Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Homegrown Heirloom Tomato on a Manmade Purple Red Apron

I love combining things from nature with manmade plastic kid things. This is my third painting that incorporates these two types of items. I finally bought myself some lights. I find that I get the best contrast for a still life, when I paint in the dark with two spotlights. As a kid, my friend and I used to love to draw in the dark without any light and then turn on the light and see what we made.
$50 +s/h

Super Baby-Red Strawberries

Working hard on my children's book. "Super Baby—Adventures in Color."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ballet Austin Scenery

Well, here is a shot of the final backdrop for the play. The play was wonderful, the "Bella the Bat" story and music were totally heart warming. The kids did great, and I got teary eyed watching them give it their all. The room that it was held in is the most beautiful of dance rooms, with lots of natural light.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Adding Bats to the Bat Bridge @ Ballet Austin

Today is the performance at Ballet Austin. Here is a photo of me from yesterday. I'm adding the little bats that the older kids made to the Congress Bridge piece of the scenery. Adding their bats really made the scenery come alive.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Costumes Day 1 @ Ballet Austin

The youngest of the kids will be flowers in this Friday's play at Ballet Austin. I'm posting a photo of the flower petals that the 4-5 year olds decorated with sequins and glue. I'm really enjoying teaching art. The thing I love best about teaching is seeing a kid who thinks their art is terrible and showing them otherwise.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bella Bat @ Ballet Austin

I was chosen to create the scenery for a kids camp play happening this week and next at Ballet Austin. There are 10 panels total, each 4' x 8'. Miss Joan and her husband Billy are the geniuses behind the performance camp. Miss Joan and her sister helped paint the panels. This week I'm teaching at the camp, 27 kids from age 4-8. Fun city.