Friday, May 27, 2011

This Moment


A la SouleMama: a single picture, no words, capturing an extraordinary moment from the week.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

We Need The Eggs

One of our new laying hens, Jewel, sunbathing in the pansy patch.


A robin's nest on a shelf in my son's work trailor.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Colors of May






























A cool palette - it's been a wet month! New colors today, though - the sun has returned! I'm off to mow the lawn! Happy Hump Day, all!



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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Deepening Details





































Rain rain and more rain, so lots of time in the studio this week. I'll let the pictures tell the story.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Detailing



























Primer: any book of elementary principles.


I've been fine tuning the first panel in my Primer series, adding small details. This feels like embroidering on a large woven tapestry. I had a studio visit with a fellow artist in my building last week, and she encouraged me to really amp up the details so that the work is as satisfying to view up close as it is from afar. If I go overboard, I can always cover some of it. The beauty of mixed media! But it sure is fun. A rainy week ahead here in Maine, so I'm sure that I will be in my studio alot again this week! I'll keep you posted...

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Draw Down

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I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing. Vincent Van Gogh



I'm about to purchase my next three big sheets of paper to start another trio of oversized drawings. Sometimes I think I ought to be painting on canvas, but I so love to draw. As you can see, I've been doing it since the git-go! Happy Monday, all! Here's to a creative week ahead!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Working Walls














After being holed up in my studio working on this for the past three months, it was hugely fun to be invited to work on this...









My studio neighbor, John Knight, invited the artists in our building to paint on his wall! Here we are, happily obliging! If you are doing the Artwalk tonight in Portland, do drop in for Open Studios!