Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Light Study IMAC -- $100

We lost the great Molly Ivins today. May God bless her and her mission to end the war. Tonight's painting is about me working on painting light. I found tonight's painting painful. I wanted it to look good, which never goes well. It's been a long day. Not very peaceful toward the end. What is peace? I guess it starts in your head. And someday, I won't pass my serinity like I pass the salt, but so far today, I've been imperfect with that goal.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

PEACE -- free for those who want it

Molly Ivins is too sick to write and is asking for an old fashioned newspaper campaign to end the war. (
Ms. Ivins, I'm more of a painter than a writer, but please allow me to write this little bit in paint for you tonight.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Trust in Two Shades of Orange --$50

As previously mentioned, I have a few trust issues. Moving to Texas required MUCHO trust. I didn't really want to move here, but I knew I needed to make some changes, to better my life and more importantly my daughter's life. I've painted this "trust " painting, in orange, in honor of Austin, Texas.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Austin Coffee House in Green -- $100

It's Saturday, so I got a littlle extra time to paint away from home with the Austin Plein Air group. We met at an Austin coffee shop on 4th Street. I don't ususally paint indoor scenes with people, but another woman in the group does and she makes them look so good, that I thought I'd give it a try. I have a long ways to go. I've added her blog to my link list, if you want to check it out.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Vanilla Icing -- $100

Of course, vanilla must follow. If there isn't chocolate around vanilla will do. Vanilla covering chocolate cake can be nice.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

YUMMY Chocolate Cake -- $100

I bought some modeling past to mix with my paints a ways back, and then I saw a painting at a restaurant that used modeling paste, and I liked how it looked. The painting had brown and blue squares and my mind liked it and thought, "it almost looks like chocolate, if only the blue squares weren't there." So, here it is my chocolate painting in brown without blue, yummy!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Yellow Squares for Children and Creativity -- $100

The middle of your home is the health sector. Yellow is the color and squares the shape. Life is often most difficult when you don't have your health, so why not enhance it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Texas BAR-B-Q -- $100

We took a day trip to Luling Texas to get some real BBQ and I took a photo of a BBQ building. This painting doesn't quite capture it, I hope to have more time to paint it another day.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Purple Triangles -- $100

I changed a former feng shui square painting to triangles, because triangles work better in this quadrant. The painting now reminds me of sail boat flags.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Pollock in Reverse -- $100

I did a painting that I wasn't thrilled with, then I let my daughter do some painting of her own, and as she always does she mixed the palette colors all together with lots of water, it's her favorite. I had the idea to take a new canvas and lay it in her newly arranged mixed palette. Here's what it looks like.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

3 Red Triangles

This one is for a friend's fame/reputation quadrant. Hopefully, he will like it. I may add words to it tomorrow.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Triangles in Red for Reputation and Fame--$100

I realized that one of our toilets is in our reputation quadrant, so that quadrant needed some help. The Fame and Reputation quadrant calls for red, fire, and traingles. My daughters Elmo video reminded me that a square is made up of triangles. This one is made up of three. I try not to care what others think of me, but why risk it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ode to Rothko in Purple for Prosperity--$100

I 'm back on the feng shui topic. The book to own: "Move your Stuff, Change Your Life." This weeks chapter, prosperity, the color, purple. I saw a Rothko show at the Whitney in NYC in the 90's the man's a genius. Another genius, my daughter, who said the word, "purple" today, for the first time!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Star Flower in Pink on Purple

This painting was something else, but I was painting with my daughter and she thought it more fun to paint on my canvas, so this is the redo. We've been stuck inside with the Texas ice storm for a few days now.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sleeping Late Love: Austin Ice Storm

My daughter had the right idea today. There is nothing like sleeping in on a "snow day."

Two Baby Roses: Extrovert and Introvert -- $100

We bought these little roses at the store today. They are so tiny.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Super Boy B.C. #2

Here is a second go at the painting for my friend of her grandson. It really helps to paint any image more than once.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Super Boy B.C.--NFS

I started doing little canvas portraits a few years back and they got great reviews. I owe many friends paintings of loved ones. I'll be using my painting a day requirements to get some finished.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Lion "Rarrrrr"--$50 (11"x8.5")

My watercolor paintings take on more of a children's book feel. This one is a combo image and type treatment of a lion. Which my daughter does the cutest of "rarrrr"s when asked what the lion says.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Care Package in Brown -- $50 (10"x7"x7")

This one is 3-D, I've painted the word "care" on a packgage. Ode to the lost art of snail mail.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Purple and Blue Basket Weave -- $50 (3"x4")

My best friend growing up had a toy weave grid, that allowed us to easily make square pot holders. To say life was a bit simpler then, would be an understatement.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Pink Tulips Large and Determined -- $300 (48"x36")

These pink tulips have such a will to live. As each day passes they open more even as their petals fall.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Yellow Schwinn Sting-Ray Bicycle --$300 (48"x36")

We needed a yellow,white, metal, circle type painting for the creative quadrant of our house/living room. What better all encompassing object then a bike? My husband had this exact Schwinn, Sting-Ray, in yellow, called a Lemon Peeler, when he was a kid. Sadly, that one was stolen.

Friday, January 5, 2007

One Red Apple -- $50 (2"x2")

I finally wised up and bought some smaller brushes for all this little canvas work. Here is an apple, that looks like a tomato. I successfully applied for my MFA today. Boy, did that take a lot of work. I'm still out of canvas, so this one is done on cardboard. Which we have plenty of since we just moved. It feels nice to recycle.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Tulips: Pink on Green

When I first started painting, after college, I loved painting on colored paper. It added such a great first layer of color and made it easier to lay down the highlights and shadows. I've been liking green lately, so I've done this tulip painting on green construction paper. I was missing my realist paintings and I'm out of canvas. Necessity is the mommy.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Red and Green Apples -- Bid now at my store

My daughter's new favorite word is "apple." It's the cutest sound in the world. An artist friend was interested in seeing "more layers" in my type paintings, here is a first go at it.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Hope and Faith in Shades of Yellow--SOLD

Friends of mine were discussing hope and faith tonight. I wonder if when one truly has faith they stop hoping for things? I've painted today's words in yellow, in honor of the scaredy cat in me, who still struggles with trust.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Renewal 2007 in Red and Gold

Happy New Year everyone! It's great to be back from my travels. Todays painting is similar to my other letter/color studies, but instead of using random favorite letters and numbers, I've played around with the letters and numbers contained in the phrase "Renewal 2007." I feel hopeful about 2007, but the worrier in me dares not say that out loud without a resounding follow up of "no evil eye!"