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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Purple Rain

First of all, I'd like to thank Prince. Thanks for your beautiful lyrics and melodies. Here is my rough Purple Rain sketch. I have some new elements like the mushrooms and the butterflies, but I also have some of the things from my other paintings like the birds and the clouds. I can't wait to get started on this one. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

All Done!

Today is a great day. I have finally completed "Blame it on the Rain". As I was painting this I listened to all kinds of music.  I listened to a lot of Prince. One of my favorite songs is Purple Rain, so to continue with the rain series, my next painting will be called just that. I can't wait to get started. I am very excited and have millions of ideas. I do have to go to the art store and buy a new canvas and some red paint. 

Friday, June 12, 2009

It Just Happened...

The decision was made for me. More bitchy flowers grew in the empty space and I was not about to tell them to leave. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


So I've painted everything my original sketch had. Happy with everything, thing is, I feel something is missing. The middle of the painting "needs" something else. I have no idea what I could add. A tree? More flowers? Lower clouds? Hmmmm, I've got to think about it for a minute. I'll let you know.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Friend the Owl

This is a baby owl, it's still wise, but it's a baby. It's so wide-eyed and curious. It's feathers are a snowy white. There's a street where my friend, Maria, used to live called Snowy Owl. Love that.  It came out exactly the way I wanted it to. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Grey and tiny, the squirrel is cuddly,  and oddly enough - not sad. I wanted the squirrel to be grey since the girl's hair is brown, otherwise it would be too much brown. I see squirrels and chipmunks scurry across my backyard everyday, most of them brown. One day I saw a grey-silver fox type squirrel that caught my attention. That is what this one is based on, only smaller and cuter.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday, Monday

Not too long ago, I did another painting of a girl with long brown wind blown hair. I love the effect, so natural and carefree. I wanted to identify with her, that's why I gave her brown hair and brown eyes. The two little guys that will be with her are still to come. I gave her skin an extra pale color since the sun hasn't come out in ages and I love the contrast with the dark hair. More to come soon! Brrrr! She must be cold!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Have you seen my studio?

I love to see where people create their art, it says a lot about them. I finally got a room in my house just for this. I love this room. I have old toys, new toys and music. I will be painting this weekend so I'll have some new stuff to show on Monday. Have a super nice weekend!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Eye" See You

Love the look on our girl's face. She's stricken by grief and doesn't know that it's the rain - yet. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just a Little Bit

Painting this girl is going to take more than one night (I paint at night when my kids are asleep). I'm giving you a tiny itty bitty peek. This is the hand that will be holding the fluffy owl. Ta dah!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

And Here She Is

I don't know her name. I do know that she decided to bring both her pet owl and squirrel. Odd pets to own, but to each his own. For some reason I thought she'd be wearing a beautiful gown, something like a vintage Vivienne Westwood, but she is completely naked! 

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Pet

So, this girl I was talking about, will be holding her pet. Thing is, I haven't decided what her pet is going to be. I thought a squirrel would be a super cute pet, they're small and have the best faces. Then an owl was another option, if he's white, or even a light pink, he would be fabulous!