Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Reflections"

6"x6"
acrylic on masonite
The end of September means it’s time to pull out all of those Halloween decorations. I took this photo in the back yard. Zora sat just high enough on the steps to catch some really nice reflections on and around her and the plastic pumpkin she was holding.
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Alex"


6"x6"
acrylic on masonite
Upon completing this painting I realized the painting was as much about the big pink ball as it was about Alex. When I was a little girl I always wanted a big giant ball. It was like a magnet in the store bulling me to it. My mother was the no nonsense type when it came to toys, so I can never remember ever having one. When I had children, I noticed the big giant ball was just as appealing to them as it was to me. We are currently on our third giant ball. Unlike my mother, I can’t say no when I get the request. This pink ball happens to be the last one we purchased. After several attempts at retrieving the ball, a nice gentleman helped me maneuver it from the bottom of the six foot cage. My hero. Did I mention I am barely over five feet tall. I am sure I looked totally ridiculous. Painting the image was calming, nostalgic, and maybe even a little therapeutic. I enjoyed discovering details that I might have over looked if I would have not painted this image. Like the reflections of the pink in subtle and obvious places.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

"Mr. Giggles"

6"x6"
acrylic on masonite
One of my relatives brought back beads from his trip to Mardi Gras and shared them with the kids. What a prize! It was late evening, so the light created interesting patterns across every ones face and I was able to capture another great image in light.
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Sea Monster"

6"x6"
acrylic on masonite
This was a picture that I couldn’t wait to paint and I’m glad I finally got around to it. The painting turned out just as nice as I thought it would. We purchased this sea monster for our trip to the lake this past summer, so I guess I should have entitled it “Lake Monster". I thought the bright color and green pattern would make a great painting. My niece in the painting had a lot to do with the painting's success. You can’t stage cute.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Evening Light"


6"x6"
acrylic on masonite
My spirited model loves playing in the backyard in the afternoon. This was her second dress change, if only you could see her shoes, defiantly not for the great outdoors. “She’s a diva in the making.” I really enjoy capturing her spirit. I have committed myself to painting more images that have stronger light sources, I like the results. They feel a little more complex and moody than other images I paint.
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

"Red Dress"

8"x11"
acrylic on cradled hardboard
I was feeling grown up today, I guess this explains the subject. I should probably call this one the evolution of the red dress. Parts of the painting evolved from other images. It’s funny how I thought this was so different from some of the most recent posts, but as I glanced over my thumbnail paintings I realized that two of the last three paintings are of people in chairs. Hummmmm, what is that all about? I really don’t know. Keeping a blog is making me notice some things, for instance I tend to paint the same type of subject twice. I guess I just paint a subject until I get it out of my system.
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