Monday, October 31, 2011

Giveaway | Tiny Insect Collection

tiny insect collection
tiny insect collection II
tiny insect collection III
I'm having an autumn giveaway!
This teeny tiny insect collection could be yours.
Enter your name in the comments below by Friday, November 4th, 9PM EST
Leave a comment on my facebook page for a second chance to win!
I'll pick a winner on Saturday! Happy Halloween!
And the winner is:
Eva Marion Seyffarth
Please email your address as soon as you can!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Light and Shadows

light and shadow
light and shadow II
light and shadow III
My new silhouette paintings really change depending on how the light hits them.
I used a lot of silver and gold guache which creates a celestial glow like distant stars in the sky.
I'm conjuring up my neighbors. The spirits that live in the churchyard.
Seems fitting for this time of year.

Monday, October 17, 2011


dust and shadows
dust and shadows II
Twin tree spirits. Otherworldly creatures. A bit of a tangent.
I received a book in the mail last week. A collection of photographs by Diane Arbus.
Her famous identical twins were on the cover. 
I think they seeped into my work.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Facebooking Incognito

leaf bugs
I know it seems like a contradiction. It is. If you know me just a little, it's not.
Ever so slowly worlds are colliding and I'm starting to feel a bit twitchy.
I can hear Catherine Tate in my head saying, "Are you bothered?"
If you don't know the British comedian, dash to Netflix and put her show in your queue. 
Anyhow, you can hear the echo over there on my fledgling Facebook page
Hello, helloooo, hellooooooooo. Is there anybody out there?
Do stop by. I promise it can only get better.
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Historic Coaching Drive

historic coaching drive
historic coaching drive no. 5
historic coaching drive no. 8
historic coaching drive no. 10
A parade of over twenty historic coaches drove through Upperville all weekend
to celebrate the opening of the new museum at the National Sporting Library.
It was quite remarkable. More pictures on flickr!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big Birds

migration no. 2
My great big flock is finally finished! What do you think?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Art of Display

Salon Style
Create a collection. Group pieces together and tell a story. 
Make it your own.
Size Matters
A generously proportioned matt and frame will easily transform
a small work into a larger piece.

Big Impact
Hang art in a grid and create a bold, uniform look.

Tuck smaller pieces into a bookcase or lean them on shelf.
 Art need not hang on a wall. 

Mix It Up
Mix a variety of styles, textures, pattern and color.
Create an eclectic look.

Love Is Blind
You only need to love it. Art need not match your sofa.
Let your collection set your style apart.