Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today I had a friend over...

...to paint from life. Stephanie cranked out a great little painting from 11-1, while I wiped out my painting several times. Some days do not contain that special air of painting magic when everything falls into place, I guess I forgot my painting vitamin today! Here are a couple of shots from our session.

Stephanie's painting:

My second start:

The painting at 3:30:

then I decided to scrap off a little excess paint:

unfortunately, I kept going and ended up with a nice pile of dark green paint and an empty surface:

So I am planning on tackling a redemption painting later today.
 I am thinking about putting my mother's sugar bowl against that blue wall and trying again. Luckily, I did get a good croissant and some very nice painting conversation, thanks to Stephanie. 

In other updates, I did get to finish the pier painting and it was dry enough for the installation this weekend in Melbourne. 

I had a little trouble with the younger version of my mother walking in the painting, but resolved it without scrapping down the entire painting.

I also talked Marc into posing for me on Friday night. He watched the movie Kick-Ass and stayed really really really still, thanks Marc!

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Starts: Pier Painting

This painting is 16" x 20" and will hopefully be finished and dry enough to head down to Melbourne next week for the Show at Fifth Ave Gallery! We will see, sometimes paintings are tough to wrangle into something that approximates ones expectations for them. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Morning Patio Painting

This morning I set up shop outside on the back patio. My plan is to paint 19 more tiny-small paintings by the end of this week. The weather is really fantastic right now. NPR and Shelby are keeping me company outside. Updates of the completed paintings coming soon. 

Friday, May 13, 2011


If you can make it to Melbourne, FL on June 3rd from 5:30-8:30pm, please come to the opening reception of my recent paintings Leaving the Screen Door Open at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery! To get directions you can visit their website: www.fifthavenueartgallery.com. Hope to see you there!

Round Two: Summer Break= Full Time Painter

So yesterday, I lost my post because Blogger is having technical problems. So here is my studio update round two. A recap of what I completed during the final month of school. New posts, that hopefully remain up to follow soon.

red carpet living room, 16" x 20", oil on canvas, complete

neighborhood lake, 24" x 36", oil on canvas, beginning

neighborhood lake completed with the latest tiny-smalls sitting on top
see details of the tiny-smalls below

Carport, 24" x36", oil on canvas,
this painting has changed since this photo but I don't have a completed photograph

working beach source drawing, charcoal on paper

working beach start with source photos taped to my easel

working beach, 24"x 36", oil on canvas

a little color laid in