Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Painted Chair for the RSO Auction

I was asked to paint this chair, along with a bunch of other cool artists, to raise money for the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Reading, PA. It was a fun experience and kind of makes me want to paint more furniture!

The auction date has yet to be announced (or at least I don't yet know it!) but when I know, I'll post the date. Anyone can bid!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Paintings in my "She" series

I'll have three paintings in the GoggleWorks (Reading, PA) artists' show that starts this Friday and goes until November - This one is "She Brings Sustenance" - it's 18x24" acrylic on canvas

And this: She and the Flora and the Fauna, 18x24" acrylic on canvas

Also painting of a woman on a child's ironing board (called Primavera) - please stop by if you'd like to see them in person and thanks for looking!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Day 7 of 29 Faces in May

Well here is a quick sketch for 29 Faces in May - one face a day (hopefully). You can purchase it
on etsy. Thanks for looking!

Day 6 on 29 Faces in May

Right now I'm working on many things so i don't get to work as much as i'd like on this but here's how far I've gotten on the portrait - I'm thinking smoke or clouds will be in the background and she will have on some kind of futuristic military garb...

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

29 Faces in May - Face 1

Well, I'm trying this again - I think I got about 10 faces in February done when this was started, but that's 10 more than I would have done!

This one is a WIP - not sure which direction it's going to go...we'll see as i paint i guess!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Art for Spring - on an old child's ironing board!

Well, I'm ready for Spring! And it is 7o degrees here today - so why not a springy painting? This is painted with Golden acrylic paints and collaged with scrapbook paper and then sealed. It was the cutest little kid's ironing board but it begged to be painted on. Here are some pics, with close-ups - thanks for looking!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Music in the Air

I did this painting for a show called The Art of Jazz which is happening right now at the Goggleworks in Reading, PA. It was a lot of fun to do since there is collage as well as silver leaf and acrylic paint happening here. The collaged paper in her hair is sheet music - some of which is called Caravan by Duke Ellington. It's 24x24 on wraparound canvas - i'm very happy with it and it was a fun experience to paint! Thanks for looking!

(sorry for the low quality photo - this looks way better in person!)

(also sorry for the double post - some days i think i'm just going a little bit crazy!)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Music in the Air

Finished! I'm submitting this today for a show called "Art of Jazz" sponsored by the Berks Arts Council at the Goggleworks in Reading, PA - wish me luck!

Just for fun: the sheet music in her hair is called "Caravan" by Duke Ellington

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Face 26 - Day 26

I have been negligent all month - i had every intention of drawing a face a day for 29 days but don't even think i got to 10! oh well, this face is in a painting i'm working on right now that must be done by tomorrow - hopefully with a lot of day light i'll get it done...thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Working on a new piece - Also, Face 22 of Day 22

I'm working on this piece for a show called the Art of Jazz - Drop off is next Monday so i hope to have it done in time and hope it gets in! The "music" that makes her hair is jazz sheet music by Duke Ellington called Caravan. It's collage and acrylic - something new for me...

(yes that is my messy studio in the background!)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kittehs for sale!

I love painting these cats - and i love people's reactions to them - so many of them have good memories of one of their pets! You can find them HERE at my store on etsy!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Day 8 - Face 8

Meet Face 8 in the 29 Faces in February project...

unfortunately i didn't get around to making a Face 7 - too much going on but I'm still going to try to keep to it!

I think this Face is a little Luna Lovegood-ish...

Monday, February 06, 2012

Sunday, February 05, 2012

February 5 - Face 5

29 Faces in February! This is Face 5 - about 20-minute sketch
Please check out my 14-year-old daughter's first attempt - she's starting a little late but better late than never!
Check it out HERE...
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

February 4 - Face 4

29 Faces in February! This is Face 4 - a 5 minute sketch of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Klimt's mistress. Would have liked to spend more time on this but can't today!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

February 2 - Face 2

Day 2 of 29 Faces in February at Ayala Art. This started out as my second cousin Angela (from a photo i swiped from Facebook) and sort of morphed...

10 minute sketch

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

February 1 - Face 1

I'm participating in the Leap Year 29 Faces Challenge over at (Ayala Art) - a face a day for 29 days!

I hope i can do's my first face. It's pencil on Fabriana handmade paper - about a 10 minute sketch...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

She is on the Red Carpet

Finished this yesterday and sold it this morning - I was going to enter it into a show but who may have not gotten in! You never know...Anyway, I'm so pleased and eager to do more figurative painting!

Lots of work on a very cool secret project to start tomorrow - can't wait to tell you all about it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Little Birds!!

Lots of cute small canvases of my favorite (made up) little birds! All are 6x6" on 1-3/8" wraparound canvas and in my etsy store - just click on the title above "Little Birds!!" - if you want three or more, email me and I'll give you a discount! thanks for looking!

Click HERE to go to my etsy store where the birds are!