Thanks to everyone who showed up this past Saturday who either bought a painting or just offered support at the Saltaire Art and Music Festival in Fire Island. I was blown away by the response and delighted to see most of the paintings find new homes. Here are most of the works from the fair, and a few that will be available soon for sale through my Etsy shop. There are also a couple that are still in the works and I will post those soon. If you'd like to contact me about a specific piece, or to discuss a commission, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
First of 4 new paintings for Nahcotta group show next month. 24"x24" oil on canvas.
Inspired by this beautiful photo by Magic Fly Paula:
I can't help feeling like I'm cheating on Steve Sprang (developer of 'Brushes') when I download other drawing apps, but I've been hearing such good things about Paper 53 I thought I should give it a try. The pencil has a great, natural feel to it--I'll give it that. But the tools and palette are too limited. And the upcharge for each individual brush makes me grumpy. I don't like being nickled and dimed. I get enough of that at the muni meter. In the meantime, I'll continue my love affair with Steve...even if he doesn't know I exist anymore.
I'm happy to be participating again with a great group of people. Show opens February 1st in Portsmouth NH.
My winter 'studio'. Tucked into the corner of our cozy tv room is this magnificent inlay desk that was handmade for my great (great?) grandfather by a German cabinet maker. It sat unused and neglected for my entire childhood. After my mother passed away, I adopted it and had it completely restored (including new skeleton keys). I'm happy to report the drawers are now filled with all sorts of painting materials and it's starting to take on the smell of linseed oil.
On the desk are the beginnings of a new series.