Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bulbs and Bees






Spring bulbs are blooming and the bees are busy.
I love these warm and sunny spring days.
I'm inspired to draw some botanicals, which is perfect segue 
into a new project that I've been dreaming about.
Time to get out my dip pen and ink!

Friday, April 1, 2016

What Goes Around

'Stelle'
Acrylic on panel
'What Goes Around'
Nahcotta Gallery
April 1-May 1st
Reception 5-8pm, April 1st
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Shadow Portraits

I'm working on some shadow portraits. Modern silhouettes.
Making time to try new things. It's important.
I haven't abandoned my love of the natural world,
but there are many other things interest me as well.
I made a few silhouettes a few years back, you might even remember them!
 I'm revisiting the idea in a different way. These are slightly more surreal, 
and it's fun go off on a tangent and see where things lead.
 A collection of disparate things but it seems I like grouping paintings this way.
This one is a celestial creature.
Wearing Gucci, of course.
Snakes and pineapples. Totally strange.
 What's not to love?

Friday, March 4, 2016

Enormous Tiny Art Show No. 19

Red Stag Beetle
One of my six paintings for the Enormous tiny art show!
The opening is tonight, Friday, March 4th, from 5-8 pm.
Nahcotta Gallery, 110 Congress Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Visit in person if you can or click HERE to shop online.
Lots of amazing work all under 10 x 10 inches!
Have a great weekend all!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Studio Days

 p e a c o c k.  small watercolor study.
c o l l e c t i o n. paintings on my work table.
 d e t a i l s. in love with gucci accessories, hands, anatomy.
s t e l l e. fabric by the yard.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mockingbird Memories

 My sixth grade class reading included:
The Good Earth, Cry the Beloved Country, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
 Perhaps a little ambitious for such a young group and honestly most went over my head, 
but I couldn't put To Kill a Mockingbird down. 
I read straight through, stayed up late, soaked in all the details.
I was transported into the world of Jem, Scout, Atticus, Tom, Boo and Dill,
and I fell in love with reading. Thank you, Harper Lee. 
Rest in Peace.

Friday, February 12, 2016

My Kind of Valentine

Luzon Bleeding Heart Doves
An indigo palette with a shock of red.
'Love struck'. My kind of Valentine.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! xo