Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A few more collages...

Here are a few more of the collages that are currently at the Salem Art Association's Artmarket:

"Wave Hello"

"Screen Door"

"Fuzzy Pink"

"On the top of the world, Bernice"

"Strong Foundation"

Friday, November 6, 2015



Something new!  A few of the new collages I dropped off at Salem Art Association for their annual Artmarket.  The show will start today, November 6th, and will run until January.  

The vintage photographs in these are all photocopies, I've not used the originals in the collages.  All are permanently mounted on mat board, either 8 x 10 or 9 x 12 inches.  I have rarely worked with collage (and still have much to learn), but for some reason it is just clicking for me right now.  Plus, I have so many vintage photographs to draw from for these, as you can imagine.  I will share some more of them next week.

"Behind and Through"




Thursday, October 29, 2015

Painting My Daughter

My poor daughter, with all the faces I paint people often say to her, "There must be a lot of paintings of you at home."  In fact, no there aren't.  I've been so busy all this time painting to put things in my shop, in galleries, and as commissions that frankly I have done very few personal paintings.  I decided it was about time she should have one (Acrylic, 9 x 12 inches).

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shop Update

"Storm Brewing"
I'm very pleased to announce a shop update.  The painting above, "Storm Brewing" 16 x 20 inches, and the one below, "Midafternoon at Barlow Hill" 12 x 12 inches, are now available in my shop.

"Midafternoon at Barlow Hill"

And I'm very excited to offer prints of both paintings plus the two following paintings:


"Elsie" was sold soon after it was finished, and I was very happy that her owners let me borrow her to make prints.  "Elsie", "Lois", and "Midafternoon at Barlow Hill" are now available as limited edition prints and are each 12 x 12 inches (image size is about 11 x 11 inches).  "Storm Brewing" is also a limited edition print and is 18 x 22 inches (image size is about 16 x 20 inches).  I am also considering another edition at a smaller size in the near future for "Storm Brewing", perhaps 8 x 10 inches.  I plan to make more prints available using future paintings, so more to come!  I don't currently make the prints myself, so I will have to slowly add these to my shop as I am able.

Finally, these two little portraits are now available in my shop as well:


"Ella Bell"
Currently, I am working on a new grid paintings (a lady from the 1940's) and a new one of the lady in the top painting ("Storm Brewing") also set, coincidentally, in the outdoors with a stormy sky.  Didn't even realize that stormy sky connection until just now...  Also, several mixed media pieces in the works.   My studio at Mission Mill is a mess of papers while I put those together.  More on those soon.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Back to Work!

School started about two weeks ago, for my daughter, and just as I was getting back to business as usual we caught our first colds of the school year.  Having recovered, mostly, I am ready to get back to more hours in the studio and even catching back up on things like this blog (hello blog).  Last week, I went up north to have some paintings scanned for prints.  This, I hope, will be the start of more prints of future paintings and I can't wait to share those with you hopefully within the next couple of weeks.

In addition to painting, I am exploring mixed media pieces (above).  I'm using photocopies of my many vintage photographs and combining them with various collaged papers and some painting.  Very fun to exploring new media while still tying into my other work.  More to come!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

End of Summer and Open Studios

Tomorrow is the first day back to school for my daughter and I should be getting back to more regular posts here.  Many things coming up to share.  While I didn't make much time to blog this summer, I have been busy creating.  Will share more over the coming weeks.

This Thursday evening, September 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., we will be having Open Studios at the group of studios of which I am a part (1313 Mill St Salem, Oregon).  There will be new gallery shows, demos, and more.  I should have some of my summer work on display (detail of one painting above and below).  More soon...