Thursday, March 29, 2012

Te he he

Sometimes I get so excited about a new painting, or even just the idea for a new painting, that I get all silly and giggly, bouncing up and down like a little kid in a toy store (or, really, for that matter, me in a toy store).  This is definitely one of those times.  So, while I'm really still at the block-in stage, I couldn't resist sharing.

Lessons learned so far: 
A, rib cages not covered in skin are wicked hard to draw--I knew this, was well aware of this in the good ol' days of anatomy class, but had forgotten.
B, I had no idea what the inside of a bird looked like.  I'd been around plenty of them, I thought I did know, but definitely did not.
C, birds evolved from dinosaurs.  The more I look at the chicken, the more I see a raptor-type critter.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I've been asked so often if I sell prints of my work, and for the longest time the answer has been no.  It seemed like so much time to dedicate to finding someone to make prints of a quality I approved, time I could have spent painting.  The catch, however, was that I was worried that I was pricing my paintings beyond the means of those who might love them most, and while, happily, my paintings sell, I kept hearing the refrain, "I really love your work, but..."  So, I've finally caved, and have had prints of some of my work made. They are now available on Etsy.  I hope they find happy homes, as my paintings have.