October 16, 2017

Blank No More...

It's hard to start a new painting when one looks at a blank white canvas.  I created a background using green, blue and white titanium.  Once dry it will be a good starting point - surprisingly, the background may disappear once the creative process begins - but at least it wont be white!

October 9, 2017

Yellow Bird and Friend

I'm just crazy about my little yellow bird.  She keeps appearing in most of my artwork these days.  (Creating the little book was a bit of a challenge - don't ask how many times I started anew!)

October 7, 2017

Irma Packs a Punch...and more

It took a lot longer to wrap this project up than I thought it would - Miss Irma really messed up my time in the studio...so happy now - I finished these girls this afternoon! 

September 30, 2017

September 29, 2017

September 25, 2017

Laugh or Cry...

On September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma tore through Naples with a vengeance.  As a result, I haven't been able to work in the studio - I really miss it.  I didn't realize how much stress I was under waiting for the storm, going through the storm and finally dealing with the aftermath.  My husband and I were really lucky.  Our house had no damage.  The discomfort/inconvenience of no electricity, AC, cell phone, wifi or drinkable water was minor compared to thousands of people who were affected quite harshly.  Nevertheless, the storm took its toll on my psyche.

A couple of weeks ago, I made some armatures for art dolls I had in mind.  Over this past weekend I picked up where I left off.  So often during the time of the storm, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry - I did both!  That's the direction this art doll is going...