Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Smatterings of Watercolors

Just for fun... here's a painting from a few years ago, My Underwood.

Sketch in watercolor... she's one of many ladies in a series.
Oh boy, I've been a bad girl! It's been way too long since the last posting on this blog... usually I'm writing on my other blog. But, I'll try to do better :). I've been obsessing over sketchbooks lately... love doing watercolors in them! I've been conflicted about keeping paint - sketchbooks because it takes time away from the work I'm supposed to be producing.
{An upcoming show is looming in April and I need to make new work!!! We also need to have at least one piece that has an 'East meets West' theme which will be a challenge}
Stay tuned... there's a whole lotta painting going on over here!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Few More Quilt Paintings

Here are a few more starts I've done in the quilt-inspired series. The ladies are part of the good mother series. You can see more of them and they men they love here.
I added the little painting of York to my shop this morning... check it out! Celebrate winter solstice tomorrow and Merry Christmas to everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Good Mother Series

Here's a new one I've been working on that's called 'The Good Mother' series... each one has a good dose of repetition. I'm liking just the one color I've added to the black outline... a very light aqua. It's making me think of Art Deco colors and things. (although this photo does not really do the color justice, sorry!) Not quite sure where this one is going yet but I've got a good feeling about it :)

I added 2 new paintings from the 'Quilt Series' in my shop... they're priced very well so check 'em out! I'm going to be adding a new, medium size painting tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quilt-ish Paintings

Here's a series I've started... I shared a few on my Musings blog but not these. I got the idea thinking about repetition and quilts of all things. I love fabric and quilt shops so it's always been an influence. I'm not sure about the colors yet but I don't want them to be too 'matchy-matchy' even though they're a series. Hopefully the subject matter will unify them. The 2nd one really turned out to be confectionery! Looks like pink chocolates to me :)

I'm hoping to finish up a few of these and put them in the etsy shop soon. All the Christmas stuff, house guests and wild card kid's needs has put me behind in completing much. (but it doesn't stop me from starting new pieces... may be a pattern there!)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tutu Girl on Stage...

I could have a lot of fun with the title of this painting... this is just a working title. I've been looking at so many toy catalogues lately, and went to a concert the other night those are the 2 inspirations for this painting! Maybe I should do a series - hmmmm. I'm trying to finish some pieces for the etsy shop... this time of year, it's so hard to get anything finished!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Flower Market

I've been trying to finish this painting... it's 'decision-making time' which is harder for me than anything else! As soon as I finish it, I will post it in the etsy shop... and I might make prints or cards of it. With all the holiday cheer going on it's hard to get down to the studio and have a block of time to settle in to painting!!! Hopefully things will calm down soon... til our house guests arrive. Well, January's looking pretty good :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Little Painting of York

Here's a little landscape I started last night. It's a quirky view that's more of an ariel view... I'm going to have to work that out! I keep thinking about crop circles and put a few in. I should get my smaller brushes out to add more detail. I get lost in tiny details, though and become obsessed. I have a thing about England - I've actually never been, (sob) but most of my family is descended from England and Scotland. My mom is a big fan of the James Herriot books and PBS TV show- I think it was on in the 1980s. The scenes of the country side had a lasting effect on me, growing up! (and the beautiful piano theme music did as well!)
I added a very architectural piece (of San Francisco row houses drenched in the sun ) to my etsy shop. Check it out... there's a link in my blog list. Happy weekend :)