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Sweet Interruptions

May 5, 2017

It’s such a joy to spend time in the studio with no interruptions — except, of course, from the dog and cat. I think those interruptions are a given. Just as I get settled with my music and my papers out on the table, the kitty sits down and stares up at me, asking me if I forgot something. No, I didn’t forget. It wasn’t time for her to eat, but tell that to her. So I feed the cat and sit back down to my work table. Five minutes later, here comes the dog asking to go outside. But no, I don’t dare sit back down, because in five more minutes she’s going to want back in again.

In the middle of all that, I did manage to get three new collages done. By the time I finished these three, I was on a roll and wanted to keep going. But now it’s supper time. Theses are already listed in my Etsy shop.

And here are the fur children who make my life more complicated than it could be, and more joyful than it would be without them!

Taking a Collage Break

April 25, 2017

I call it a collage break, because that’s how it feels. I love playing with paper more than just about anything creative that I do. So here are the new ones I’ve done over the past few days.

These are all four inches square. I like this size and format a lot. A frame much larger than four inches is a nice presentation for these little ones.

Here are some random pictures of my favorite things, hand painted and purchased collage papers. I hope they inspire you!

Visit my Etsy shop to see these collages and more.

Some Small Works on Paper

April 5, 2017

Small works are a joy to do. They are possible to create in just about any available space, and working in water media keeps everything simple. Two of these three are gouaches, a medium I absolutely love. The colors are soft, velvety, and vibrant. And of course, they can also serve as studies for larger works. These three are not new, but I have newly posted them to my Etsy shop.

Messages – gouache on paper, image size 4 x 6 inches

Square One – acrylics on paper, image size 5 x 7 inches

X Marks the Spot – gouache on paper, image size 5 x 7 inches

A Stroll Through the Studio and a Work in Progress

March 29, 2017

Strolling through the studio this morning, getting inspired to start another painting session. Thinking about some small works to keep the momentum going. Sometimes it’s good to work small just to stay loose. But not yet. First I want to work on the latest painting in progress, which I showed in a previous post. I have unfortunately let it get away from me just a little, and I now need to bring back some of the light, air and space.

Here is the current state. I like it when I look at it as is, but I like the earlier pictures better.

 

Here’s a little studio inspiration. Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

Note: For a look at all works currently for sale, please visit my Etsy shop. I’ve combined all of my paintings and collage into one place.

Can’t Get Enough Color

March 23, 2017

Color keeps calling me right now, so I will go with it. Yesterday I worked on a new canvas, 24 x 30 inches, which turns out to be a great size. I want the colors to sing, like the music in the background as I’m painting.

This is just a beginning, but I’m liking what’s happening with it. My tendency is to go too far, so I’m trying to keep it spontaneous and fresh. Wish me luck.