I bought this car for my husband as a surprise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day we met in Port Townsend. Very cherry and completely redone on the inside with white leather. He sold it recently to a high school buddy. Sniff.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Had about ten pieces in the main floor gallery. This was a very fun September - October exhibit; there were quite a few characters, people and even dogs were dressed up as crows. Made some new and interesting friends.
Check out Earthenworks Galleries in Port Townsend and La Conner. I love Port Townsend, it's where I met my husband and La Conner is charming, we like to stay on our boat at the marina. Here are some examples at Earthenworks from my Idyllic series -- encaustic landscape blocks and also a clay ships figurehead.
Idyllic Series, Encaustic on wood 5x5
SS Hildegarde, polymer clay
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
In honor of the holidays I feel the urge to paint pomegranates. Here's an oil I am currently working on. Now the difficult, nit-picky part -- applying numerous glazes to each tiny pomegranate seed. A way off from being done, but it feels like a good start...
Today, a dear friend and I walked Bainbridge Island's Bloedel Reserve. We had the entire frosted landscape to ourselves. The swans were out, nestled amongst many ducks. We stopped at the main house to admire the Christmas decorations, pausing for hot cider in the library. Then off to the poetically lit birch tree stands. The day was lovely and we took many pictures which I hope will inspire future paintings. After that we met other friends at a Bainbridge studio where we paint each Wednesday and were so happy to catch up that we had two tea breaks!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The second of the birdcage dress series, based roughly off of one of my favorite dolls, Raggedy Ann. I wish I still had the handmade doll my mother made for me when I was a child. It was interesting trying to figure out how to add on the patches on her dress. Eventually I used liquid sculpy and pliable sculpy and photo transferred fabric patterns on to them. More images beneath the link.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I've decided to start a couple of small sculpture series. I'm interested in birds, nests and eggs within a cage framework. It was reaffirming when I emailed this first sculpture image to my collector list and it sold within 10 minutes. More images beneath the link.
Friday, July 3, 2009
In one of my earlier posts I mentioned becoming interested in sculpture. I am interested in figurative work, this particular piece was quite an engineering feat and I got out of hand with the size. Luckily my mom has a giant oven I was able to bake it in on a bed of polyester fiberfill. More images beneath the link.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
• Gentle, oil 12x12x12 triangle (Kyles collection)"
I started painting this subject matter because it was comforting to me at the time. My teenage son was starting to gain more independence and pull away from his over-nurturing mother, which I found rather painful and sudden. I know that things were moving along as nature intended and he was ready, but I wasn't. Once again, painting got me through a difficult period. A lot of love went into these nests and I hope it shows. Some galleries have asked me to do more birds, nests and eggs, so I am thinking about it, but I am pretty hung up on sculpture right now.