Thursday, September 22, 2011

Turtle Cement Sculpture

Here are a few pictures from my cement sculpture class in San Jose, CA last weekend with instructor Brent Sumner. We made metal armatures with wire mesh, then applied a mix of cement and darjit (paper pulp and clay) to outside and then a second sculpted layer, finally glass jewels and oxide color. I learned a lot and it was fun!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hutton Settlement Acrylic and Inspiration Workshop

This morning I had five students from Hutton Settlement over to my studio for a talk about finding inspiration and a demo on acrylic texture. They were a lot of fun and learned quickly. Here are a few pictures from our hour together.

Shape Shifting Opening Reception

Lots of fun was had at the Shape Shifting opening reception at Dean Davis Studio, 216 W Pacific in Spokane. This show is up until Oct 7th and there will be a closing party on that date from 5:00-10:00pm, please come if you are in the area! Here are a few pics from the evening.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hanging Mosaic Animals

Here are all my new wooden animals painted with acrylic and accented with glass. They were lots of fun, hope you like them! The size and price for each can be found in the caption border along the bottom. Please contact me if you are interested in any of them.

"Pretty Boy" Original 8x10 Acrylic Painting

Another peacock...I will never tire of painting them! This is a textured acrylic on gallery wrapped 8x10 canvas for $165.

"Blue Moon Owl" Original 8x10 Acrylic Painting

Don't ask me why I am in a "blue" period! I am feeling rather I am not sure why! Here is a little blue owl on 8x10 gallery wrapped canvas for $165.

Monday, September 5, 2011

"China Blue" Original 10x20 Acrylic Painting

While I was in Seattle recently for my artist mentor training at the Seattle Art Museum, I found a great carved wooden dragon from Oaxaca in the gift shop. He is black and white... this one is blue. Acrylic on 10x20 gallery wrapped canvas for $385.

"401 Klepto" Original 18 x 24 Acrylic Painting

During these tough economic times many people are having to "steal" from their 401K accounts...this little guy is doing the same thing! An acrylic on wood with various found objects...keys, stones, earrings etc. 18x24 for $750.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Romancing Poseidon" Original 48x36 Acrylic Painting

Having too much fun making little stories to amuse myself while I paint! This one is called "Romancing Poseidon" Acrylic on two 24x36 gallery wrapped canvases for $2,795. The last big one I needed to finish for the upcoming "Shape Shifting" show-yeah!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Showoff" hanging sculpture

A new hanging sculpture of acrylic on wood with glass and copper accents, titled "Showoff" for $245. More of these to come in the next few days....

"Memories of Moghul Empires" Original 48x60 Acrylic Painting

Wild title I know! But I saw these amazing deep purple lotus flowers during my trip to India..and they inspired this jewel toned koi painting "Memories of Moghul Empires" an original 48x60 acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas for $4,795.

"Kokanee Chaos" Original 48x48 Acrylic Painting

Just finished this a few minutes ago...getting ready for fall I guess! This will be in my upcoming "Shapeshifting" show at Dean Davis Studio. This is an original acrylic on 48 x48 canvas for $3,875. titled " Kokanee Chaos"