Archive for September, 2011

work in progress

Friday, September 30th, 2011

debating about how to finish this~~need to sleep on it. Not on IT. but on how to finish it.

Anna O’Neil

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Flickr friend, Anna O’neil bought a painting of mine last year and this year she had it framed, I am thrilled to see how beautiful it looks and how sweet it is when collectors display the art with integrity.

I noticed she posted some images to her flickr photostream of a recent installation she did and I just love how it looks and what the thinking was behind the piece. So, I asked Anna to tell me more and this is what she says:

The piece was part of the work presented at the Chiddingly festival in the UK.

Anna explains: “Babes in the woods came about from tiny little dolls I bought in flea market in Berlin. I arrange them occasionally around the house but am far too fond of them to paint them.”

I’m struck by how they seem to have sprouted right from the ground in a most natural way, yet appear to be flying.

Anna elaborates: “Babes in the woods is a pun on the fairy story where two children are abandoned to die in woods. The woods to me is the subconscious and these white baby figures each with a blue mark are symbolic of various things, little white lies that cling, outright horror of half remembered incidents that haunt, babies that will never be held, an outpouring of the soil releasing infants all attched with taut black umbilical s. ”

“The white baby figures are all ascending into the canopy, into the light, little cherubs maybe, they seem distracted only the one in the lead is buoyant, arms outstretched. They are the secret wishes, the unfilled dreams that tease and taunt, the are all the same colours white with a patch of Blue (layered up in 4 blues). Blue represents the blanket anxiety that exists for each one and the cold physical feeling of heartbreak.”

I so wish I could have experienced that in person!

Cat and Mouse, Before and After

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Day of the Dead

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

He didn’t want to be a Ghost, He wanted to be Ironman!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Doodling

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Sometimes a little mindless doodling is in order. The simplest and most straightforward of tools, pencil and eraser.

This one is touched up in photoshop, but I so prefer the textural pencil marks over the flat patches of color that is digital.

Giclees on wood

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Woke up this morning and saw my work in two treasuries, niice. “On a Windy Day” and “Woodland Walking”

Today I have finished up three new giclees on wood panels and listed in my etsy shop.

“Hair Piece” 8 x 8

These panels are signed on the front and the back. One of my favorite paintings, “The Two Sides to Suzee” 7.5 x 10

And, “Squicky Bunny”

smitten

Friday, September 16th, 2011

my new fall colors!

Customized ribbon

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I love this ribbon bought from an etsy shop called the Lonely Heart. She will put any message wanted…

oh yeah

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

they are mine