Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Little Bird

This painting is new. Not only is the paint still wet, but it is new to me in the sense of experimenting with new techniques. So new, in fact, that I'm not quite able to articulate yet what the painting, or even the techniques used to create it, mean to me. Over the weekend I had over 125 people in my studio, many of whom offered their observations to me: powerful, mesmerizing, revealing, phasing. My favorite though was ethereal. I like this one because more than any other painting I have done, this one is all about the muse; the girl, who is herself ethereal. She is delicate in a way that is too perfect for this world. And it took a delicate hand to translate this onto canvas.

"Little Bird"
30" x 30" acrylic and grease pencil on paper mounted board

If you would like to watch a time lapse of this painting being created, you can check it out here:

If you would like to watch a video of me attempting to articulate about the painting, you can check that one out too.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Estate Sale

Eleven years ago I won an ward at our prestigious Sooke Fine Art Show. It was my first big art award, which included a gift certificate to an art store. I treated myself to a large, thick canvas, on which I painted the first of many self portraits. I loved this painting, and had never intended to sell it. But alas, they don't call us starving artists for nothing. With small children to feed, I was forced to sell this painting. I was never sad because this painting went to the best home possible; an avid art collector and president of an arts council. Recently, this lovely woman has had to sell her estate, and my paintings have found their way home again. She has asked that I resell my paintings for her. Sadly, I still fit the bill for a starving artist and cannot afford to buy them for myself. So, my loss is your gain.

30" x 30" acrylic on canvas
$500 Estate Sale

14" x 26" Framed
$350 Estate Sale

"Fumblin' With the Blues"
16" x 16"
$300 Estate Sale