Saturday, July 28, 2007

new postcard

I've been working on a new postcard I'll send out to promote a solo show I'm having in the fall at the Wyoming Library. I spent hours this week with my friend Mary Andersen ( working on a PowerPoint presentation of her work she's presenting at MANNA on Monday ( We were laughing about how people think the life of an artist is all about pushing paint around and they don't see the bits and pieces that take up hours. Promotion, preparation, accounting, arranging for shows, applying for shows are the left brained part of this art business. Time to go push some paint around!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


This is the last of the little postcard sized paintings I did up North. Not sure it's done, but I'm trying to avoid being too 'finished'. I've been working on a few things since we've come home, but they have not been photographed. It's been fun having this 'stash' of photos to blog from.

Here's a quote:
"When love and skill work together
expect a masterpiece." (John Ruskin)

I found that on the Painter's Keys this
morning and it's worth chewing on...
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Sunday, July 22, 2007


Ah, summer!


Not sure that this is done.
Not sure it has to be.
It's just a record of a lovely day
up North in Michigan.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007


One more sunflower painting.
A long one this time.
I cut a mat and put it in a little gold frame and a and it's out at the gallery in Lowell.

Fire and Water ART
219 West Main

Thursday, July 19, 2007


This is another of the little watercolors from last week - 4x6.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


This is the last of the watercolor sunflower series...for now. There may be some acrylic ones in the future. There are a few more coming of other subjects.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


This was done with watercolors and watercolor pencils.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Talk about quick! My brush was a blur on this one.This actually looks like two separate pieces to me, top and bottom halves. There's something here that may transfer onto canvas or a larger paper, if I could keep it loose enough.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Obviously I was having a good time with the sunflower concept. It's fun to work quickly.

Friday, July 13, 2007


This is the first in a series of tiny 4x6 and 5x7 paintings done in the last week during our stay at Camp Tosebo. I have a travel watercolor paint kit and it was fun to work in such a compact way in a lovely spot.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

CAMP TOSEBO map and paintings

This is another postcard I'm working on for Camp Tosebo. This one is part them and mostly shameless self promotion. It's the map I drew and painted last year flanked by paintings I've done there or that were inspired in that locale. Some of these paintings are hanging in various locations at the Camp. if you're interested. Great rentals available.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

SPIRAL compositions

These are nonobjective and fun compositions I did to fit in three retro frames I came across. I did 4 compositions so I could choose the strongest 3 to frame. Any opinion?

Monday, July 02, 2007


This is a new piece. There are more on my work station but this one is the first in this series

I haven't really done much that feels finished and decent in what seems like a very long time. I also have the frame and mat ready so I'm looking forward to having the satisfaction of seeing it all the way done!

The piece uses my 'vocabulary' of symbols in a continuation of the meditation of the mysteries of life.