October 31, 2010

The Mysterious Persimmon

"The Mysterious Persimmon"
6x8 oil
A still life! Something a little different for me. It's been a while since I've painted one. I love the colors in the one and am pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Not much to say about these little fruits. I've only painted them, never tried them. What do you do with them? Make pie? Jelly?  I just find them to be intriguing and mysterious... there's got to be some kind of story in the mysteries of this luscious little fruit. 
To all you writers out there - the challenge is on!

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October 24, 2010

If I Were A Flower

"If I Were A Flower"
18 x18 Oil

I think if I were a flower I'd want to be like this - showy, lush and of course, red. A stand out in the crowd!
If this looks familiar, it is. I had done a small version of this earlier and decided I wanted to try it in a larger scale. As is the process (for me, anyway) in going from small scale to large scale my technique changes a bit. This has lots and lots of texture.
And here's a little picture of my little visitor from the other evening. After enjoying her time on the deck she headed out for a leisurely stroll. She was a bit annoyed that I called after her and took her picture - thus the stare she's giving me.

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October 17, 2010


8x8 Oil on Linen

This is a commission I finally finished up for a co-worker. I have to admit, this is Lila v.3 
as it took me several attempts to get to this one. She's a cutie!

Thanks for stopping by!

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October 11, 2010

What I've been up to....

It may not be a lot of painting lately but I did finally finish my animated piece for Motion Poems.
I designed, illustrated and animated the entire piece.

The screening was on Friday night and a good time was had by all! Many wonderful entries this year and it was a  great night hanging out with that big room of creative minds and talents. Of course we celebrated in style with Lienenkugle on tap and popcorn!

My poet Todd Boss is one of the co-founders of MotionPoems and his poem was a love poem to his wife. He, and most importantly, SHE, loved  my interpretation. That's what I always love to hear!

So now you know a little of what I do by day when I'm not painting.

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