Friday, October 30, 2009

"Fall's Call" Original 22x28 Acrylic Painting

Another misty morning... I enjoyed the shapes of the trees as I walked beside the Spokane river with their dark bark and golden leaves-then a bald eagle flew past...ahhh! Here is a new painting that I completed last night, titled "Fall's Call" It is a 22x28 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas for $1,175. Please contact me if you are interested in it as it flies to Seattle today for a benefit auction (The Snohomish Education Foundation Auction) in November. SOLD

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Kelp Queen" Original 36x36 Acrylic Painting

My studio is pretty much cleaned up-yeah! So am back in business.

Here is the lovely "Kelp Queen" a cold water mermaid, with a number of rockfish species swimming about her among the kelp fronds. This is an acrylic on wood and gallery wrapped canvas panels with airdry clay and fused glass accents. It is made up of 9 individual 12"x12" panels and hangs in three pieces as a triptych. It has a lot of gold, copper, bronze and irridescent colors and would look spectacular in a stairway or as a centerpiece in a living area.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Messy messy studio

Wonder why I haven't posted any new paintings? When I left for Tacoma my studio was a disaster, now it is even worse! Brandon is building new shelves and cabinets for me,and in a few days it will be much better. I will have room to paint and sculpt again... please be patient!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Emma's Peaches" Original 15x30 Acrylic Painting

Good morning! Here is a little taste of summer...mmm peaches. I painted this awhile ago, but it never ended up on my website. "Emma's Peaches" named for my neighbor girl who couldn't wait to pick the peaches on my tree as they ripened. An acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 15x30 for $825. SOLD

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Melissa at the Tacoma Art Museum Gala

Yeah! Back from my Seattle/Tacoma trip and I'm so excited to settle back into a routine... clean up my house and studio and figure out what to create next. This is a picture of me at the Tacoma Art Museum's Benefit Gala. The theme was Bollywood, so the outfits people wore were amazing! Sold some originals, so that was nice.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Rainbow's Gold" Original 11x17 Acrylic Painting

A rainy morning and I seem to have a cold-blah! I finished this little gem last night. It is titled "Rainbow's Gold" and has all kinds of pretty irridescent colors in it. 11x17 acrylic on wood and canvas with fused glass tile accents for $365.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Seahorses" Original 24x36 Acrylic Painting

Went for a chilly but very beautiful run today beside the river. The trees are becoming golden and a bald eagle flew right beside for awhile-spectacular! Here is an older piece titled "Seahorses" that will be going into the Red Shoe auction, sponsered by the Spokane Ad Federation. If you are interested in this painting please contact me SOLD

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Star Swing" Original 10x10 Acrylic Painting

Hooray! Back from Pennsylvania. The leaves were beautiful and I was the kid magnet with all of Brandon's little cousins! I'm glad to be home, I have too much to do to get ready for the Tacoma Gala next weekend-benefitting the Tacoma Art Museum. Here is a new little piece titled "Star Swing" Acrylic on a 10x10 gallery wrapped canvas for $195. SOLD

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Tough Guy" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

Okay... we're off to Pennsylvania! I'll be back on the 11th, so no posts for a little while. This 8x8 original on canvas is "Tough Guy", a little crab with a big attitude for $125.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Rumba Salmon" Original 8x16 Acrylic Painting

A chilly morning. I am on my way to the Entree Gallery in Reeder Bay, ID to say hello and check it out. Tomorrow we leave for Pennsylvania for five days to visit Brandon's family. Here is a new little piece titled "Rumba Salmon" . Acrylic on an 8x16 gallery wrapped canvas for $245.

Monday, October 5, 2009

"Heron Hugs" Original 16x25 Acrylic Painting

Good Morning! Made it home at 1:00am last night... returning from Issaquah Salmon Days. Thanks so much for everyone who came to see me and the new people I met. Sunday was a beautiful day and it was a fun show! This is "Heron Hugs" painted just before I left. It it a "puzzle" painting of acrylic on various canvases all attached to one backing. 16"x 25" for $725. SOLD

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Copper Rainbow" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Good Morning.... I am off to hang the Fall Art Walk Group show this morning in the Hutton Building on First and Washington in Spokane, and then driving to Issaquah for Issaquah Salmon Days (Booth #82)

Here is "Copper Rainbow" patina and acrylic on hand hammered copper for $145. If you have any questions please feel free to email me

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Ladron" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Brandon is on his way home from diving around Vancouver Island, BC and I am getting ready to leave tomorrow for Issaquah Salmon Days.

Here is my sweet "Ladron" the thief with the jewels in his beak... Acrylic and patina on hand hammered copper. This piece can hang either inside or out for $175. SOLD