Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Recently completed ...

With Sturdy Shoes: The Volunteer
acrylic on canvas
30" x 24"

I've reached the 20 painting goal!

Here's the latest from my easel.
Community Volunteer With Sturdy Shoes
40" x 30"

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Winged Mother With Sturdy Shoes #5: A Moment to Breathe

Here's a detail from the painting I finished today - this work was begun months ago and then set aside as I worked on larger paintings. It is painted on a small wooden cradle panel with the painting continuing over the edges onto the four sides. The figure is cut out of wood so that she appears to be floating above the landscape. Like Winged Mother #3, this figure is anchored to her house by her hair.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

You'll find me in the studio ...

I am delighted to report that I sold two paintings from the Sturdy Shoes series today.

I'll be in the studio for most of the next week finishing off several canvases, including 7 wee ones and a 30" x 40" one that I started yesterday, (I was feeling energized yesterday!) and also the large one that I've been working on for a few weeks.

Wish me focus!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Another art quote ...

"I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music."
~ Joan Miro

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tippy-Toe Prayer #3

Acrylic on canvas,
24" x 12" x 1 1/2"

Finished today.

Today's Art Quote

"A line is a dot that went for a walk." ~ Paul Klee

Monday, May 15, 2006


This morning as I was watering the garden just outside my studio door, I heard a rustling sound and as I looked up into the evergreen clematis vines I saw movement. Taking a step closer, I saw that a robin was settling into a nest it had built in the clematis, dead centre above my studio door. How delightfully serendipitous - I've been painting robins into my works for the past 8 months and here was one making its home within a few feet of my easel. I feel blessed today.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Detail Photos

With Sturdy Shoes: Mother of One

With Sturdy Shoes: Dreamer of Three

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Today's quote

"A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places."
~ Paul Gardner

How true! It's often difficult to take a painting off the easel because it could use just one more little dab of colour here ... and a little sharper detail there ... and maybe I'll just redo that bit ... oops, now it doesn't look quite right ... I think I should undo the redo ... ahhhh, now that's so much better ... but ... oh ... maybe just one more little dab of colour here ...

Friday, May 05, 2006

Art Quote of the day ...

"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Pablo Picasso

Thursday, May 04, 2006

With Sturdy Shoes: Mother of Two

I've been doing some serious spring cleaning this week, and so my art practice has taken a back seat to my efforts at feng shui.

I did, however, manage to finish this small painting that I started several months ago and had set aside in favour of larger works.