Friday, October 2, 2015

Songbird Returns- new painting-SOLD

I am always inspired by the brilliant still life's of the great artists of the past. In particular the classical, dramatic  back drops and settings.  This painting pays tribute with a twist.  I enjoy recreating objects from these works and bringing them into my world.  I also learn a few things along the way.  This painting is 8x10 created on a wood cradled panel with painted sides. I imagine this would make a beautiful holiday gift not mention wedding.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend. Click the link to view on my website.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Art Collector-

"The collector is an artist in his own way, by the way he puts things together. You can read a person's soul from their collection." SOLD
- Ayers Tarantino, Art and Antiques, Dec 2008

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Art and Quote of the day ~

Art and Quote of the day/SOLD

 "One can speak poetry just by arranging colors well. "  Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, September 25, 2015

St. Francis Of Assisi-new painting

Completed on 9-25 painted on a birch wood panel with painted sides.  St. Francis has wide appeal with both the animal connection and of course his story.  We had a Giotto poster of him growing up  at the entrance to our basement that I loved and my mother became a member of the Franciscan order when I was a teenager.    Another connection would be that my son Sam's school is located at a former Franciscan seminary.   I've painted different versions over the past 5 years.
St. Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. After a care free youth, he turned his back on inherited wealth and committed himself to God. Like many early saints, he lived a very simple life of poverty, and in so doing, gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. He established the rule of St Francis, which exists today as the Order of St. Francis, or the Franciscans. He died in 1226, aged 44.                         

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Not promoting any of my work, just wanted to express gratitude this morning for many things that are"going right."  As many of you know my son Samuel now 21 years old, who has both autism, ulcerative colitis, and a cerebellum disorder  is  transitioning to an adult residence after 7 difficult years in a residential school.   We have made some big changes in his diet and therapies and he is having a much better 2015 so far. The staff has been amazing and loving all along.  I really need to stop and reflect on the improvements because to the average person they may not seem like much, but to us, a smile, a hug, allowing staff to brush his teeth, using his communication book appropriately to request something instead of self injury is huge and makes my heart soar. We still have a long way to go but I am grateful to see the world in a different way and will never give up improving his life. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Emperor's New King-New painting

SOLD/Completed on 9-18.  I've been really into Chinoiserie style again.  I find the fabrics and wall coverings so intriguing. I can truly express my love of design and color when I create this type of painting. I originally was going to call this just The Emperor's New clothes but then my husband said since I had the King Caviler pup in there that I should call it The Emperor's New Dog but I decided King would be perfect and sort of confusing as the same time.! This piece is 11x14 painted on a cradled birchwood panel with painted sides.  Thanks for stopping by my work. View it on my website by click on the link.....

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Inside Out- New Painting

Completed on 9-12 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides. I have always loved the bold contrasts. Blending interiors, landscapes, objects and animals. Love G. Stubbs (: