Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When you're having fun ...

it's fun!! Here's a Honky Tonk scene painted with bubble paint over a mess I made of another painting - the inspiration is from one done by my good friend Hannah Cohen, a celebrated folk artist in New Orleans, only hers are better!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

The end of the daffs

I don't normally do still life, so 2 of the same subject in 3 days is something, wonder why? But I'm enjoying doing them, maybe it'll start off a new trend for me. oh - and the shine is because the paint's still wet. Size is 16x20

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring daffodils

Lee came home Thursday with a little bunch of lovely spring daffodils for me. We put them in a big coffee mug made by a ceramic artist friend, it's a deep wonderful turquoisey blue. I love daffodils. I always think of walking through London's parks in spring. Happy memories. So I decided to paint them - the paint is still wet thus the shine!! Size is 16x20

Saturday, March 19, 2011

View from Olga's apartment in Prague

I have a wonderful friend in Prague, she's just a fabulous person, a Czech poet of some renown and lives in the Old District - the Staremesto. I spent a few days with her in January 2010 and loved looking out her windows over the many church spires and red roofs and wonderful old architecture. I could step out her door and get lost in the wonderment of the old district and lovely people. We'd sip red wine and talk for hours with this incredible backdrop. It was a treat and often I wish myself there again ...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Public Art Project - stage 5

Jan (behind the train) and me working away under close watch by Jamie the supervisor
Doesn't she look grand?
We've gotten on a roll now - the wee train is looking good with the lady bugs about done, the flowers need a couple more coats, the fireflies are starting to glow and the historic district on the seat taking shape. It's just the most fun project!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Public Art Project - stage 3

Jamie the supervisor with his own bed in situ

the train is now on stilts to make it easier to work
We got the basic design and color sorted out today - it's starting to take shape very nicely - under the watchful eye of our supervisor, Jamie the poodle.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Public art project

                                                                               I'm honored to be taking part in a public art project for the city of Union Point's Downtown Development Authority - painting the cutest wee train alongside artist, Jan Whyllson. Here's photos of stage 1 and 2 ... this is just great fun!
Right: Stage 1 - the sanding. Jan Whylllson in the hat
and me behind the chimney
and then below : stage 2 setting the background and design
This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.