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New Paintings Fresh From The Studio

January 7, 2009


Ritual 21, Acrylic Abstract Painting on cradled panel, 8 x 8 x 2″

This painting is another one from the Rituals series. I’m enjoying the idea of rituals. Rituals help me get into the groove of painting.

This past ten days or so have been busy in the studio, and it’s so nice to be able to look at brand new work for a while before it goes out the door. Because I decided not to procrastinate and wait till I had to have these, I’ll have ample time to finish off the sides, put the wires on, and photograph and inventory each one properly.



View of my dining room table

I hope to remember this nice feeling, and can learn to avoid the usual self-inflicted pain of slamming up against deadlines.


While I’ve been glued to the studio, an armadillo or two,  or who knows – – maybe a whole family of them — have dug underneath my fence and established a subterranean condo. This is a really serious problem that must be addressed. Any ideas out there?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2009 11:26 am

    The paintings look amazing – and how wonderful to be so organsied and ahead of yourself. Good on you 🙂
    It must be incredible to see armadillos in the flesh. Are they a danger to your dogs? Or do they just ruin the garden and create holes for you to trip up in?

  2. January 7, 2009 11:32 am

    Thank you Cath! As for the armadillos, they are always comical to see in person. Fortunately my dogs haven’t yet encountered one. They come in under the fence at night and do their digging for grubs — holes about two inches in diameter and just about as deep. Of course there are times when the dogs have to go out during the night, but so far no meetings. I don’t think they would hurt each other. We’ve had ‘possums too.

  3. January 7, 2009 12:52 pm

    I am particularly intrigued by the one with the orange circles. Don’t you just feel rich in art?

  4. January 7, 2009 12:59 pm

    I do, Leslie! If you only knew! You should see my studio inventory of realllly big canvases!

  5. January 7, 2009 1:25 pm

    I find your small pieces very appealing. I’m always attracted to layers and surface complexity. When this can be achieved in a little work it is so inviting for the viewer.

    It’s always so fulfilling to see your hard work together in one place. I just added your blog to my blog list and I’ve been happily going through the past posts.

  6. January 7, 2009 2:56 pm

    Hi Martha,

    I consulted the humane society’s website and it has an interesting part about the armadillo looking for food, then moving on – here is the link

    perhaps you have a welcome visitor who may inspire you in your art?
    whilst eating some ants and airing the earth in the garden before moving on?

    kind regards,

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