Tuesday, August 31, 2010

when my art speaks for itself

Teeny Tiny Art Show VII piece:
"Annabelle Adams and the Case of Where I left my Heart"
8x10" acrylic and watercolor on coffee-stained paper
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes --and ships-- and sealing wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
-Lewis Carroll

Sunday, August 29, 2010

antony and cleopatra of english literature

Teeny Tiny Art Show VII piece:
"January Epstein and the Secret of the Lost Sonnet"
8x10" acrylic and watercolor on coffee-stained paper
I hope you're all having a beautiful end of august!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I want to know everything you want me to know.

love nest #3: the north end in winter.
Tonight I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sunday I am moving to my new room. It's in my same apartment, but much larger with more windows, including a beautiful bay window, and a fireplace mantel. I can't wait to get it all set up.
Happy almost-saturday, everyone!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

a lavender sparrow

Jezebel Lee and the Case of the Seven Spangles
Teeny Tiny Art Show VII piece
acrylic and watercolor on coffee-stained paper
Another one of my pieces for the Tiny Show at Three Graces. More to come soon!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

lucky number seven

The Teeny Tiny Art Show VII
opening: Friday, September 3rd
Three Graces Gallery
Portsmouth, NH
Yay! I always love getting the Tiny Art Show promos from Kim.
I hope you're all doing well! My scanner and photoshop have not been in working order for a while, but I hope to get to AIB soon to scan the work I've been doing this summer.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

notes from backyard at home

-watercolors circa 1940
-the mary statue in our backyard
-sweeping the deck of peanut shells with Grampa
-water stained handwriting
-waiting for autumn as patiently as I can
-squirrels in bird houses
-"I want to feel like a bird in a bird bath."
-the way this feels like back to school time
-hummingbird touching, she is long and elegant
-tree canopy
-window boxes adorning storage sheds
-newly gessoed masonite
-light reflections
-pools of water on canvas
-mockingbirds yelling at the cat in the yard
-the familiar ache for something spectacular to read
-the need for a song that fits this feeling
-leaves rustle, dog barking
-tall clumps of lilac, white with age now
-Sammies eating remaining peanuts
-our old tree house
-the time my sister and I saw the white hawk in the woods, on a branch at eye level

Monday, August 9, 2010

women with wooden/paper stars and moons

Hi, everyone!
I have been MIA for a while and I apologize. I'm going to get back into the swing of things by sharing some images I promised to share a while back (the inspiration for the moon/star paintings I did for the 6x6 show at charmingwall):
Lucille Ball performing
A type of image I love to collect (it's very specific and I always get so excited to find more and more of them) is that of a woman posing with man-made moons and stars. Most of these images come from the span of the victorian era through the flapper/jazz age, part of a slow and steady movement towards a more free and expressive lifestyle. I love the way they were incorporated into cabaret costumes as well as backdrops.
I have a fascination and love for opera sets, but celestial ones are by far my favorite. It's just something about the white on black, the graphic representation of something so organic and beautiful, and how women felt so beautiful against that setting.
I hope someday I can build something similar.
I hope you are all having a beautiful start to your week! I'll be back soon.