Monday, June 27, 2011

this little piggy





















6x6


I took a sky break today..  I actually can't believe I hadn't thought to paint this little guy months ago.  It is a magnet, and it's less than an inch long, and a little more than half an inch wide.  I really felt my age today.  I had to wear my glasses for pretty much the entire painting.......

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

december dusk





















6x6


This painting is of an image taken while driving from Berlin to Blonay, Switzerland.  It's about a 9 hour drive, give or take an hour....  or three.  We started our journey at dawn and arrived in Blonay at dusk, which, from an artist's perspective, is pretty convenient.  And rather poetic, actually.  When I saw this sunset I made my husband immediately get off at the first stop he saw, which involved some pretty interesting driving...  But it was totally worth it.  I shot off about 20 photos, several of which are on deck for future paintings.  They are very special to me, so they have been moved to the "only paint when you have a lot of time" pile.  I really love (and need) to drink in the photo as I'm painting it.  It takes me right back to the place and the time it was taken.  Just looking at this, I can still feel the chill in the air and smell it's wintery mountain freshness..

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

escape





















6x4


I knew it wasn't the best idea.  I knew that it would be a mess.  I knew because that's what people tell you.  Don't give glitter to a toddler.  So I didn't get glitter.  I got sequins.  Yeah, it's pretty much the same thing....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

wind farm

















6x8


I am exhausted.  My son is going through something, I'm not quite sure what though.  He isn't really sleeping at night, which means that I am not really sleeping at night.  When he does wake up, smoke starts coming out of his ears.  About an hour later, his head begins to rotate.  By nighttime, his horns are at their full extension.  Growth spurt?  Maybe.  Will he start talking soon?  I sure hope so.  But whatever it is, I can't wait for it to happen already......  Somehow I was able to paint today and make dinner, although the trout was a bit on the dark brown side.  It was still pretty tasty though.....

Monday, June 13, 2011

lausanne




















8x6


I have been wanting to paint this one for a long long time..  I just love the warm glow of the lamp and the stillness of the lake....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

schoenhauser allee
















6x8


This is the view from the apartment we love to stay in when we go to Berlin.  Oh how I miss it so....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

cross country

6x8

This is the first painting I have done from someone else's photo.  I have never wanted to use photos that weren't my own.  I always felt that would be cheating...  But after getting her approval, I simply had to paint it.  What an outstanding image.  I couldn't resist.  And knowing that this was taken on the cross country move from New York to San Francisco, I just think of my friends with their sweet kitty in the back, eagerly, anxiously, excitedly anticipating their new life together.....