Wednesday, March 30, 2011

As One Door Closes, Another One Opens

"A New Day"
6x6   Oil on museum quality panel

Transition comes sometimes whether you want it or are ready for it.  About 5 years ago, I started the journey as the primary care giver for my parents, not what I expected to happen but as the saying is what it is.  In some ways it was an amazing time and the hardest thing I've had to do.  This journey is about to move into a new phase, the time to turn the care giving over to others more qualified.  The next few months will be the transition and my posts may continue to be a bit sporadic but I hope you will continue to follow what's on my easel.  Art has been my escape and I look forward to settling down in the very near future in front of the easel on a daily basis.  Thanks for the support of my students, family & friends.  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Unplugged, Unintentionally


10 days ago before I was so rudely unplugged from the world, I was about to post this piece that I'm working on for my coastal gallery.  I love to paint water and the marsh grass allows these lovely opportunities to play in the water.  Have couple more to go and I will share, providing the universe doesn't "unplug" me again.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Moving On

6x6   Oil on museum quality panel

This is the last of my jockey series (just for a little bit).  It's been challenging and exceeding fun to explore through these paintings.  I'm not done yet just looking for the next subject matter.  These paintings have been reserved because I'm entering them for Randy Higbee's 6x6 Show & Sale.  Happy Day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brother, Oh, Brother!

6x6  Oil on museum quality panel

The title is courtesy of my brother.  This is what happens when I'm unable to come up with a title and the only person that is nearby is my fairly witty but sometimes corny brother, steps in.  Actually he is visiting me and I, in my moment of desperation, asked for a title.  After a few decades of hanging around him, you'd think I'd remember not to do this.  Anyway, still having fun with this more to come. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Subject

"Enter Madame"
6x8  Oil on museum quality panel

Continuing to stretch the abstraction in my work, I decided to attempt a floral.  I've painted still lifes for so long, thought this might give me an advantage but I found myself struggling to be accurate.  In the end, I was pleased with the outcome.  Having taxed my brain in painting, I've completely lost the ability to name my works.  So I've decided to steal the names of movies from one of my favorite actors, Cary Grant.  The names might not really reflect the painting but a girl has to do what a girl has to do.  Now have to go rent "Enter Madame", having never seen or heard of it.