Oct 27, 2010

Distracted but Happy

This is what I woke up to this morning... it's the first time on my birthday that I've had this much snow! The pumpkins on my steps are buried.
 Yesterday I picked Concords and made it through some of the juicing before the end of the day, but I need to finish it today since the picked grapes are just sitting there, waiting for love. I look forward to this all year!

AFTER! (angelic voices singing...)

Oct 25, 2010

Blue Belles

8x8" oils
This painting will be available through Xanadu Gallery 

Blue Belles is a fun title for this fresh, contemporary piece. I love how these tulips feel sunny and tall.

Oct 22, 2010


18x24" oils
This is a personal favorite. The person that ends up buying this painting will have one beautiful piece. It would have looked great on my own wall.

The photo below shows a preview of the painting I'll begin next: whites and blues, very fresh with a contemporary composition.

Oct 21, 2010

Luminaries: Part I

18" x 24" oils

I'm geeking out over the luminous salmon pinks in this piece. I'm very pleased with how this one is coming along - even the stems (my nemesis) are cooperating and the composition feels very natural. This is my favorite color of tulip to paint - the pinks are so very luscious.
My brain is officially fried though after working on a piece this large with this many blossoms all in one sitting. If I had more steam, I'd do the background and finish it all tonight but I'm hungry and Netflix is calling my name!

Oct 11, 2010

Saturday Night's Mali Rising Fundraiser

At the dinner

James and Shelby, the new owners of Soul

Our table of friends
One of the silent auction tables

Mamadou Diabate: a Grammy-winning musician who entertained the crowd

Saturday night was a great night. My painting, Soul, sold quickly and I was glad the proceeds went to a good cause.  I even won something at the silent auction.