Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hit The Ground...

Running! Wow, after a quick bounce overseas for the mighty Roadburn Festival; I'm back home. I actually had a couple of posts go up automatically and now that I'm back in the States, I've gotten COMPLETELY behind! So much for planning! On my WFMU program last week, I put together my favorite show of the year; the recap of the Roadburn Festival... here is the link; http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/44770 I know I am mixing my arts here, AND music is certainly a huge part of my expression, as is photographing the bands. Hmmm, there's another blog idea. And now to my post for the day. Need to start painting again, yah! This is what comes out of me...!
Barley     4/12

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gratefully So...

That I allow myself to paint and give myself time I need to develop certain techniques. I don't know how any of them are going to come out, and there is no "supposed to" look like or want involved. I am at ease when I paint and at my highest and most basic at once. Enjoy! This is what comes out of me...

Curtseys    11/11

Friday, April 13, 2012


Friday the 13th has always been a day I enjoy. No real reason, it's fun to challenge ourselves to not get caught up in superstition or what others think or what people think about the day because of how the days/dates fall. Not that I go running around to find ladders to duck under, but still - it's neat to notice. And here is another painting. Thanks for looking; enjoy!  This is what comes out of me...

Race With The Devil

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Texture and All Of It

Sometimes I can just look at the bark of a tree for hours... OK, I never actually have hours to stare at the bark of a tree, yet am amazed at the complexity of something that we rarely notice. I love the texture, and trees are a large part of what inspires me to paint. Sometimes it's obvious, other times it's not. That's OK, there's no such thing as a bad looking tree, or a tree that looks funny; trees are living texture at their purest form, yay! This is what comes out of me...

Cultivate   1/12

Mardi Gras  11/11

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ready Steady Go!

One posting today; not a lot to say, but let's post it! As always, thanks for looking!  This is what comes out of me. 

September Rain   12/12

Friday, April 6, 2012

Who's On First?

Sometimes I name my pieces after they are created. If I'm sort of fooling around with a technique and watching it unfold before my eyes and I think I see something and try to keep it abstract AND force the piece to look like something, it inevitably heads straight toward the trash. A good number of these pieces I have an idea first of the feeling I'm trying to evoke and I'll pre-name it and work on the piece with the title in mind. They are two totally separate mindsets, and I'm not sure which works better, they are just different! I'm close to catching up with what I have photographed, so I'm submitting one painting a day for now. This is what comes out of me...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Opening Night

Thanks to Fred and Sue of PFO Gallery for hosting such a glorious evening for the EQUILIBRIUM group show, which two of my pieces are in. The flow of people was wonderful, the food and beverages were great, and the artwork was really wonderful! The show is up until May 12th; the address again is 399 Route 10, Whippany NJ. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-6, and Saturday 10-5. Here's an innocent bystander in front of her pieces!

It's time to photograph another batch of paintings, and I'm catching up fast. I was sick this week (extremely under the weather at the opening!) and produced almost no work. The last 3 days I've been working on one piece which is unusual for me. There are days when pieces pop out and days when they need to be coaxed out. I've been coaxing myself in lots of ways lately! I've got two more for your perusal today- as always, thank you for looking... This is what comes out of me!

TUBA   2/12

GUST   2/12