The weather has really changed from 90 degrees Monday to 50 today! It's been a crazy week. My son Sam had an overnight sleep study in Boston which unfortunately ended abruptly and required driving him home at midnight. Very stressful and disappointing since Sam sleeps an average of 3 to 4 hours a night and have been looking for answers for years. We will soldier on because that's what we have to do. I will never give up hope and having the most amazing family behind me makes it possible.
I am going to work on both a portrait style piece and a still life next. I have a few canvases going at once today! I am still contemplating a few gallery offers as opposed to selling directly online. I don't feel I can do both realistically. I do enjoy the one to one with my clients however I want to work much larger which requires a presentation that only a gallery can provide. Beauty is in the details and photo's don't always tell the whole story. A lot to think about but for now I will just paint. Original paintings have actually become a wonderful special occasion gift to give for a life time. Art is right up there with fine china, crystal and it appreciates in value. Thanks for stopping by and I should be posting some progress soon!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Completed on 9-26-2017. The Paris Apartment is 16x20 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides. I've never been to Paris but I've been asked to exhibit in a gallery there in 2018. Pretty exciting but a lot to consider. It would mean creating a body of work and not selling directly to my clients which I love doing. I have time to think about it but for now I am happy to share this newest piece with you all. I am loving these colors!
For sale on my website
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Completed on 9-14-2017 12x16 on a cradled wood panel with painted sides. My son Sam has "far way eyes. " Although I am not ready to attempt his portrait I think I captured his eyes here. I decided to paint a chipmunk after reviewing many of the old masters. I love the idea of combining nature and beautiful object. For sale on my website and etsy shop.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
I have read that every painting is really a self portrait. I always incorporate fragments of my life and mind so, I can see that to be true. This painting required extra time and a long weekend getting in the way. It's 18x24 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides. I had so many titles in mind as I was working on it but this one seemed just right.
Available on my website. Happy September.