Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Break in Spring

I'll be away from the studio for the next month, teaching art. If I get a chance I'll post some of the things we make. I'm going to refresh my silkscreen skills and try looking at the world in flat shapes for a change.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hiding in White

How strange to carry on with daily life with one part of my brain while another part tries to come to terms with the things happening around the world this week. The heartbreaking news from Japan. The bravery and suffering in Libya. And I hide away in my studio taking solace in the peace of white paint and gentle shadows.

This painting is two feet square and is on canvas, so it is softly textured.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

High Winds. Heavy Rain.

There is a high wind warning today. And continued heavy rain. For those in Seattle who are fed up, like me, you can look at the cherry blossom from my post on February 26th last year. I could use some of those right now. Hurry up please spring.
At least I am not tempted to get out into the garden and can spend my time painting.

Rabbit Study

I am so pleased with this little study. It is painted on clayboard so it is very shiny and smooth and I painted many layers of glaze to get the white super white and the shading very delicate. I don't think this glowing look translated to the computer. In real life it almost has the look of egg tempera. It is eight inches square. I'll hang it at Homegrown for sale though I will be sad to part with it. It has no narrative. Just pretty.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Great Divide

I'm still working on chickens and I enjoy their round shapes. The rabbits are sweet but they are looking at the chicken as though she doesn't belong in their garden. I think she is wondering the same thing.

I indulged myself by painting some peonies, even though they aren't in season. I need them right now.