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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sharing Risa Love Mirror




New piece inspired by the quote:
"To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world".
Heather Cortez
This is not only for pet owners, but for parents, teachers etc.
Reverse glass painting, mirror, turquoise.

"Here Comes The Sun" Mosaic


Sun images. 
 This one is 18" .
The next two will be smaller and maybe one teeny one for a mirror. All will be slightly different!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bat Night Magic





Bats are fascinating and there are always many flitting in the night at the park where I walk Risa. It's great the way they catch the bugs in flight and they are very small, barely the size of a  child's hand.
They make twilight a magical time - the in between time of light and dark with Maxfield Parrish blue colored skies and twinkling stars.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Art Fair




Well today I am officially registered for my first art fair at a lovely place. Starting a new venture. Everyone I have spoken to is so positive about this show that I can't wait. Between now and Nov. 14- 15  I have to generate as much work as possible.
Two other venues have also invited me to their  shows so I am very busy. 
After meeting to pay the deposit on my booth and get the info on my spot I was so high, happy that when I stopped by Safeway I told the checker about  my happy circumstances and she congratulated me with a BIG MAPLE DOUGHNUT  "on the house"! - Yuumm! Will enjoy it with espresso Now!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mermaid finished!



The streamlined, kelp mermaid La Sirena is finished and framed. The frame (not shown) complements the painting. Will get better picture and replace this one!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

La Sirena Progess 3


Home stretch - almost finished. This is a critical part of the painting, the final background. It is a one time deal - once applied that's pretty much it. The only way to correct in this technique is by removal thru razor or solvent and redoing. At this stage the whole painting will be covered with the background of the undersea water. So careful planning on colors, then several layers of painting to create luminosity. Layering the paint colors is how shading and depth is created - usually 2 - 4 layers per element. 
This is how the Sea Turtle was created and this painting is part of the Sea of Cortez series - part fantasy, part reality; what is often referred to as 'urban fantasy'.
She is adorned in kelp and the green surrounds her like the kelp beds with the orange Garibaldi and sea turtles (inhabitants of kelp) as her escorts.