Thursday, February 25, 2010

working on some things....

i am so disappointed that i couldn't post today!!! - i've been working on two paintings at once...brothers at the beach...and i'm just not quite happy with them yet - and tomorrow i'm out of town all day for a tennis match so i don't know when i'll get back to them...but i am very excited....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Look What I Found"!!

18x18 oil on stretched canvas
believe it or not - here's another painting of tillie - her mom was such a photo freak in tillie's early years - (she has less time now of course) - so i have so much painting fodder from her efforts!! i've been working on other things lately - still haven't rearranged my studio but i DID clean out the frig today! - a major undertaking! but i realized yesterday that a day that i don't get to my studio or do something art-related...well - it's sort of a strangely unfulfilling day....i really shouldn't feel that way since i have so very much other wonderful stuff in my life...but i dearly love to paint. and that's a fact.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Tigger and Me"

20x10 oil on stretched canvas
here's a little beach beauty with her tigger beach ball. she's certainly stylin with her fancy little outfit! - i photographed her a few years ago on the beach on st. simons and just now got around to painting her.... i got a call today from the carmal midland gallery that two of my paintings sold as a set - the prospective collectors took them out on approval last sunday and finally made their decision! - the folks up there really seem to like the beachy paintings so i'll be concentrating on them for a while. what a thrill for me!! i hung 5 new pieces there on friday so we'll see.....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"I Want this Flower"

20x16 oil on stretched canvas
another painting of tillie - i put a yellow hat on her this time - my hubby's getting better every day but it was spooky there for a while - i'm able to get back to the studio so that's a good thing - it means he's really on the mend! this painting will go to the midland gallery in carmel -i have to wait til it dries of course....

Monday, February 15, 2010

snowed in....

man oh man! - it started snowing sometime last night and it hasn't stopped yet! - at least 12 hours! - i'm thinking somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-12 inches! - my hubby's still recuperating on the couch after his surgery - got home in record time but feeling kind of punk today - one of his partners, bill, came over today and cleared our whole driveway and front walk with his snowblower. the things people do!! - what a sweetie! - we've also had soup delivered from several good friends -i made it to my studio today - working on a new painting but it's not quite done and i couldn't have posted anyway because it's snowing too hard to photograph! - maybe tomorrow!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Boys on the Beach"

18x24 oil on stretched canvas
so here are two of etta's boys - she's sent me pix of them over the years and they make such great painting fodder - they are so busy and so much fun to paint! ..... spent most of yesterday and today talking with comcast because something was wrong with our email - finally got it working but i'm exhausted@!!! - my website is up and running - i have to put a link somewhere on this blog - maybe tomorrow. speaking of hubby's having surgery tomorrow so i will probably not get any painting done! -

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a bit of tweaking....

ok - so i tweaked each of the last two paintings a little bit -in my mind, they were good tweaks. i really like these and will probably have digitals made so i can sell giclees of these particular images. off to the IU game soon...which team will turn up, i wonder...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

working on my website.....

i have spent most of yesterday and today getting my new website ready. my current domain name, will transition into over the next year. if any of you have accessed my old site, soon i'll be up and running with the new one - and i'll be able to access it on my own - a wonderful thing for us artists. i still have lots of work to do but it will be a work in progress - i haven't even determined the final look or colors - much harder to accomplish than with this wonderful blog.....ah well - back to work!

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Smell the Roses"

20x10 oil on stretched canvas
here's a painting of matilda - another pose the same day maybe 5 years ago in our garden...she loved wearing long dresses when she was a wee one - now she wears all sorts of stuff - very stylin'!! i heard a sold another painting today from the carmel midland gallery - always makes me smile!! i have to get up there tomorrow or wednesday to add some stuff. they're having a big fund raiser there on wednesday evening and i need to get organized!! -

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Lazy Summer Day"

18x24 oil on stretched canvas
this is a painting i've wanted to do for a very long time - i've had this reference photo forever and just found it again. as usual i'll probably do a little bit more work on this but i wanted to get it photographed so i could have another look. go colts!!!

"sleeping In" (edited a bit)

here's a bit of an edited version of the painting i did yesterday and the day before. there were a few things i didn't see until i got it photographed - sometimes you get so immersed in what you're doing you have to get away from it for a while and see it from a different perspective - i like this better...oops - i see one more thing i need to do - i won't rephotograph it though - this will be going to the downtown midland gallery next week.

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Sleeping In"

18x24 oil on stretched canas
here's the painting i started yesterday when lucy was here - didn't get to finish it but it's almost done - i ran out of time today and i see a few things i want to usual...but i rather like this sleeping beauty...i found out i sold two paintings from my carmel midland gallery - both to the same collector so that's a thrill - now i have to get up there and redo my wall - such fun i have!!!

luce magoose at work

so here's lucy - her mom had a meeting here yesterday and lulu was staying home from school because (in her words) she threw up big time! so she came down and of course...any time the grands come over, they want to paint! - here's lucy painting a pot for her mom. i started a new painting and i'll post that next!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


24x18 oil on stretched canvas
so we're home from the big apple! - we had a wonderful time - saw mama mia and the jersey boys - both great!! we had 3 beautiful meals - the first at our hotel W on times square - then friday night we ate at bobby flay's place "cafe americain" - absolutely wonderful and bobby actually came in midway though our meal and got crackin in the kitchen - i saw him fluff up some fries/chips so they'd look better in presentation! - wild! -saturday we ate at "21" - quite an adventure - lots of very mafioso-looking people gathering there - we visited both the guggenheiim and the met - first time for both of them - and i was very inspired after seeing a number of nudes....thus "sylvia". i've started another but may not get it finished to post for tomorrow - it's good to be back at it!