Monday, May 30, 2011

Battle Scars

My husband informs me that these tools would never be out on a workbench together as they are all suited for very different tasks and materials. To which I replied "But Honey, that's not the point. It's the interesting composition they make and the challenge of portraying their worn and well used character that I'm after."

Having more than 200 daily paintings about, I'd have thought he got that by now! The long suffering husband can't move without bumping into one. He just might draw the line if it tuns into a Collier brothers situation!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Glimmering Gecko

I love this beaded being. He usually hangs out all summer on the crossbar support of our porch awning swinging from the loop on the end of his curly tail. He's there to warn people to duck under the bar. You'd be amazed at how many people bump their heads on it! Hmmmm, kind of reminds me of a joke..."A priest and a pastor walk into a bar......"

I just saw after posting this that all of my Followers have disappeared! Don't worry everyone, I have not deleted you. Believe me, I appreciate your support and your commentary is important to me. I Googled the problem and have found that this is happening to a lot of people. I hope the issue can be resolved soon.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

City Island Monopoly VIII

A favorite theme returned to. This time I included the transparent red dice which were fun to paint. I can't believe I made that board back in 1982. Wrapping my head around the fact that that is almost 30 years ago is a killer!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mango Chili Tango

Love the sunlight coming through this jar of Mango chili vinegar. It's so pretty I don't have the heart to open it up and use it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lonesome One Room Schoolhouse

Hay rolls and a tiny abandoned one-room schoolhouse in the middle of an expansive prairie in North Dakota. The russets and golds in the grass were the perfect foil for the very blue sky. I can almost hear and feel the prairie wind blowing just by looking at this.

This is a scene from our trip to the mid-west this past fall. There are so many wonderful opportunities for painting, it's hard to know where to start!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Getting the Scoop on Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud's work is so lively and fun. I had a great time painting this one with his work as a backdrop. You just have to smile, and who doesn't love ice cream?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

For the Big Fish

Here's a crazy looking fish lure that's been on the end of an old pole at the back of our garage for a gazillion years. It just caught my eye and I felt like I had to paint it. I dunno, but it's like no fish I've ever seen.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mama's Homemade

I've been absent for a bit. Wish I could say spring fever got me, but no, just a lot of graphic work piling up, demanding attention.

A painting of unrequited love. Love chocolate chip cookies, especially when they are warm from the oven and more chewy than crispy. Mmmmm. However, right now, they are painting inspiration nourishment, not literal nourishment. Love their texture against the clear glass plate.