Thursday, 31 December 2009

Oh Hake Brush, I <3 You

This is a prototype of a painting I'm working on for the opening. I had read about an artist who blended oils with Hake brushes, so I went down to the store to grab one (they're like $3) and wouldn't you know it. Better than a fan brush, the lines blur and soften like melted butter. I'm so in love with this technique.

I will definitely play around with this more!

Sunday, 27 December 2009


I'm trying to finish up some of my unfinished projects laying around. I started this as a watercolor almost two years ago, then added gouache and ink to brighten it. It's a combination of Byzantium Mary images and Mayan dress and colors....A picture of what I think the true vision of Guadeloupe must have been like. Sadly, I don't have a picture of the initial painting. It would have been nice to see how it transformed. Anyway, this will leave me some space to work on my new stuff.Oh, and yes there is a small leaf that blew onto the picture while I was taking this outside. I would have taken another one if it wasn't a million degrees below zero right now!!

11" x 14" Gouache & Ink

Saturday, 26 December 2009

New Year - New Goals

I decided I'm going to try to do this opening before I leave this summer. It will be called "One Last Love Affair With Columbus" - a tribute to this amazing city that I'm leaving. I have 17 works on the shelf that need to be completed, matted, and framed. Along with that I have to rent space, get my website up and running, and market this party.

Well, a new year signifies new beginnings so I took the first step to frame my first piece.

(16 more to go...)

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Storm Over Columbus

16" x 36" (oil on canvas)

I think I'm about finished with this piece. I might touch it up later, but for now, I think I'm done....