Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #13

Tunic Poetry. Who needs a quote or a pithy saying...(btw, when's the last time you said the word "pithy"?) when stream of consciousness seems to work just as well...keep painting, friends! xo

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Painting a Day Project #12

I think "The Tree of Life" might want to become an orchard. Watercolor, ink, pencil on amalfi paper.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #11

Part painting, part doodle, this is The Tree of Life. On it's way to Samantha, in exchange for really, really good peach blueberry thyme cupcakes....cream cheese icing, of course.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #10

Acrylics mixed with a little ephemera, not quite done with the dozen cupcakes that are probably on the way. Be patient. I like pink. And carbs. And caffeine. Thanks for visiting. xo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #9

And she squeaks in with a couple of hours to spare with #9....switching it up here, back to acrylics, my preferred medium (well, oils are even better but acrylics are great for the impatient artist....love that drying time!) Hard to tell from photo but this is a mini--just a little 4x4 canvas. And no, I didn't receive the memo that cupcake painting was cliche....I'm waiting for Wayne Thiebaud himself to tell me to stop painting desserts....xoxo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #8


For those familiar with the awesome hot pink office at Papaya, you'll recognize this as one of Kathleen's chairs. If not, fuchsia cushions on bamboo lounge chairs rock!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #7

From an old Anthropologie catalogue...."Have a Seat"....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #6

This little girl is Gigi, Kathleen's, dear fur person. She was painted on watercolor paper, scanned in and placed on one of my vintage postcards with a little Photoshop help.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #5

Life is Very Good. This has been an ongoing collage for the last month but I put the last few touches on it this afternoon and calling it complete. What I like about this one is that she hangs outside on my porch and welcomes me home every evening.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #4

Wow, this accountability thing really works...#4 of what seems like will become my portfolio of whimsical creatures and children's book of goofy illustrations. However....I am doing it. And those 24 hours? They go fast! This little guy really didn't want to be photographed...he is shy. After all, he is an owl-penguin, a very unusual breed that only 100 bad paintings can produce.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Painting a Day Project: #3


Remember, bad is ok. 100 bad paintings. Yup. It's harder than it looks to post something that feels so....awkward! But that's the point here, day 3 and just putting paint down, having fun and painting my favourite fur subject, Gracie. Clearly, she's following in the supermodel footsteps and won't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.

Painting a Day Project: #2

Day 2 of my informal painting exercise. This little beast is in memory of Kelly's sweet Clementine. And please, anyone who wants to be part of this unruly (and by unruly, I mean NO RULES) project of painting a day...please join in and Kathleen and I will link you. I was reading Lynn Whipple's comments on 100 Bad Paintings and something just clicked for me. Here's an excerpt:

…you are going to make 100 bad paintings, so you had better get started! You can insert anything you are working on, as in 100 bad songs, so you better start singing, or 100 bad drawings, 100 bad cupcakes, 100 bad boyfriends..humm….What really happens is, it frees you up to play and not worry. now you can enjoy the process. the truth is you get better really quick, maybe even by #19. try it!-Lynne Whipple

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Painting a Day: #1

It's a bold statement but yes, here it is. The beginning of Painting a Day Project. The rules are there are no rules other than one small painting a day, preferably posted so there is proof we got our creative mojo on. The purpose is to get loose, not worry about the end result and have fun! In my industry so much time & energy is focused on the product, marketability, who will buy it, how many units, etc...and I'm thinking this will be a refreshing spin around the block for my old brain to reacquaint itself with the silly & satisfying side of art making. Any subject matter, size, & medium welcome. Kathleen and I playfully shook on it this morning that we would commit to this, so here it is, a project is born.