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!