Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Odd Man Out" revisited




















6 x 6" oil on canvas panel SOLD

Gosh, I feel like a broken record. I'm STILL not
able to paint! Hope you don't mind seeing yet
another painting from a while back until I can
get my
brush in gear.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Egg & Ginger Tea" for Japan




















6 x 6" oil on canvas panel SOLD

This is my submission for the daily paintworks Japan
challenge. All of the proceeds from this painting will
go to the Japanese Red Cross. You can bid on the
painting at the DPO site. I painted this a few months
ago but thought it
fit the "Home" theme since it includes
my Mom's antique teacup which is very special to me.
I love knowing that the
proceeds are going to
such a worthy cause.


The bid for this painting starts at $75.00. There are many
beautiful
paintings on the site. Together we can give a little
relief to the grief in Japan!

Friday, March 18, 2011

"Sliced Pears" revisited




















6 x 6 oil on canvas panel  SOLD

Yep...still crazy around here, so I'm posting yet
another older painting. 2 more days of moving my
sister, then a garage sale, then hopefully I'll be
able to get back to painting sometime next week.

Although I didn't get a chance to participate in this
weeks DPW Challenge, "The Color Of White", I
thought I would at least post a painting that reflects
the subject. I am bummed at missing this one since
reflecting patterns in shiny objects is sort of my thing.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Modi"




















8 x 10" graphite on paper nfs

This is a drawing of my gorgeous friend, Modi. I did it
years ago before I ever thought about painting or Blogging.
I am so glad I took the opportunity to draw her, here in her
native Ethiopian dress, because we've lost
touch over the
years.
She has the most incredible bone structure of anyone
I've ever known!
I always told her she reminded me of the
model Iman although she modestly never
acknowledged her
own striking beauty.


I am back to posting older work again for a while. What a
crazy year it's been already! This week and next I'm helping
my sister and brother-in-law
pack and move. That girl has
some
stuff! The entire day yesterday was spent going through
her
clothes closets and prying hangers from her fingers. In the
end, I must say, she did very well and let go of a stack that

piled 4 feet high, some of which dated back to the 80's.


I was the fortunate recipient of some of the wardrobe
she was purging. I've always called her my Fairy Godmother
because she has outfits for any occasion imaginable. Luckily
for me,
we wear the same size. I, on the other hand, am a
Minimalist
and have what I call "uniforms"...mainly covered in
paint. I wear
the same old things over and over and over and
over until they
either wear out or get paint on them, then I buy
more. I thoroughly
expect those rude people from "What Not To
Wear" to show up on my
doorstep and abduct me along with
my hideous clothes!