Monday, May 31, 2010

beautiful paintings

I just discovered a website of one of my former professors in college (Savannah College of Art and Design), Sandra Reed. She was completely inspirational and so encouraging. I remember at the end of one of our classes she showed us an amazing drawing she had done of a woman standing next to a tree with striking high contrast and brilliant highlights. Her paintings that she has on her site are wonderful as well. I am so inspired by architecture and the simple shapes that are found in them. Her paintings have such an ethereal light sense and capture a particular feeling that remind me of when I lived in Savannah, GA. The bridge paintings bring me back to the painting department at SCAD. Such a familiar sight, those large grey pillars under the bridge.
Here's the link to her site:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

trading art


So, this amazing jewelry artist, Martin Greywolf Murphy and I traded art today. He adopted my painting "Elephant City" and I adopted his beautiful necklace, complete with a stone he collected on his travels. You have to check out his other jewelry! http://spangybling.com/ They are amazing pieces. Also, if you are in Orlando, check out his tent at the International Fringe Festival. He is selling all sorts of jewelry and musical instruments, and he is hosting some of my paintings that are also for sale (Thank you Greywolf!!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

thanks shelley!

My painting "I remember you" was featured in Shelley Macdonald's blog in "the art of remembrance". Shelley also has an etsy shop with beautiful stainless steel and colored bead pieces (salad servers, cheese knives, desk sets, jewelry, etc). Actually they remind me of pieces sold in a little art shoppe I used to work in called Island Style. Many years ago they used to have a store in Orlando, but now you have to visit Key West or Sanibel Island. Sometimes just the word "remembering" sends me into a trance filled with streams of memories.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

sometimes sketching...


...is the only thing to do. I am playing around with exaggerated figures and foreshortening with pencil. My next project is going to be hunting for recycled materials to paint on; pieces of old furniture, discarded wood, that sort of thing. I suppose the hunt will become a part of my process. Maybe I will document it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

art continued...


I am still working on the same pieces, adding as I go. I am working to get ready for an Art Bizarre at Austin's Coffee in Orlando, FL next Friday from 6-9 pm. If you get a chance, you should swing by and check it out!