Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Crabby" Copper Sculpture

I'm back from Seattle, unpacking the car, repairing the tornado I call my studio! I dropped off "Big Koi Pond" at UW Medical Center, and participated in Art 30 run by the NW Arts Alliance. The show was a bit underwhelming because it hadn't been advertised and so there weren't many people that knew about it... boo hoo! Oh well, thankfully I am home safely, back to my sweet husband and flourishing basil!

Appropriately I am showing one of my newest copper creations titled "Crabby" It is a 12"x 9" hanging sculpture of acrylic and patina on hand-hammered copper for $125.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Lotus Koi Pond" Original 36x48 Acrylic Painting

Good Morning! One more day before I leave to Seattle for "Art 30" art festival in Magnuson Park this weekend. This is my new large piece for the festival, titled "Lotus Koi Pond". It is a 36x48 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas with the borders extended over the sides for $3,600.

If you are interested in this piece, please contact me.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Copper mini meanfish and copper crow fly

Finally putting up a new post. I have been busy working on a new large 36x48 koi painting, which I will put up tomorrow. This morning I finished these two little cuties, commissioned by Robert Pierce to go with his larger versions of mean fish and copper crow. He will be attaching all four sculptures to his dad's old fishing tackle box, where he will be storing his fishing flies... quite a fancy fish box!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Black Berry Glutton" Original 11x14x3 Acrylic Painting

Whew! Time for bed... Here is my revisitation of blackberries and ravens. "Black Berry Glutton" 11x14x3, on a gallery wrapped canvas with 3" sides. The design of blackberries and leaves extends over the sides, so no frame is needed. $385.

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Flamenco Floral" Original 8x16 Acrylic Painting

Here are the poppies I saw on my walk the other morning. They are so gaudy and wild... they remind me of the flamenco dancers we saw in Spain last year. This painting is acrylic on an 8x16 gallery wrapped canvas, with the texture extending over the sides, $245. SOLD

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Sunny Boy" Original 12x12 Acrylic Painting

"Sunny Boy" for a Sunday morning... He is on a gallery wrapped 12x12 canvas with the textured border extending over the sides, $285.

I went for a very nice run along the river this morning. It was sprinkling, but all of the birds were singing their hearts out and flitting about. I saw a Bullock's Oriole very close and I must paint one soon!

I got good news a few days ago, that University of Washington Medical Center is going to purchase my "Big Koi Pond" (see past blog post) for their collection-hooray! Well I'm trotting off to the studio... I sat and sketched poppies yesterday, so I hope to paint some this morning.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

"Paper Chase" Original 10x20 Acrylic Painting

Good evening! I wanted to post this one last night, but I couldn't seem to finish it in time. So, here it is... another raven piece, with some wild colors. Titled the "Paper Chase" as the gift to his lady love is a shiny paper clip... isn't that so much better than a diamond ring! This original acrylic painting is done on a gallery wrapped canvas with 1.5" sides. The background color and texture extend over them so no frame is necessary. $385.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Black Berry Thief" Original 11x14 Acrylic Painting

Hello! A big happy birthday to my mom today. I went rollerblading along the river, went to yoga and painted my "Black Berry Thief". He is on an 11x14 gallery wrapped canvas for $345. I am planning on giving him to the Attic Gallery in Portland, but if you are interested in him please feel free to contact me

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Blue Kit" Original 5x7 Acrylic Painting

My aunt Jacquie used to name her cats: black kit, white kit, gray kit etc. so... here is "Blue Kit". He definitely comes with an attitude, so beware! On a 5x7 gallery wrapped canvas for $95., orders will be shipped 2-5 days from time of purchase SOLD

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Bumblebees" Original 8x16 Acrylic Painting

So nice to be back in the studio again! I learned so much at the Artist's Trust art marketing workshop this weekend... my brain is still buzzing! Appropriately today's painting is titled "Bumblebees" which is the name of the type of iris growing in my front lawn. They are delicate and intricate, and lots of fun to paint! This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas, with the texture extending over the edges. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

"Peony" Original 6x9 Acrylic Painting

Sunday morning and I'm off to my artist marketing workshop again. I learned quite a bit yesterday, and we spent a very nice evening at Louise Kodis's amazingly beautiful "Gypsy Garden" 1901 home getting to know some other artists in the area.

This is a second flower study from my walk the other morning. "Peony" is on a 6x9 gallery wrapped canvas with the texture extending over the sides.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Flax" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

Good morning. I am moving early today as I have an artist's workshop this weekend at the museum. I'm not learning any fun new techniques... rather going over artist opportunities in WA, grants, website info. etc

Here is one result of my walk yesterday when I sketched a few types of flowers. These are flax flowers. They looked so simple when I ran past them. But, like anything, when you really stop and look at them they are surprisingly complex.

Friday, June 5, 2009

"Key To Your Heart" Original 6x9 Acrylic Painting

Another day another raven! I am actually going to work on some flowers today for a change. I went for a walk by the river and did some sketches of flax flowers, wild lupines and peonies... so, we shall see what comes of it.

This raven is on a 6x9 gallery wrapped canvas with the texture extending over the sides.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Berry Bird" Original 6x9 Acrylic Painting

Since I have been eating berries for breakfast and last night I made a delicious strawberry rhubarb pie... I have berries on the brain. Therefore this piece is titled "Berry Bird", a 6x9 original acrylic on canvas. The border is wrapped around the edges, so no frame is necessary... enjoy those berries!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"As Close As This" Original 9x12 Acrylic Painting

Good Morning! Brandon and I ran along the river this morning, past fields of blue flax flowers, burgundy iris, purple lupines and the last of the yellow balsam root flowers. It is so gorgeous this year! I completed this sweet little painting last night.

"As Close As This" is the title and it is a 9x12 gallery wrapped canvas with the textured leaf pattern extending over both sides.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Happy Fish" Hanging Copper Sculpture

This morning I got up and went rollerblading along the river. The water is high and there are lots of waves and swirls rushing by and so many wildflowers are in bloom. I feel so lucky to be able to do this before I "go to work". Here is the last of my recent copper creations "Happy Fish" . Now I must get back to work in the studio to create some new pieces! ~Adios

Monday, June 1, 2009

"Mean Fish with Dinner" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Monday, monday... back to real life again. I still have to unpack my art festival stuff (the fun part!) and clean up my studio, which looks it was hit by a tornado! Then, it is back out to make some more. This is a new copper piece titled "Mean Fish with Dinner" Hope it makes you chuckle...