Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Several months ago photographer Kristin Teig came to my studio to, well, photograph. We spent several hours in the beautiful morning light, I, painting and trying to not be self conscious with a camera pointing (often) at me, and she, taking lots of beautiful photographs. She's put up a handful on her blog for you to see. I think she's done a wonderful job capturing the feeling of my space. Take a look! Kristin Teig: Creative Workspace

Monday, February 18, 2013

in progress...

Rather self-explanatary post, this one.  Here's an in progress picture of my latest Sebbie painting:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Yesterday's study

Yesterday I did a study of an orchid. It's been growing happily in my kitchen for weeks, and although I'd been meaning to do a study of it for a while, I hadn't. Yesterday was also the anniversary of a death of a friend. I'm sure I don't need to explain how life is rarely simple, how some anniversaries stick in our minds and hearts like glue while others fade away until we can barely remember the time of year, or what it was that really happened. Yesterday's anniversary was the glue sort. This painting is for you, Kat, in your memory.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

study of snow

I was working in the studio today but kept being distracted by the beautiful view out the window provided by this weekend's blizzard. I decided to take a quick break from my still life and do a study of the snowy work yard view out the window.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chicks, puppets and mermaids (or, What to paint during a blizzard)

Here are a few works in progress, well, nearly at the start really. I had a good day working on the new Sebbie piece; blizzards apparently make for very steady light in the studio, which was great for working, if not for being outside.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Show announcement!

Happy to announce the following two pieces will be included in this year's Salon International, hosted by Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.  Show details to follow.

June Bug Portraits

Sebbie and the Spyglass