Friday, February 20, 2009

New use for paperclay

Here, I used Paperclay as a 3-d framing element on a wood panel. It takes forever to get it to adhere and then build it up, sand and paint, but I think it is a nice, unique effect and it frees me from having to choose a frame that doesn't match the style of the painting. Yay!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

More Snow Paintings

These are some of the small landscapes I did this past month. They, along with others, will be at the show tonight (Essex is a two night event). I'll be there 6-10:30pm, so anyone is welcome to stop by, chat and drink some wine.
Last night, when things were slow, I sat around with my brother and his girlfriend coming up with ideas for a doll based on Shakespeare, which is the next challenge for ADO (Art Dolls Only). We thought of maybe doing a Puck that is manipulating marionettes of characters from Midsummer Night's Dream. I used to do a lot of Ophelia themed paintings, so that is also calling to me. In any case, the challenge is right up my alley!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Show this weekend!

I'm showing at the Essex Studios open studio walk again this weekend. Friday and Saturday 6-11 pm. I'm not going to bring quite as much as last time, but I will have the new portrait commission, new and old sculptures as well as several new, smallish landscapes for sale (or just viewing, of course). So stop by and visit me! I am on the second floor by the elevator.

I hope you'll excuse the questionable quality of the photos, but I'm excited about my new projects and I have to share =)
The torso will have the heart inside and window panes in the body under the arms. It is based on a yoga term that describes that part of the body as the windows to the heart.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ice Storm

We had a fantastic ice storm last week! The trees and grass looked like they were made out of glass. Sherpa was in her Husky dog element.

And here are some of the paintings that I did while we were snowed in.
I think I will put them in my Etsy shop - more to come, as well! It reminded me of the time I spent living in MN and CO. Snowscapes have special meaning to me.