Sunday, May 31, 2009

Will Post More Art and Writing Soon

I haven't posted anything in a while because I haven't been in the studio lately and have been taking an online course that involves lots of reading and writing, but once I get back in the studio and back to the stories I will get some work posted for all to see.

I also want to post some images of artwork done by my students and will get those on here soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chocolat Rabbit While Their Eyes Were Watching God



Chocolat Rabbit While Their Eyes Were Watching God Oil on Panel 9x12 2009
This painting was inspired by Lent, the film, Chocolat, and happenstance. It was the first time I had listened to a book on CD as a means to multi-task. It turned out to work well, keeping all parts of my mind stimulated.

En-masse Painting Series: Button, Button, Where's the Button?



Button, Button, Where’s the Button?
Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
I looked at objects in a tin – this time my own collection of buttons that spans about twenty years.

En-masse Painting Series: Are You the Purple Jelly Bean?



Are You the Purple Jelly Bean? Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
Begun during Lent. I kept up with the reflections and bright colors, but loved that there was only one purple bean in the bag.

En-masse Painting Series: Lost My Marbles



Lost My Marbles Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
I multiplied my color palette, simplified my shapes and really pumped up the reflections when choosing this subject.

En-masse Painting Series: Count Your Lucky Stars



Count Your Lucky Stars Oil on Panel 8x8 2009
I began this series with Christmas ornaments found on clearance. I wanted to limit my local colors, but also play with reflected colors.