Sunday, January 31, 2010

Still Lifes Coming Along

Here is another photo of two works in progress. You can see the changes from photos I took a while back.

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Silent Peace Offering" headed to VAE's "Imagine" show

above: Silent Peace Offering
oil on canvas, 20"x20"

Well, after much internal debate, I have finally decided to submit "Silent Peace Offering" to the Visual Art Exchange's Imagine show, which opens February 5th and runs through February 25th.  The theme of the exhibition is surrealism.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Two Still Lifes in Progress

Coming along.... I am really starting to have fun with these two paintings.  They're oils measuring 20"x20" and I am especially enjoying working on the one with the parakeet in it.  A screen print by artist and friend Kacie Rushton, her print features a parakeet and was made on an antique book page.  She and her fiance, photographer JP Corr III, owned the model - a sweet little budgie named Buster who recently passed away.  Her print is so colorful and his expression so inquisitive - I couldn't stay away from using it in a painting!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My New Website

Finally online! During the last several months of 2009 I undertook the task of building a website from scratch, never having done it before. Whew! What a task. Unexpectedly, it became a pretty satisfying job once I got in the groove.  It is such a relief to have it up and running in the new year.  I will be posting paintings to the site as soon as they are finished, so make sure to bookmark the site,, and check back regularly!