Another 12″ x 12″ canvas, this one I call “Parakeet”. I don’t know how many parakeets are in this painting, nor am I sure there is one, but that is what I think of when I see it!
I really enjoy these 12 x 12 canvases. It’s the perfect size to experiment with new techniques and new color combinations without using too much paint and resources. Also, I find that a lot of people like the price point, especially clients who are just starting their collections. Everyone can make space for a piece of art that captures your heart or evolks a special memory!
I’d like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my favorite band, The National. I take every opportunity to see them live, traveling when possible, amazing live show, highly recommend them. High Violet is just one of my favorite albums of theirs, I listened to it while painting this, hence the name. Oh Matt Berninger, that voice though, be still my heart!
Last night was the Opening Reception for “The Color of Love” show at Ashton Gallery in San Diego, and I have a painting in the show!
They always have a fantastic turnout at their monthly juried show openings. There must have been close to a thousand people in and out during the 2 hours, it was wall to wall with fabulous art and art enthusiasts!
This exhibit will be on display until March 16th, 2019, if you are in the area, please visit Art on 30th, they are doing wonderful things to support the local thriving art community!
I think we are all on some kind of spiritual quest, searching for something that makes sense. I finally found my calling in my artwork. This is what I am here to do! Now, it all makes sense, I know what I have to do. Paint!!!
11″ x 14″ Acrylic abstract on canvas $ 95.00
I’m excited to announce that my very first entry in a juried art show was accepted!!! I submitted two paintings for Ashton Gallery/Art on30th upcoming exhibit “The Color of Love” and one of them was chosen to be displayed in the show! I’m absolutely ecstatic!
The opening reception will be held at Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery this coming Saturday, February 16th, from 6PM to 8PM. I do hope you can stop by to see my work displayed along with my peers of incredibly talented San Diego artists!
Art on 30th, 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116
I don’t think this one needs a lot of words.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic on canvas
I spent the 80’s madly in love with David Bowie. He was my reason for living. I gathered every book, magazine article and interview that I could get my hands on, this was before the internet mind you. I owned every album and played them over and over with my headphones, searching for hidden messages, and over-analyzing the lyrics.
It was during this time that my fashion sense was a bit, well, outrageous. My hair was every color in the rainbow, depending on the day, my clothes were all hand made or altered thrift store finds, the more bazaar the better!
Anyway, this painting started out as a really bright and beautiful pour, and then I screwed it up. I tried the wet paper towel swipe thing, but it didn’t turn out the way I was anticipating. It’s still pretty cool, it makes me think of space, and maybe, just maybe, this was the view for Major Tom while he was floating round in his tin can!
16″ x 20″ Acrylic pour on canvas $125.00
It’s still wet, but it’s for sale! I was going to enter this painting in a juried show with a “love” theme, but I decided to put it on the block instead!
Show your Valentine how much you love them! Local sales only San Diego, CA, this would cost a small fortune to ship, it’s a very, heavy solid frame!
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36″ x 36″ Acrylic on canvas
I just discovered this painting that got lost in a stack of paintings for a while, easy to do when you work in a small bedroom studio!
I completed this in September 2018, right after I broke my toe and was imobile for a few weeks. My wonderful husband made sure I had all the painting supplies I needed, I set up on the living room floor and painted to my hearts content. I completed at least 30 paintings in 3 weeks.
“Out of Africa” is a small piece, 9″ x 12″ on a wood panel, done with knife. I think it will look really nice framed!
I’m so excited to start promoting my next art show!!! This one is going to be a solo show at Pariah Brewing in North Park, Thursday night February 28th, from 6pm to 9pm.
If you haven’t been there yet, you are going to love the place! About to celebrate their 2 year anniversary, Pariah Brewing puts out some outstanding and unique brews making sure there is something for every taste! The building itself is really cool, great for an art show.
Mark your calendar now, I hope to see you there!
Here’s a fun little painting, well, I call anything 12″ x 12″ or smaller little, and this is exactly that. I really love how the blue shows up, almost cobalt, and I don’t know what exactly makes it cosmic, but there is something perhaps extraterrestrial there to me.
Many of those who know me know that I spent a good chunk of my life following the Grateful Dead, and if you don’t know me, now you know that about me! I don’t listen to them nearly as much as I used to, but I always find inspiration in their songs. “Cosmic Charlie” is one of their songs, it’s possibly about an old hippy named Charlie that took too much LSD, I just really like the tune!
When I was like 7, I heard and fell in love with I Am The Walrus by The Beatles. I remember listening to the radio with my old-school cassette recorder, when a song I liked came on, I quickly hit record and listened very quietly until the end of the song. Push stop, rewind and hope it turned out. It was usually a terrible recording, but that was the way it was.
Anyway, I recorded I Am The Walrus, and played it a thousand times before the tape eventually broke. Thing is, I had no idea who sang the song. I don’t know how long it was until I stumbled across the song while listening to my parents albums, I was shocked and delighted to learn it was the Beatles!
From there on out, I have always been drawn to the weird, the different, the obscure, the abstract. This is true of my taste in music, men, and my art.
If you are wondering what this story has to do with Blue Jay Way the painting, absolutely nothing. It just made me think about The Beatles and how they were perhaps, my first introduction to abstract art!?
24″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas