Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I've completed Ave Maria. I love painting these pregnant girls. I love that they're tiny. I love that they have animals in their bellies. There will be one more in this series, I wanted four, but couldn't find another canvas just like the other three. Oh well, maybe they're three sisters, like my sisters and I.
Friday, October 30, 2009
I've been working on these little 4x5 paintings. I like working this small, it's fun and intense. I will be doing two more little ones after this. Just wanted to show you what I was up to. I told my sister, Adriana, that I was going to make some prints to sell and she said, "Prince?". That gave me an idea, maybe I will paint Prince, who knows, maybe I won't.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I'm pleased with how this turned out. I went back to my own memories of pregnancy and the moment when it hit me that from then on, it wasn't all about me anymore. After I had my first child, I stopped talking in singular and started referring to myself as "we". What a shock.
Monday, October 12, 2009
After a break from painting, I'm back with a load of new ideas. When I was a very small child I drew a lot of pregnant women who's bellies you could see through. You could see the baby. I must have been fascinated by my mom being pregnant that I drew this a lot. When I find the old drawings, I'll post them. This memory inspired me to start a new series of pregnant women paintings. They will be very small, like tiny baby paintings. The first piece will be called: "The End Of Me, The Beginning Of We". Here's a sketch, and, yes, that is a lamb fetus.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Whew! And double whew! I am so done with this painting. It ended up being more work than I had anticipated. How many kinds of mouths and eyebrows did I paint? I lost count. I gave her a kind of 60's shag hairdo, a little fun with anachronisms. I have no idea what I'm doing next...
Today is my art show and I will be posting some photos of the event. I'm happy that the day is finally here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
One of my favorite things in the Sofia Coppola version of Marie Antoinette's life is the focus on elaborate, beautiful, delectable food. I read somewhere they used macaroons from a place called Laduree in Paris. I have had these heavenly treats, and let me tell you, they are out of this world. I worked on a tower of these treats and they came out just as beautiful and delicious as the real thing. Enjoy! P.S. I'm adding a photo of the ones I had in Laduree, London... yummy!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I am going to participate in an art show next month. I am submitting just one entry and that piece is Blame It On The Rain. I've been iffy about this piece since I completed it. There was something about it that just wasn't working. Today I put it back on the easel and got to work. I can't believe that I had missed so many key things here! Grass, butterflies, oh my! Now, it's ready, it's perfect. I love it. Ready for the show!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I started the background before I left to Europe, when the painting was going to be something else. I'm changing it by adding to it. In Versailles there is so much blue (my favorite color) that I've decided to make the background look like wallpaper. Take a look.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I went to England and Ireland. Being surrounded by so much history really truly inspired me in a completely unexpected way. All the old made me feel new. Is that weird? I left with a picture of a painting in my head and came back with another one. I know, I know, it's been done, but, I've never done it. Marie Antoinette is my muse. Yeah, she never lived in England or Ireland, but close enough. Here's a rough sketch of my idea, "Let Them Eat Cupcake!". Nice to be back.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I started Leave it All Behind II today. The original painting was done when I was coming out of a severe depression. When it was finished, I felt like a new person. Art is magical. I started the background process, take a look:
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I want to paint another version of a previous work, "Leave It All Behind". I want to do it in the style I'm painting in now to give it more depth. Here's a rough drawing of what it'll look like. You can also take a look at the original in one of my older posts.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Purple Rain is complete. There are purple drops all over the place and the girl is just sitting around waiting for something or someone. The birdies are sending lots of love, or did the girl set them up to it? I had fun doing this one, the bold colors and the reference to one of my favorite songs.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I was uninspired for an entire week. Today I finally felt like I was ready to go back to all the rain. I started working on the umbrella. I chose pink, why? I have no idea since the background is pink too. I guess I can take it as a challenge.