Monday, October 8, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
After 30 years that included13 books, I thought my illustrating days were over; but never say "never." If all goes well, The Forest that Lives in the Trees will release in 2019, and for the first time I'll also be the author. Both books are cumulative verse, but instead of "The Green Grass Grew All Around," mine is based on "The House that Jack Built" and focuses on the micro-forest high in the redwood canopy.
"Deep in the woods near a foggy sea,There’s a hidden forest that lives in the trees..."
Time to dust off the watercolor brushes.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017
30x30" mixed media
I was surprised to learn that my employer, an attorney, is also a 70's genre rock singer. Her office suite has a lot of blank walls, so I used a photo from her band's website and did this as a gift. It was also a chance for me to play with texture and other techniques I wouldn't ordinarily use. I'm not painting regularly, though--think about it sometimes, but that's as far as it goes. As someone with no background in law office work, learning the ropes as an estate paralegal is enough for now, thanks.
Labels: oil: figurative
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
12 in. x 12 in. oil on canvasOne more auction before I head off to my out-of-town gallery show for a night, then return and start paralegal certification classes next week. Looking at my little studio and all the supplies, I have mixed feelings and some nostalgia, maybe even grief--but no desire to jump into another painting yet. I think I still prefer "having painted" to actually painting.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Daily Paintworks Portrait Challenge (click to see entries)
8 in x 8 in. oil on panel - SOLD
This is not something I would have thought of painting if not for the challenge. I still often do best with an assignment.
I did not get all worked up about the Cincinnati zoo's recent killing of the gorilla to save a kid, but I find the confinement and exhibition of most primates disturbing.