Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Signs of Fall in Austin: Butternut Squash at Sunset

The artist I share my studio with, is very neat. She is a dancer not a painter. I don't know about the rest of you painters out there but I cannot paint unless my whole house is clean, and my whole house is never clean. There is always something else I could organize or clean, and thus I found little time to paint. But this new studio, I walk in, and it's clean, and the light is lovely, and it shines through the window onto lovely things, like butternut squashes, which will always remind me of my mother.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Red Head Sea

This is a final painting (finished yesterday) from the portrait class I took last spring with Jennifer Balkan. And here's a photo my studio. Thanks for the promt, Kirsten.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Barn: East Austin

I've gone hog wild and rented studio space in East Austin. The barn in the back yard helped sell it. Lord knows how long I'll be able to afford it, but for now, it's a dream come true. If you build it, they will come. This is the first painting I did there, a few weeks back.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day — Please Help Haiti

It's Blog Action Day 2008, and the topic is poverty. I'd like to address the extreme poverty in Haiti, a beautiful nation in the Caribbean that I was fortunate enough to visit when I was 16. Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Environmental degradation and overpopulation have combined to create hellish conditions. Please consider donating to "Haiti Children" which works every day to save the children of Haiti. I'll donate 100% of today's sales, open to any painting available on the blog, to "Haiti Children."

Today's art is a little line drawing of two Haitian fishing boats.