Monday, February 04, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I'm still working on the large mountain scene now. I'll post new update pictures soon.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
This is a sketch I did today of a frieze from the Parthenon (from a different photo reference). I'm continuing my exploration of drawn media, as I have very little experience here outside of doodling on my notebooks back in high school. I tend to find myself doing profiles rather often any time I do people, rather than the more common frontal view. This habit is one I'm working on breaking, but don't have anything completed enough to post here as of yet.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Image done with white charcoal on paper.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I haven't posted here in a while mostly because I'm spending the majority of my time with my daugther and my new lovely baby, Grant, who was born Feb. 13. (Photos by the amazing Pete Bulanow of peterbphoto).
I do have some works in progress to share with you though, as I do eek out bits of time to paint here and there.
A few notes of interest- the painting of the solitary tree is of a 350+ year old oak tree on my parent's farm that I painted in plein aire. The blueberries are a part of a 12 part series on foods (you can see the other 11 prepped canvases in the photo). The set of 3 fields is probably complete but I plan on spending a while longer having it up on my mantle so I can be sure it feels 'done' to me. The piece with 4 fruits is a study using some gels that I've found to be rather tricky to create an effect I'm trying for.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Time flies it seems. The shows in November went well. Thanks to all who came!
I’ve been busy with commissions lately. I can’t post any of them until after Christmas because they were purchased as Christmas presents and we can’t have anyone getting a peak early! J I promise after Christmas I’ll post pictures!
I’ve been spending a good bit of time sketching lately. I’m pushing myself more on portraiture and human form. I’m also putting in a good amount of time reading art history and researching the artists in my family tree.
With my pregnancy now in the 3rd trimester I’m finding myself heavily reflective on the art I’m creating more of. I’m in a bit of a vein lately and looking at the increasing constraints on my time ahead with a newborn, I’m wanting to become more focused in fewer directions. Narrowing myself in some ways and broadening myself within some areas at the same time. It would be very easy to be completely unproductive with a new baby. I’ve done this before so I know how little time I’ll really have. So in light of that I’m gathering my study materials, sketch pads, and canvases, and preparing to spend a lot of time in my apartment. It’s a good thing I know how to paint with a baby in a sling.
Later next summer I have several plein aire painting trips in the works. One is to a place I went to a lot as kid - Hearts Content in the
Until then I may be spending a lot of time indoors so if any of my readership wants to donate their vacation photos or interesting shots you’ve taken for me to work from, you may see your images reinterpreted by my brush this spring. I am always looking for new things to sketch and paint and the hermit life doesn’t expose me to nearly as much as I would like. I’m thankful there are artist’s reference photos out there but it takes 10 photos to find all the elements I’m looking for in a pose or whatever I’m doing. Reconstructing what is in my mind from a bunch of different photos gets a bit complex, but I do enjoy being stretched. I should put together a costume party or something and convince all my friends to do all the poses I’m looking for. That would probably be the best option to get what I’m looking for.
Too many ideas… too little time…
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
This Saturday (November 4) from 9-4 you can come to 6815 Malton Court, Centreville, VA 20121 and check out all the items available.
Then the following Saturday (November 11) we will be in Manassas at 9641 Looking Glass Ct., Bristow, VA 20136 at the same times.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
I have 3 upcoming shows in the next month. October 14th I'll be in Reston doing a home show. I'm also doing an event with 3 friends the first 2 Saturdays of November. The first week we'll be in Centreville and the second Saturday will be in Manassas. Click here to see the flyer and feel free to stop by anytime the day(s) of the show. I'll list the Manassas information when I have it but it will be the same show, just at a different location.
Friday, August 11, 2006
So, hopefully when I'm back in 2 weeks, I'll have a lot of new things to show you. In the mean time, here are a few pictures from my last home show:
Friday, July 14, 2006
The following 3 paintings are recent completions. All 3 are larger than my usual sizes. The 3rd piece is a commission so it is not available for sale. The others will be shown for the first time at the Doan show so you'll be able to see them in person there along with approximately 18 other paintings and 29 prints.
Monday, July 03, 2006
I’ve recently returned from my trip to
In other news, for all of those who are waiting on your print orders – they are in!! I will be contacting you and setting up a time to deliver them to you this week.
I am also wrapping up the large commission piece I’ve been working on. It is a large abstract that I’ve been putting quite a few layers of texture into. Each layer has to dry before the next can be applied so it’s been tedious but I’m loving the light that comes through from the background to the top translucent layers. I’d post pictures but my digital camera batteries are dead and it appears I left my recharger in NYC.
Monday, June 19, 2006
I have quite a few pieces that I haven't posted pictures of yet, but I promise I'll put them up soon, hopefully some before I leave for New York on Thursday. Tonight's piece is what I've been doing intermittently with the commissioned piece. Often when I have my brushes out already and time to paint - when one canvas is wet and a section needs to dry before I can proceed, I'll take it off my easel and put a blank one on so I can stay in my creative flow. So this work in progress is not the commissioned one, and it's not similar to it either, but for me, it's the perfect interlude for the vein I'm in.