Monday, November 26, 2007

Juicy Fruit

I wanted to post this image because it reminds of Aspic Fantastic. I finished this almost 5 years ago in grad school. It is on display at the house of the president of CGU in Claremont. I would love to see it again, but at least I have the 4" x 5" transparency.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Closer... but I am not sure if it is done

I worked on the background after Thanksgiving. I think I might have a little more work to do. There is some detail work that doesn't show up in the photo. I think this is the only painting I make in this space. 4' x 4' (the size of Aspic Fantastic) is the biggest I can make in this office/ studio.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Aspic Fantastic (in progress)

a couple more days... I have to work on the striped background and the platter. I think I'll be done before Thanksgiving.

Vending Frustration...

Monday, November 12, 2007

This is a print that I made at Penland this summer. I took a class in the new printmaking studio with Georgia Deal. This print uses chine colle and sintra plate. I took the imagery from a vintage yoga book (I love the thrift store!). The background is a zerox transfer on rice paper that I cut out.

Steve Miller from the letterpress class liked the print so we decided to do a collaboration. He printed "trancing" on the bottom. He made the word up....

I never use the figure in painting, but it shows up often in printmaking.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I want to post a painting in progress. I found this image in a vintage cookbook. I chose it for the graphic stripes and the positively gross gelatin in the back. I also liked the color unity with yellow. My working title is "Aspic Fantastic". I have to finish the aspic, the platter, and the background. The painting is upside down because I like to sit on the floor while I am painting. I just flip the painting around to where I am sitting.

Monday, October 22, 2007

left in North Carolina

This painting is long gone. It is from a vintage book (one that came from Spruce Pine). I chose it because of the crazy glass and bright candy colors. The background was always a struggle. I painted and repainted many times.

Kevin had it in his truck when he was at a job site in NC. The decorator for the house bought it out of his truck to put in a little girl's room. It think the setting is very appropiate.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Skate Mate!

This combines my love of stripes, vintage imagery and ice skating! Even though I am from the great state of Alabama, I learned how to ice skate at a very early age. I always had my own skates and we went almost every weekend. Decatur has the southern most open air ice skating rink. Who knew....

Thursday, October 11, 2007

oldie but goodie

This is a very old painting. Desert Plate was the first "successful" painting I did in grad school. I really used the medium to emulate the cherry and textured medium for the nuts. It is small -20" x20".

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

This painting is interesting to me. I made my own jello and then photographed it. It is painted photorealistically with acrylic underpainting and oil glazes. Jell-o has some crazy reflections. This painting in many ways is related to my old work in undergrad. At that time I was abstracting food and turning them into weird landscapes. I stopped doing those in grad school because I hated the browns in meat. I love the artificial color in Jell-o.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Flamin' Paintin'

I did this painting last fall. It was a long painting. I probably spent over 200 hours on it.

The image came out of a book I bought in Spruce Pine, NC at an antiques store. An arsonist burned down the antiques store this summer.

New Work

I thought I would start this out by posting some new work. Some are new long paintings.... some are new very short paintings. I might throw in some crafts as well. Enjoy!