Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bun-ny In The Oven

I want to paint a redhead next. She will have long ginger strands cascading down her shoulders. She will have flowers in her hair and maybe a lei. Will she be sad? Maybe. Here's a preview.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Another Baby

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

Work In Progress

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

Ave Maria

My next little piece is in the works. Here is a sketch. Like the one before, it is of a woman with an animal fetus. We are all interlaced, animal, people, plants and earth. It also comes from me calling my boys "pollitos" or little chicks.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The End Of Me, The Beginning Of We

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

I'm Back

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

Mary(bel) Had A Little Lamb

I found this little lamb wandering in my backyard... Looks like she's made out of chocolate. She has inspired me to paint her, as my friend Joke would say: "I see a painting"...

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Show

Here are some images from the show last night. It was great to have this wonderful experience. I wanted to thank everyone for their support, it meant a lot to me.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

C'est Fini

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

Ready for the world

Ok, I'm ready for the show tomorrow. Have all my pieces ready to go. Wish me luck!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Art Show

Art Show!


Special Event: Opening reception September 3, 2009 from 5pm- 7pm

Running Dates: September 3rd through September 23rd, 2009

Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Friday 12pm- 4pm and Saturday 10am- 2pm

Location: Littman Gallery 2835 SW Broadway, Smith Building Room 250, Portland, Oregon

So excited!

ps. See the small button on the lower left hand side? I painted that!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's coming along

I'm feeling better about this gal because I have added some of the regulars (the birds) to the painting. There is still a lot of work to do in regards to details but I'm getting there. I may still change her expression, but I'm not sure yet.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

She's Mean

I don't think she likes me. Who cares. She's mean and bitchy. It's weird painting someone like her. This is new for me, it's been a struggle. I'm just going to finish her off - literally, and get on with another painting.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Love This

I just bought this book, it's so cute! I saw it a long time ago, and when I came back for it, it was gone. Yay! It's mine now.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Look Who's Here

I put the Marie Antoinette painting aside for a bit and started what I was originally going to do. It just flowed like music. It was meant to be. Here it is: Leave It All Behind II". Do you like it?

Monday, August 17, 2009

I f*#@%*ing Hate Cake

This cake is giving me so much trouble, I hate it. I made this "draping" and it came out horribly wrong. Take a look. So then after a few hours of messing with it, I ended up covering it up with a solid color... stupid cake.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Macaroons anyone?

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

Art Show Entry

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

Let Them Eat Cupcake!

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

A Girl Can Change Her Mind...

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

See You Soon

I will be going on a trip to a far away place. I will bring back a mind full of new ideas and inspiration. I will miss painting, but absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Super Sick

I'm so sick, haven't painted, so I'll post something old. This is Alice in Wonderland's bunny and a potion. Have a great Friday!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Creating a Background

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

Up Next

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

Here Goes Another...

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

Jet Black

Keeping with the idea of Liz Taylor, I've given her jet black shiny tresses. Love her, I really do! Check out her slick wellies, she's ready for all that purple rain that's about to come down on her. Bring it!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh, Elizabeth Taylor!

I chose violet eyes. All this news about Michael Jackson and his admiration for Elizabeth Taylor has given me the perfect color for this lovely girl's eyes. Oh, they're stunning! Happy Friday. Have a great sunny weekend.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

La Chica

She looks kind of scary and ghastly but this is only temporary. I have to decide what color eyes and hair she's going to have. Her skin is darker than my last girl's, not as yellow as it looks in the photo.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Umbrella, ella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh...

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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Les Champignons

These red and white mushrooms remind me of 80's Hello Kitty stuff. It was bold and solid, no "angel Hello Kitties" then. They're huge kinda like Alice in Wonderland mushrooms.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sending All My Love

The birds are carrying little hearts. They are being sent to someone somewhere. They're shiny and new. Whoever gets them will be so happy.

Monday, June 22, 2009

It All Starts Again

A pink summer evening sky is the perfect backdrop for a purple rain shower. The clouds are very dark, so, looks like we're in for a storm. The rainbow looks like hard candy in pinks and purples.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I did this last year. Nike BMX Lightning Bolts Art Show entry. This was auctioned off to benefit The Land of Plenty skateboard foundation.