Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #55

Cake is Good!!! More sweet treats, more white on black, cake stands & my favorite stash of vintage wallpaper. After a series of big pieces, I'm having fun doing fast, small ones: "Cake is Good", 5x7", mixed media on canvas. xo

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #54

I am on a sugar reduction kick right now (and it's working, I feel great!)...however, when I'm not combing through nautical images, I inevitably end up at the visual bakery counter...cakes, tarts, pies, cupcakes, macaroons, I'm an equal opportunist sweet tooth. "Cake Stands", 8x10", acrylic on canvas with vintage wallpaper. xo

Monday, August 27, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #53

A weekend on the water has refreshed my love for all things nautical--the lifestyle, the imagery, the piece of mind it gives me. This is a small one, 8x10", "Lifesaver", acrylic on canvas. Sailing on...xo

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #52

Lots & lots of August birthday babies but today is my dear friend JC's (aka, "Baby Bite") 40th birthday party! It's in Sonoma so I won't be there in person, but definitely in spirit. Happy Birthday JC! Love you! (And yes, this little sweet treat is on it's way to you.) xo

Friday, August 17, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #51

It's a big birthday month for many of my August friends & family: these wonderful & cool talented women in my life all celebrate this month, Stacy, Jen, Gail, Samantha, Rachael, Amy, Erin, and Joey. Happy Birthday! xoxo

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #50

It's a hot & humid summer day here in Ashland, OR but Mariette & I found a little painting oasis in my back yard, patio area & spent the afternoon talking, laughing, painting, admiring the sloth-like napping techniques of Gracie...but mostly we painted. "Homeward Bound", 24 x 24" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

"Life's a voyage that's homeward bound". Herman Melville. Love this. xo

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #49

Hello, "Tree of Life". I'm borrowing themes from a variety of favorite artists and bringing my own slant...which I suppose, lightning bolt, is the gist of all creative growth...ok, i'm a slow learner on this one. I'm really enjoying this working on this larger format, 24x24", acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. "These are the days that must happen to you." Yes, they are. xo