Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sealed Fortune



It was capturing the shadows that excited me and made me pick up the brushes again. I'm not eating the cookies if I keep them sealed but that means my fortune remains a mystery. Buy here.

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Open Swim


The end of the decade had me painting large and immersed in water. This commissioned work was a pleasure; a welcome opportunity to explore a theme I've visited before and with notable differences. Not only have I had the opportunity, over past decades, to swim with this intrepid swimmer (she, more intrepid than I), this piece was a return to a much larger format on 30"x40" stretched canvas. While she was venturing swims in far away locales, I was learning to accept and manage lymphedema (essentially, too much water in me!) and now I can see the influence of these experiences, as they always are, reflected in the work. Here's to hope and serenity in 2020.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Red Galoshes


These aren't my rain boots although I would be so happy to wear them if they were my size. I had a little visitor brightening this rainy April day. It was lots of fun capturing the slick light reflections on the shiny lipstick red surfaces. You can nearly make out the clouds in them!
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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Party Patterns in Pink


Packing up another birthday party and noticing the story they told and how pretty and pink they were inspired a painting. They are archeological layers of parties past and present. Lots of presents. The bottom layer is a plastic tablecloth, and all that remains of a matching ensemble, for a daughter's 6th birthday. Over the years we've added paper lanterns for tea parties, Alice in Wonderland theme parties, wiped off the icing and melted spots with birthday candles. Make a wish! Purchase here

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Fall Chickadee


Look who I found while shuffling and scuffling through the fallen leaves. We had a little chat and she let me know she was okay and was just enjoying the dappled sunlight, like me. After agreeing to have her picture be taken, she flew off to branches above. Buy here.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Expecting To Fly



A toy airplane waiting on the shelf for little hands to take him airborne again. Out of the shadows and into the light. I especially adore the reflected shadow cast on the wall to the left. "Props" (intended) to Buffalo Springfield for the title. The tune has been running through my mind during and after painting. Available here.