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...




 




September 1, 2017

and then there were two...

These huge spiders are in a web outside the gate of my neighbor's patio - yikes!


armatures...

I'm in the mood to make some new art dolls...Christmas is coming!  I've got several ideas whirling around my brain...

I've pulled out a ton of supplies - never sure what I'll use or what the doll will look like.  I love how it just seems to give birth to itself.

Different views of the first armature...




August 23, 2017

Flowers in a Glass Jar

I've started over a number of times...time to put this away for a while!


August 18, 2017

Background 101

It seems like forever since I picked up paintbrush!  I'm anxious to get back to working with oil paints.  Since this is a relatively large canvas for me 18x24, I decided to do the background and table top in acrylics.  I like to save my expensive paints for the foreground.  (Burnt umber, titanium ecru, raw sienna, titanium white, portrait pink light, Payne's gray.)

This is going to be a still life which I'm still setting up...time will tell what it will turn out to be.

August 11, 2017

Your Choice 2017

Oh boy - my artwork "Yellow Bird You Sit All Alone Like Me" is featured in the 239 section of today's Naples Daily News.  Reception and viewer's choice voting is tonight 5:30-7:30.  Come join in the fun (and please vote for me).