Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Circus Is Coming!

Below are three new paintings in a new series I have been working on.  Like my birds, I love the idea of circus animals sitting for a portrait.  I love the process of watching their personalities evolve as I work and play.  I have several other portraits started and can't wait to see how they turn out.

 5" x 7"

 5" x 7"

4" x 4"

Enjoy the Show!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Neighborhood Auction

Every year my neighborhood, Crown Heights/Edgemere Heights, has an auction with proceeds going to help keep the neighborhood beautiful. Being in a historical district, there is always a need for improvements! Below is the painting I am donating this year.

Queen of Crown Heights
12" x 12"

I have lived in this neighborhood for 25 years,
three houses on the same block!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Painting Party!

I haven't done a painting party in a long time, but when my friend, Beth, asked if I would give one for her 50th Birthday, I immediately said "Yes!" She invited all her female relatives and each one painted their own individual flower. I will now take the painting and finish it for her. Below are "before" pictures. As soon as I'm finished, I will post the "after" picture.

Beth painting her iris.


This was so much fun!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Darker Side

When I started this painting, I had no intention of it being dark and a little creepy. But, as I've said before, each piece takes on its own persona, and I just "go with it". I am very fond of this painting, not sure why...must be the gloomy side of me. We all have that side, mine just happened to show up in this painting!

Figment of My Imagination
30" x 40"

It is dark and rainy outside this morning,
so this seems the perfect day to expose my weird side! haha