Sunday, May 31, 2009

"Copper Dolphin" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Oh happy day... Artfest is over and it was an excellent show! Lots of sun, nice people and good sales. Here is a copper dolphin I made right before the show. He is coated in outdoor acrylic and can hang either outside or in.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

"Small Koi Pond" 16x25 Original Acrylic Painting

Had a very nice first day at Artfest, and today is another beautiful one and I'm looking forward to it. This is the puzzle painting I finished in time for the show.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 29, 2009

"Copper Toady" Hanging Copper Sculpture

A grumpy toad to start the day... I have Artfest in the park... and the weather is good-hooray! "Copper Toady" is one of the pieces I completed for the show. He is $125. and can hang either indoors or out.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Teacher's Pet" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting

Today I have to pack up all of my artwork and haul it to Coeur d' Alene park for Artfest. The weather is beautiful, and I am looking forward to it! Here is the last little painting I did titled "Teacher's Pet". It is textured acrylic on a 5x7 gallery wrapped canvas with the sides embellished (no frame is needed). If you're in the area I hope to see you this weekend... my booth # is 28. SOLD

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Crow Smitten" Copper Sculpture

Well, it is now past midnight, so I guess I may as well enter tomorrow's image! I had a lot of fun with this sleepy crow in love! He has a flower dangling from his beak and a locket of his true love hanging from his claw. It is acrylic and blue patina on hand hammered copper. It is 19x9 inches and can hang either inside or out, $15o.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Copper Brookie" 3D Copper Sculpture

Only a couple days left until Artfest. I worked on my copper creations all day, and finished what I had hoped to-hooray! I will upload the rest of them on other days.
Here is a 3D copper sculpture of a brook trout (it has two sides and hangs) 10x12 for $225.

Monday, May 25, 2009

"Blue Raven with Heart" Copper Sculpture

Hi all,

I spent the day extricating mounds of matted mint roots from one of my garden boxes, in order to plant my it is lovely with new tomato and basil plants and chard and bean seeds planted and waiting to sprout! I also worked on some of my new copper pieces. Here is one titled "Blue Raven with Heart", it is 9x16 on hand hammered copper with patina and acrylic. He comes ready to hang either inside or out for $125.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Pear Today Gone Tomorrow" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting

I'm getting ready for Artfest, my first art festival of the season-in Spokane next weekend. Since I sold my other little raven and pear the other day, I decided to paint one more for this show. It is appropriately titled "Pear today gone tomorrow" and is painted on a 5x7 gallery-wrapped canvas with color and texture on the sides for $95. SOLD

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Killer Treat" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

An early Saturday morning and I'm off to yoga, then the farmer's market downtown to look for basil plants for my garden and finally to check out Kay O'Rourke's Art in the Garden sale... sounds like fun to me! Here is a new little rooster titled "Killer Treat". It is on an 8x8 gallery-wrapped canvas and comes ready to hang.


Friday, May 22, 2009

"Fish Fight" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

Another sunny day hooray! Brandon and I enjoyed a warm spring evening picnic in Manito Park yesterday. We got to see a great blue heron gulp down a big fat fish after many clumsy attempts. Not that that has to do with much of anything... but I named my little piece today "Fish Fight". These fish have teeth and are not to be messed with!

They are on an 8x8 gallery wrapped canvas for $125.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Heart of Gold" and "Pear for You" Original 5x7 Acrylic Paintings


Two sentimental little ravens to start the day! "Pear for You" and "Heart of Gold". Both are original acrylics on 5x7 gallery wrapped canvases with the texture and color on the sides, so no frames are necessary.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Trigger Happy" Original 5x7Acrylic Canvas

Hello, a lovely bright and beautiful spring day! I went running along the Spokane river and the sunflower-like balsam root, wild purple lupines and fragrant lilacs were in bloom...ahh! Also finished this little cutie titled "Trigger Happy" It is an acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. The 1.5" sides have the same texture and color as the background. It is a 5x7 canvas for $95. SOLD

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Token of Affection" Original 17.5 x 22.5 Acrylic Painting

Another puzzle today titled "Token of Affection", The raven on top has a lovely gold euro piece in his beak for his lady love. This painting has gorgeous rich colors, textures and fused glass accents. It comes ready to hang, no frame necessary. I am participating in Artfest in Spokane on the 29th-31st of May and these pieces will be available. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wild Mermaid with Fierce Fish Original Acrylic Painting

Hooray, I am finally done with one of the puzzles I have been working on. I had fun
with this one. She was inspired by all of the great artwork I saw in Berlin, especially
Picasso and Modigliani. "Wild Mermaid with Fierce Fish" is a 20x 25 piece on wood and canvas panels with a solid back forming a "puzzle painting". It comes ready to hang with no frame needed. It is three dimensional with airdry clay pieces and fused
glass accents. SOLD

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Trucha Amor" Original 8x16 Acrylic Painting

I continue with spring fever today... trout in love (oops, they are different species!) or "Trucha Amor". This is an original acrylic on an 8x16 gallery wrapped canvas for $245. The colors are really beautiful on this one with glowing copper and bronze. I am working on a few more puzzle pieces, so you should see those soon!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

"Heron Embrace" Original 15x25 Acrylic Painting

Hello! Spring is here and is a time for embracing. Appropriately I have two herons wrapped around each other in
"Heron Embrace". This is an original 15"x 25" acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas panels and wood mouldings with fused glass accents all attached to a solid back. It comes ready to hang, with no frame needed for $725. Enjoy the weather! SOLD

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Penny for your Thoughts" Original 12x16 Acrylic Painting

"Penny for your Thoughts" is inspired by a hooded crow I saw strutting along a wall on my recent trip to Berlin. He seemed to have some sort of agenda, and I wondered what he was thinking! This guy has a Euro cent in his beak and a nice textured background. He is painted on a 12x 16 gallery wrapped canvas and comes ready to hang.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Heading Upstream Original 10x20 Acrylic Painting

Three trout heading upstream, like we all have to do sometimes... this painting has some subtle colors, and nice irridescent green, copper and bronze which glow when light hits it. Original piece is 10x20 on gallery wrapped canvas (no frame is needed)
for $385.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Copper Crows, Fish and Mermaid

Hello! I'm back in the studio and having fun making all kinds of new copper creatures. I have been trying out some new patinas which add interesting colors and textures. I have also come up with some new methods to make these copper wall hangings even more curvy and three dimensional. Let me know what you think! If you are interested in any of these pieces, please contact me. The two fish and sneaky crow are $85., the cherry crow is $125. and the mermaid is $210.