Thursday, January 30, 2014

Little Brown Bottle

This is another Daily Paintworks Challenge painting. I just loved all the color in the shadows in particular. It is a departure from the 6 x 8" format I have been sticking to. My sister bought me a whole box of these tiny 4 x 4" panels for my birthday. I keep wanting to call them "Bippers" after these itty bitty frames that a framing shop in Armonk makes from their scraps.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Shots and Ladders

A little adult spin on a childhood favorite. A shot of Patrón, a lime and some salt bring in the "shot" part. My friend Mary is the only one (or perhaps the only one comfortable enough) to broach the subject of the ambiguity of the salt. It certainly could be something else...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Primordial Plain Yellowstone

I Think this was at Excelsior, but over time, some of the many places we saw during our days at Yellowstone blend together a bit. Excelsior was a favorite because of the whole plain of steam vents that flanks the crater. It really was awe inspiring in the morning sun.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Grand Prismatic, Yellowstone

This little gem is inspired by our travels through Yellowstone last year in October. It was our first time there and it was just spectacular! It is so different than anything in my experience that every minute I felt like I was witnessing the creation of the Earth itself.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Rowboat Trinity V


This is a reprise of an image I did much larger, but a bit different, some time ago. Again, it's the reflections that motivate me. But there's also something about small boats, mainly dinghies, that attract me as well. Maybe it's the intimacy of them. I also enjoyed creating the texture and coloring in the old, rusty iron bulkhead.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Suspending IQ

I came across this great sign photograph I took several years ago. I don't know why I never painted it before now. I cropped it down for the painting and gave it the title I did because it is supported my many guy wires and the IQ is in the word liquors. I don't know about anyone else, but a bit too much certainly "suspends" my IQ!

Moment of Reflection XVI

Can't resist reflections.