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.