Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I'm going to keep working on this idea.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fatal Flaw?

I tried painting on silk yesterday and I am happy with the way that they look. But I think they are too stiff to wear. They feel more like Gortex than silk. I am going to try soaking them in Fabric Softner, maybe dry clean? to get them soft. I am using acrylic paints and an acrylic fabric medium. I don't want to go the using dyes and a steamer route that makes for soft silk painting. I want to use the acrylics that I am familiar with. Maybe I should try painting on another material? I do enjoy them hanging from the light fixture in the sunlight though. Any ideas?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Art Walk

Hey facebook fans! I am showing for the ArtWalk this Friday night in the Sun City Center at SCORE. It is in conjunction with an Environmental Film Festival Downtown. Let me know you are a fan and I will give you an 8.00 discount on a 28.00 print. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another one

I did one more late last night for the Open Air Arts event. I did this from a boat ride sketch that I did on Saturday. It is more illustrative rather than the painterly methods I was intending to explore. But it's fun and I can see doing this type of illustration for hire. I didn't put it in for the judging.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Open Air Arts Judging

This is the work that I have produced since last Wednesday for the Open Air Arts event in Melrose, FL. I have to choose just one of these for the judging and pick one category: either painting or mixed media. I am really happy with my experience. Having to produce so much so quickly made me experiment with my materials and use new methods of painting. Things that I want to explore further. It was like going to a workshop; really beneficial. I met some interesting people too. The closing gala will be so much fun to see all the work that they created. I feel it was all worth while. The only reason I want to win an award is to cover the supplies that I bought. It is really hard to choose just one. What do you think?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Affordable Products

I have been racking my brain this week trying to figure out a product that would be affordable and still worth my time to do it. I think it is impossible in a gallery shop with the high commissions. Having a shop on Etsy.com and selling some things like pillows with my images printed on them is feasible. I painted a lampshade this week and I want to experiment with different materials like parchment lampshades. I would need to offer this large hand-painted lampshade for 95.00.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Teaching Mondrian

I have been teaching Mondrian to preschoolers this week and have been truly inspired by their creations. I love it when a plan comes together.

Friday, March 05, 2010

New Paintings

With these I was trying to limit my colors and think more about playing with the consistency of the paint. I am also still working with organic shapes.

I have a new proposition brewing about using my images on home apparel. Would you like to see this in your home on a placemat? Mirror imaged for two pillow cases?