Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Save the Date: December Studio Sale

I've been busy at work in the studio.  Not so busy on updating this blog, but I'm hoping that will change.  I'd like the focus of this website to come back to the art, and for that to happen, I needed to make some paintings first. 

Stay tuned for a listing of small works on paper... all priced low and just in time for the holiday season!  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Highway 1, Monterey,  Oil on birch panel, 10"x10"

Low horizon & Fog- Highway 1    Oil on panel 10"x10"

I thought I'd finally post an update on what's happening in the studio.  Currently I have about 12 paintings which are in various stages of progression.  I thought I'd post images of the ones that are complete, and post more as they develop.  I am painting as often as I can, which amounts to 2-4 times per week (short sessions, while my kids are in school).  I make it a priority if I'm able, but life with a family is chaotic... all in a good way of course.  Lately I'm feeling like it's time to wrap up some of these pieces which are developing slowly.  I'm not a fast painter.  My recent method is a laborious process with lots of layers & glazes.  It reminds me of  building a drawing with graphite.... it's very gradual & requires patience.  I may paint on a piece for 3 hours straight, stop for lunch or coffee & continue for another hour before needing to go pick up the kids.  After such a painting session, I might decide that the painting is no where near being done, and the process continues the next day.  By the end of the week, sometimes what I see are a lot of half-finished paintings... but I'm slowly but surely building a body of work.  I absolutely love being in the studio again.