Sunday, September 22, 2013

Champagne bottle



I'm showing you some older paintings, while I paint something new.
I like this oldie.....is it because there's so much red, a favorite color of mine?  Or is it because it's a simple bottle of Champagne?  Or maybe it's because champagne is always a celebration 
or happy occasion drink at my house......anyways, I thought I'd share.

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

workshop painting




I painted this one at a workshop in Scottsdale, AZ ...last year?  The year before?
I can't remember...but The Scottsdale Artists' School is a great place to go to learn from some pretty amazing artists.  There are a lot of artists... with different styles and mediums to choose from.
Something for everyone!

Thank you for looking!



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Night paintings.....



"Midnight Call"

I love the quiet mystery of night paintings. 
Night time is full of mystery to me.  Walking my dog at night....passing by 
homes and warm light glowing in the windows.  I imagine families settled in for 
the night, kids are doing their school work, families are watching 
movies together, a romantic evening for couples.....I let my imagination drift.

I was alone, on a trip to Washington, a few years back, 
and this lonely phone booth looked like a beacon, 
trying to draw me in......call your husband, he misses you..... 

I went back to my hotel room and called him on my cell phone!  What was I thinking?
How romantic to call him at this phone booth.....
So I painted it.  
Next time I'll call him from the phone booth, and paint it!







Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tavern







Still life paintings....














  
Both of these paintings have gone to a good home!
I love when that happens.
I'm ready to paint a few more paintings of women...maybe even another self portrait.
Painting myself takes a lot of pressure off.  I don't mind what I paint and I have all the time in the world.

Thank you for looking!



Thursday, September 5, 2013

A sneak peak.....




I just got done hanging a small collection of paintings at 
here in Anchorage, Alaska.

The paintings are for sale and on display for the month of September.
Tomorrow night is a small reception from 5pm until 8pm.
I've heard there will be truffles...chocolates and drinks at this little soiree!
Painless....

Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Chrome....



"Chrome"
16" x 20"  oil

This is my idea of an abstract painting.  
When I get in real close to something I love and 
paint just a portion of it.

I loved the color of this car and that glowing tail light....all the yummy chrome.
Well...it was a joy to paint.

Thank you for looking!



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bar and Lounge




"Bar and Lounge"
30" x 40"  oil

I reworked a painting from last year.
I like this version much...much...better.

The painting hidden underneath was the same sign, but during daylight hours...
hmm......what's the point.  I really only enjoy neon when it's glowing at night,
so this feels like a big improvement.

Thank you for looking.