Monday, November 17, 2014

FLYING IN THE ZONE...

 THE COMMISSION 3' X 5' is coming along...
in fact, she is further than this...but I promise
to show her either when I am closer or finished.
she has her BLUE CAP now AND
her eyes are correct and changed to other colors as of yesterday...;)
 
 
 
 
 another work in progress,
cupboard door...this helps me warm up to the giant canvas!
 
 
 
 
 FINISHED!
 
 
 
 READY TO BUY AND HANG...
it is in my pinterest under,
good art-yep-for sale.
truest colors involving photographs
 
 
 
 
 
 "LIFE OBSERVATIONS"
 
 
 
 INGREDIENTS;
substrate: box end with nails remaining
photo transfers
real insect wings
real feathers (as well as transfers)
plaster of paris
paint
glue
my signature (ha, hard to write on crooked boxes;)
 
 
 
 WIP, a gazillion layers so far...I might not be able to lift the canvas when I am done...
 
 
 
when I do INDEED finish it!
I am going slower these days,
being patient,
letting my work speak to me,
running my hands over their faces,
I have 6 LARGE pieces that are all in progress,
switching like I do...
while they:
dry, change, call, holler, haunt, dream...
UNTIL THEIR TIME!
 
OXOX


Sunday, November 9, 2014

OCTOBER and NOVEMBER GIFTS

 Olivia
 Scotty
 and Annie,  they live the next acre over.
they and we had so much fun!
they picked out one or two pumpkins, then ended up taking them all...
including the rest of the carrots in our barrel.
They are dolls!
 
 
 
 
 my next finished project on a cupboard door I sanded down,
then painted black...sooo DRAMATIC that color BLACK!
I never thought I would ever use it much, let alone as profusely..
I LOVE THAT BLACK!
 
 
 
 
 these next 5 photos show the painting up close
so that we can see some of the words I used
and maybe an idea of the texture throughout...
 
 
 
 




 16" X 30"
Cupboard Door
 
 
 
 
 Next up: this is a photo from my own art journal.
I landed another commission.
it is a 3' x 5', the largest I have ever painted.
They want something along these lines...
the girl, the hat, the texture and flowers...
 
 
 
 
 so I proceeded to do a quick painting, close to the one above...
simply to see if I still "got it"
I like her better than the first...
I have already begun the process...
such an EXCITING ENDEAVOR...
always LEARNING and LOVING it!
 
 
 
 
 this is my favorite time of year to photograph the sky
this was one day...
THE MOON
 THE SUN
FINAL SUNDOWN
 
 
I hope this finds all my friends heading for some THANKFUL times near the end of NOVEMBER
OXOX

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NATURE DANCING and Bodega Bay...one of my most favorite places on earth...

 i delivered this today...
a commission...
for some very special people...
it's title; "Nature Dancing"
 
 
 
 it started out like this...
 
 
 
 then....
 
 
 
 it took so many turns,
 
 
 
 so very many layers of paint...
 
 
 
 fibers, modeling paste...
 
 
 
 it began to take on new and wondrous life,
yes, even to me,
the one painting it ;)
 
 
 
 these were 3 little lilting flowers up in the right hand corner...
but i HAD to turn them into little birds!
this was a beautiful learning experience, bold, and brave
for me...i wish there were a way to explain any or all of it...
and the family loved it!
 
 
 
 I'm still not through with gray...
 
 
 
 i added a little blue to it and painted another bench my husband made!
 
 
 
 last weekend, my nephew asked his 19 yr old son what he'd like to do special
for his birthday.
Zack said he'd love to go to the coast and visit where his grandma's
ashes were spread...taking his girlfriend, his dad and i...
his grandma is my sister Carolyn. ;)
 
 
 
 
 we stopped at the famous old Ernie's by the roadside, literally!
toasting that special sister of mine and mother and grandmother!
 
 
 
 these 2 found a crab and ran all over the place like young people do!
 
 
 
 the sun began to sink...
 
 
 
 the bitter sweet ride home was memorable,
dry docked boats by the roadside...
 
 
 
 gorgeous wild life and mudflats...
 
 
 
 roadside farms...
 
 
 
and a most gorgeous sunset.
 
 
CONTENTED and BLESSED are we...
oxox


Monday, September 29, 2014

Finishes and Random Tricks with my trusty paint BRUSHES ;)

 Finished and Framed ;)
 
 
 
 how she reads...
 
 
 
 
 I remain in GREY LAND still...
I painted a lampshade to change it ;)
nothing is sacred around here, from my gray paint brush these days...
 
 
 
 
 8" x 24" x 2"
one of my favorite sizes other than
going LARGER which I love too!
there are mucho layers, with tissue paper and fabric
pattern tissue paper peeking through within the buds!
 
 
 
 I am going to add some words...
 
 
 
 that go something like this...
 
 
 
 "you planted ________ in my heart...
and it's growing WILD!"
CAN'T quite decide on that word yet...open to all
suggestions to everyone, anyone ;))
 
 
 
 
I have been at some of my oldies and sanding them down to
flat and smooth...I thought this one was hilarious,
my husband said I should just sell it like this,
oh no I am not!

Fall shall come here some day...
;)
 
 
 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Grays and Pillows and Good Wishes with HOPE...

it all started out like this..
Duck cloth, white, gray, and black paint...
 
 
 
 then some sewing, ripping and lots of LOVE words...
 
 
 
 some musical notes, stencils and free form writing...
then, more LOVE words...
 
 
 
 Viola'...some machine and hand sewing...
one of my work tables coordinate with my pillows now,
and I LOVE THAT!
 
 
 
 here are a couple under the windows...
 
 
 
 
 on the bench I repainted and we brought in for extra seating...
still haven't stopped with grays...
 
 
 
 I squealed out loud when I found this insect wing while swimming
the other day...it was just asking to be placed on this piece of work
that isn't finished yet. such a perfect fit!
 
 
 
 this was the sun going down through the smoke...
 
 
 
 this is small idea as to how much we can't see through the smoke...
 
 
 
Fires and drought in California again this summer are wreaking havoc...
so as the sun came up through the smoke yesterday...we left town for
awhile.
we are in no danger whatsoever, and praying for rain.
we are feeling quite GRATEFUL to have our home and families intact.
 
 
XOXO