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Monday, March 31, 2008

White Grass



It's been quite awhile since I've created a painting that I really like. My newest piece, White Grass, is one of my new favorites. I was inspired by my friend Elayna and her gorgeous hand painted silks. To me this painting reflects the coming of spring, new beginnings, and peacefullness.



Yesterday my sweet hubby made me a frame for the painting. He's pretty new to woodworking, but is really enjoying it. So I thought I'd spring a new project on him. When I returned from church last night, he already had it hanging in the living room! It looks so good. Thanks sweetie! xoxo


...I found out this weekend that I need to renew my membership to BoundlessGallery. So, I'll be doing that today. =) I also want to continue with this grass series. The next one is going to be smaller, but hopefully have some key similarities.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Silks from Elayna!


I recieved these gorgeous hand painted silk scarves in the mail from my dear friend Elayna! She's an amazing artist that hand paints silks. Check out her beautiful work @
www.elayna.com.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Night and Day




I made a video a week or so ago of me finishing up my newest sculpture Night and Day. I thought I would show you some better images.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Newspaper and Paint: not so new concept




so i started a new painting today. i had a really good idea of how it was going to look this morning when i was thinking about it in bed. but that all changed once i started to work on it. originally it was going to be a rustic orangy abstract on board. it is turning out to be a bluish green newspaper collaged mixed media on board.

when i first started, i put a little varnish in a spray bottle and was going to use the spraying method. well, the spraying part worked, but then when i proceeded to rub it across the surface, it just didn't look the way i had expected it too. for one, i had gesso on the board. it would have looked alot better without, but it was already done. so i continued to cover the board with the varnish. then i saw a stack of newspapers just calling my name. i decided, why not? i'm experimenting anyways. so i sprayed on some adhesive and applied newsprint over the entire board. hmmm. needs paint. so i took it to the studio to continue with the experiment.

i must say, it was quite fun and reminded me a bit of a chagall painting. this made me happy since he is one of my very favorite artists of all time. some words and graphics from the newspaper shows through. tonight i added my own words. which i will probably remove tomorrow. but for now, you can see what it looks like.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Suzanne Bronson and Her Poetry on Air


I just listened to my good friend Suzanne Bronson on the air. She's an amazing poet and has her first book out, Passion Plays. Check her out! Just click on the title of this post and listen for yourself!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Art Scuttle Butt and Art Calendar Magazine

Two days ago while I was procrastinating, I found a cool art site that every artist should be on. Art Scuttle Butt. It's the online runoff of Art Calendar Magazine. It's free, easy to use, and a great way to make new friends and network in the art world. Check out my link and see what you think.

Fire and Acid

video

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Language of the Heart

video

I thought I would make a little video of my new paintings that are at Planet Earth for the Language of the Heart Show. It comes down this Saturday, so if you're around check it out while you can! It's a great show! =)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Studious Suzie



Studious Suzie is a fun watercolor sketch of a doberman. I used to work at a place called the Pet Spa. People would take their dogs there to get groomed or board them. I only worked there for about six months, but I had a blast while I was there. I love animals, but I absolutely LOVE dogs!
This was painted on a 9x12 Canson 140 lb coldpress acid free watercolor paper. It is available at my Etsy store.



http://www.samos.etsy.com