Monday, December 10, 2007

The Tiny Dancer-SOLD

This was a small (10x10) oil on linen from 2004 or 2005. I was really into this blue at the time. I believe the base color was smalt. Not a color you would see everyday. It is an historic color that was used in past centuries. I get some really great historic paint colors from a paintmaker in Brooklyn, Robert Doak is his name. He makes some incredible paints!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

"Girl Stuff"-SOLD from 2002

Still working on commissions. This piece , "Girl Stuff", is somewhere in the southern US now and was painted in 2002. I love still life and do not do enough of them. I have always enjoyed working from this angle.

I have been very fortunate to be able to support myself with only the "brush" now, for the past 11 years. It is truly wonderful to be able to do what you love. There are a lot of trade offs to be able to do this (dogs instead of kids), a 1200 square foot home instead of a 5000 square foot house (that is considered average size for new homes in NJ)! Hey, I'd live in a yurt if I had to, just as long as I can get through this life painting!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Laid Back-SOLD

I am busy with commission work and thought I would post some older pieces that I have never shown before on the web or in the galleries I have been affiliated with over the years.
This was a commissioned piece I did about 3 or 4 years ago titled "Laid Back". This was a large oil on linen about five or six feet long.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I've been Tagged by Mike Bailey and Leslie Sealey

I have been tagged by Mike Bailey and Leslie Sealey. Thank-you for the thought!
Please visit both of these talented artists blogs and websites.
As far as tagging goes I cannot tag anyone I know because:

a. I think they would get really annoyed with me!
b. Most of the blogs I visit have already been tagged
c. A lot of my Artist Links have Websites not blogs

The rules for tagging goes as follows:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as wellas links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Well I have to pass on the last two but please visit the wonderful artists that I have links to.

Five facts about me:
1.I love ,love, love ,love to paint
2.I love, love, love, love GOOD chocolate
3.I really can't wait until January 2009
4.Give me a "69 fire engine red Karman Ghia any day
5.There is no one I would rather spend my time with then Michael Flood and Degasdude !

Monday, November 19, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Girl from Aberdeen-SOLD

Jo, a very interesting, young women from Scotland!

18x24 oil on linen
Contact: via my profile

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Limited Edition Prints

These three pieces plus "Lilly on a Grey Day " are available in limited editions of 300 each.

Allison From Above
Take Out
Three Red Paintings

Monday, November 5, 2007

Stella at Five-SOLD

Another oil on mylar in a continuing series of black and white paintings.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Siren

A very lovely young women from our little town on the Delware River in New Jersey.

The Siren 11x14 o/l

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Work

Here are a few new pieces.

The Art Dealer 10x8 o/l-SOLD

Lilly on a Grey Day II 8x10 o/l-SOLD

Michael Again 12x12 o/b-SOLD

Lilly on a Grey Day I 10x8 o/l -SOLD

Monday, October 8, 2007

Gabby Sings

Here is a photo of my extremely talented 13yr old singer/songwriting niece.
You must check out her myspace link. You will not be disappointed and truly amazed that so much can come out of someone so young!
I did a painting of her, Gabby at Seven, which you can see in an earlier post.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Missing Guinevere-NFS

She was a great lady and we miss her. Sixteen and a half years is a long time.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

More Work...Finally

Michael Unmasked w/ Greasepaint
24x18 oil on linen
My husband Michael, who is an excellent model, loaded with white greasepaint, a little black eye make-up and a black mask. He is just so fabulous!

Ali w/ Northern Song Scroll-SOLD
12x18 oil on board
Ali is another great model who I use often. She is wrapped up
in a big black (parachute material) coat and standing in front of a Chinese panel based on a scroll from the Northern Song Dynasty. She was actually standing in front of a white wall.
I would love to have the actual scroll but I would need just a bit more cash to own it!

Contact:via my profile

Monday, July 30, 2007

A Few More

Cornered 12x12 o/c -SOLD
Waiting in White 12x12 o/c-SOLD
Evening Promenade 8x10 o/c-SOLD
Landscape 12x12 o/l
The Dude II 12x6 o/b-SOLD

Contact:via my profile

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Monday, June 4, 2007

Friend of Mime-SOLD

A new painting from a series of theatrical/circus pieces I am starting in my new space.
To be continued....

Friday, May 18, 2007

New Studio Space

I have a new studio space in Frenchtown NJ located in the Eddy building at 34 Bridge Street , suite # 2 , above the launderette.
it is a to die for space. Nine hundred square feet and five floor to ceiling arched north light windows. A gorgeous loft!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Gabby at Seven I-SOLD

This is my very talented niece Gabriella at age seven. She is now thirteen and on her way to becoming a very accompolished singer/songwriter.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Tuesday's Child

I have been doing some oil paintings on mylar and this is the first piece. This is a self portrait based on a time long ago.

9x7 oil on mylar
Purchase: contact via my profile

Friday, April 20, 2007

One Hour from Love-SOLD

There is a story behind her and I will try to make it brief. A number of years ago I knew a very funny man (an artist)"J". He popped into my studio to tell my friend and I that he was "one hour from love, one hour from love" over and over. He was having a drink with this remarkable women ( that he met through an ad in the paper) in an hour. I asked if they have seen photo's of each other and they had not. "J" looks like Rasputin, beard and all, not the best looking but interesting if your into that sort of thing and he dressed like an Edwardian musketeer. He also had a very deliberate, theatrical way of speaking. He sounded english but not quite and he was not. A character through and through.
Anyway the hour rolled around and I offered to give him a ride across the river's bridge to meet this women by the gate to this well known B&B. I dropped him off a block or two from the location. As I drove by the place there she stood in this green "60's" coat with a fur collar , red hair , smoking a cigarette and very exotic. No way was this going to work. I went around a few blocks and who do I see walking down Main Street but "J" by himself. I pulled over , he came to my car and said "well... she may not know what she wants , but.... she definately knows what she DOESN'T want".. he laughs and continued, " I said hello...she was ravishing ....and she said "oh no this won't work" turned around and walked away. He laughed again (he was use to this sort of thing) and took my friend and I out for a drink and that night met a local women at the bar and married her two years later. He was actually three hours from love.
I was reminded of this when I saw a very similar coat in a thrift store a few weeks back and had to paint it!

Purchase: contact via my profile- SOLD

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Degas -SOLD

A 5x7 oil on linen of my Degas, an eight year old terrier/lab mix. If you know the classic traits of these two breeds you can just imagine the handful this little guy can be. Wouldn't change him for the world!