Friday, January 23, 2015

Shop Update


I have added some paintings on paper, like the one above, to my shop.  I would be so pleased to have you stop in and take a look.

I will be back in a few days, or so, with a larger piece.  And following that I have plans to change things up around here in terms of how often and about what I post.  Will share more about that soon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Open Studios

Hello all, sorry I've been so quiet over here lately.  It was a busy holiday season!  I hope you all had a lovely time and are enjoying the new year.  I am just popping in today to share the next Open Studio event tomorrow night:

Should be a fun and interesting night.  I think the Artist Talk is from 5:30-6:00.  I will be in my studio, say hi if you stop in.  

I will be back soon...promise...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Open Studios

Greetings all!  The Art Studios at Mission Mill, of which I am a part, is having a bonus open studio event this month in conjunction with the holiday light festival at the Mission Mill Museum.  You can visit the studios (for free) and, for $5, see the amazing light display.  I've been watching it go up over the last few weeks and it looks pretty amazing.

And if you want to see the studios but cannot make it to this event, not to worry we will have open studio events every month on the second Thursday of the month.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

New Painting

"Aged 19, 1876"
Acrylic on 9 x 12 inch wood panel.

Hope you have all had a good couple of weeks.  Time is certainly slipping by right now, must be the holiday season.  I do have a new painting.  A grid painting, with two more in progress and I hope to share them soon as well.  This one, like many, was inspired by a vintage photograph, and the only information written on the photograph was "April 13 1876 Aged 19" and that was written twice.  I'm sorry to not have his name, but at least it wasn't blank like so many others.

In other news, recently there was a wonderful article written in our local paper about the new artist studios of which I am a part.  Just click here to read it.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mr. B's Roses

"Mr. B's Roses"

As you can see, I am back to grid painting and am even playing around with different mediums using the grid format.  This one is acrylic on an 8 x 10 inch wood panel.

"Mr. B's Roses" uses a painting I have in my home by Arthur Gibbes Burton and a vaseful of roses from my garden (I wish someone had a website for him so I could link you to it, but you can see more of his paintings here).  While I was interested primarily in painting a still life using the grid format, I really enjoyed using a piece of art I have in the background and have plans to do more of that in the future.  This one was particularly fun as Burton, or Mr. B as I grew up, was a boarder, then neighbor, and friend of my Dad's family.  My parents have more than a few of his pieces and I'm lucky enough to have this one residing over my fireplace:

"Mr. B's Roses" now available in my shop.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Good Time

Last night was the first Open Studios and it was a lot of fun.  Dozens of people toured our new collective of studios at Mission Mill.  I've been bit under the weather this week, so I didn't pull out my camera at the event itself.  Above is a photo I took of one of my walls earlier in the day after I spent some last minute time reshuffling and literally squeezing in some paintings after one large one was moved to the hall outside my door.  A couple of paintings I haven't even posted yet, more on those in the next few days.   You can just barely see my next grid piece in progress on the easel.

A big thank you to all who came out despite the cold and wet weather!  It was truly wonderful to see so many people out enjoying themselves and the art.  More open studios to come...