Wanted to try a "squeezed" sandwich before I painted a really large version... This was sooo fun. I really love to paint peanut butter and jelly. Sorry for the photo quality on this one. I will try to update tomorrow when I have more controlled light.
This piece just got accepted into the Collective Visions Gallery juried show in Washington State! It was chosen out of 700 entries. The show will begin in late January and I'm very excited to be a part of their show. I will post with more updates later...
Nikko was a cat of mine from years ago. I always miss him when it snows though, because he loved to be out in the white powder. His green eyes were stunning! Don't know why I painted him now, just going through pictures and saw his lovely face.
I want to thank those who braved the weather to come to my studio and made the last 2 weekends such fun! Come back next time in May for lots of new work and garden mosaics too. Happy Holidays to all!
Recycled Glass and Mirror Mosaics on recycled cabinet doors.
As I am in the middle of my 2 Vashon Art Tour Weekends, I realized the the only work I did not have represented was mosaic. So I worked up a couple this week! They took a whole lot of time, more than it looks and are hard to photograph because of the sparkling nature of glass and mirror. They are quite a bit shinier in person. These are done in recycled glass and mirror on recycled oak cabinet doors from a local thrift store. I love finding things I can reuse in my art. These were the perfect size for some small mosaics hangings. They will be for sale this weekend! Come on by...
I am an artist living on an island in the pacific Northwest. For the past year I having been painting exclusively in oils, mostly on board but also some canvas. For a few years prior to this, I painted furniture with acrylics in a style reminiscent of art from Oaxaca, Mexico. For many , many years before that, I was a professional french horn player. Life circumstances made me choose to put my instrument down permanently and this blog is evidence of my creative spirit coming out in different form. I love the practice of daily painting and after all the years in classical music, daily practice feels essential to art as much as it did to music.
All paintings are sold unframed with an option for framing.
Contact me for more information or if you are interested in a painting listed in the archive. Some works are in galleries and some are still available. I try to mark what has been sold right away after a show.