Monday, February 28, 2011

A bit about my work on ArtSource's blog

ArtSource Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, recently featured my work on their blog - here's a link so that you can check it out:

ArtSource celebrates their 20th year this year, and I am so blessed to be a part of their great group of artists!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bird's nest = sticks + ______________?

This new painting is titled "Contemplation: Woven Nest" and is an oil on canvas which measures 12"x16".  It is currently for sale through ArtSource Fine Art in Raleigh, NC.   The original nest actually had bits of bubble wrap amongst the sticks.  My attempts to paint the bubble wrap ended up looking like an octopus tentacle was woven into the nest - which wasn't the comforting bed for baby birds I was striving for - and thus I decided to omit it.    Thus.... no bubble wrap in this painting, but a charming little nest still the same :)

Contemplation: Woven Nest
oil on canvas, 12"x16"

This painting is currently for sale through ArtSource Fine Art 
in Raleigh, NC.  Email for purchase information

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On their way!

Seven new paintings will be making their way to ArtSource Fine Art Gallery & Consultants, in Raleigh, NC, this weekend.  I've been spending time getting them ready to go - varnishing, framing, attaching hanging wire, updating my inventory lists, etc..  Though these tasks are routine and somewhat boring, this time round I have thoroughly enjoyed the work thanks to the spring-like weather we are having.  I have had the windows open and a gentle breeze has been blowing through my studio.   Having such a comfortable environment helps to banish any irritable feelings that arise from doing routine work.   Getting work ready for a show or to deliver to a gallery is always a process, but feels very good when it's all through and they're packed up and ready to go!

Here are a few of the ones on their way:

Quiet Moment from Across the Field
oil on canvas, 24"x30"

Contemplation: Tiger Swallowtail Wings
oil on canvas, 8"x10"

Contemplation: Jewel Box Shells Take Flight
oil on canvas, 8"x10"

Contemplation: Memory of Tiger Swallowtail
oil on canvas, 8"x10"

If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, please contact ArtSource Fine Art in Raleigh, at 919-787-9533 or email 

I have also recently updated my website with new work and would love to have you visit my online gallery at  

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hours and hours painting the sisal rug

The cold weather is still outside these days, so it is fitting that I seem to be spending a lot of my time painting blankets and heavy rugs.  Hours and hours have been spent working on a large 30"x40" figurative piece, and I have spent the last few sessions focusing on the sisal rug (shown above).   I call it an exercise in patience!  Slowly but surely, though, the rug starts to take shape and will eventually come together.