-30 very thin layers of venetian plaster, oil, graphite, paper, most of which are taken from old ledger books and then I draw on them), and cold wax. Much scraping and sandpapering goes on with these, much rubbing with alcohol, they are very labor intensive and this piece took about 7 weeks of daily work, but it was a labor of love. As it is so hard to show you the details of this painting I took some detail shots for you, also if you click on the images and then click again you will get a better feel for it. This one is 20"x 16".
It will not be going to my ETSY shop or be on redbubble, these are paintings I am doing for a wonderful gallery that I am submitting them to for representation. Wish me luck :-). I will be showing more of these as I complete them, I have two more nearly done.
I always love to hear from you.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tiny Collage

I did this tiny 4"x 4" with 3" sides collage over a month ago, but just got a photo of it.
I am still working on my series of abstractions, just finished one after 7 weeks! But I love it and will share it soon.
I am not putting all my paintings on redbubble, just select ones, and this is one of them, so for prints and cards and iphone covers go HERE

The original will be going into my ETSY shop at some point.
In other great news some of my work is now in a wonderful shop in Ranchos plaza called 
If you are in the area check it out.

 I always love to hear your thoughts.
Happy day. xoxo