"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fan Mail!

Mailed off yesterday to Alabama as a gift for an admiring fan. Thank you for your support, Blaire!

And a short family update - had a visit from Adam (my shockingly handsome genius paramedic son!) here in Reno a few weekends ago. Here he is with his girlfriend Tera. He loved Reno - we had spectacular weather for his visit and showed him some of the local sights. It was great fun and I hope he comes back soon. 

Kimberly (my gorgeous, brilliant, ambitious CPA Senior Manager daughter!) is currently on a two week vacation trekking throughout Europe with her husband Ted (brilliant, handsome genius District Attorney in San Diego!).They have been to Amsterdam, Paris, Rome - headed to Prague next and having a wonderful time!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thinking Big - 30 x 30

A new start today and a glimpse into another corner of my new studio.  My next project is to get some kind of lighting system. I have wonderful consistent northern light all day but need to be able to paint after the sun goes down!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Toulouse Complete

I thought I would warm up today by placing a few well considered strokes on  my Toulouse Lautrec painting - and ended up spending several hours refining and finishing! I consider it done now and will move on to my next subject. I have posted the finished piece and a close up of the figures. Each brushstroke gave me so much pleasure today - just concnetrating hard on shape, color and value without concern for the subject. This canvas may be too raw but I feel I am on my way again - and its a good feeling!