Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Taylored Reef 2




Another small watercolor based upon Jason's underwater sculpture. I mount watercolor paper to cradled hardboard and these small surfaces are really perfect to travel on my boat with. Enough weight so that they don't get blown around by the breezes like a loose sheet of paper would, and small enough so that I can bring several with me when we are away cruising for a while.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Taylored Reef 1



Some of you who may have stumbled across me on Facebook will have seen my Seacycles which are reef forms created from recycled material. In researching reef forms I came across the work of Jason Decaires Taylor. Although I understand that body casting is a labor-intensive craft and a skill unto itself, I have never been a huge fan. That's a personal statement, mine only, don't get all crazy on me. I just don't put it in the same realm as a Rodin, a Michelangelo or even Mark Di Suervo, Zhang Huan or Andy Goldsworthy (just for those of you who might think I haven't gotten over the classical masters). That being said, Taylor's work takes body casting to a whole other level and beyond. I'm in love with what he does on many levels. It is art in touch with nature, interacting with it and helping to heal and nurture coral reefs. Google him and be amazed. This is a tiny watercolor inspired by his work.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mod Liquor


Another weathered neon sign from along the road. I love the mid-century modern shapes to this sign. So Jetsons! Then the patinas to all the metal finishes are so fantastic. It would be a crime to ever repaint it.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jarlsberg with Lichtenstein

SOLD
Oddly enough, I did not realize that I had never posted this painting on the blog until my dentist who had come to the exhibition of my dailies asked me if it was still available. In running down the list of images in my blog file, I noticed there was a jump from #97 to #99. Sure enough, somehow I missed it. Dr. K. says this painting stayed in his mind because Jarlsberg is his favorite cheese. I think it also has something to do with the fact that Roy Lichtenstein, in painting this "Self Portrait as Cheese" painted himself in a doctor's jacket.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Little Brown Bottle

SOLD
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.