Friday, October 31, 2008


I recently read an article in Art Calendar that really made me think about the way I felt when I created this painting. The title is "Demand Grandeur" by Eric Maisel, Ph.D and I highly recommend it. It makes note that when we listen to music, see a movie or gaze at a work of fine art, we are transported to another place. This is not about grand in the traditional sense. It is about demanding of ourselves something out of the ordinary, bolder, more powerful, even if it is something that is serene; what is behind it?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

In the Pink Glow

For some reason I love to paint in series. There is something about the flow and feelings that starts evolving as I create these works of art. This is a 24 x 24 size and It is indeed similar to the three 12 x 12 's I have stacked vertically and placed on a corner diagonal wall. I am now in the final stages of my ARTichokes painting. It is getting some very interesting texture at the horizon line which I love to see.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Morning Haze

This is one of my latest paintings, "Morning Haze" paired with blue treasures from friends and family. Alongside I placed a great find from Steve Rogers sale from his booth at The Mission Road Antiques Mall. A favorite haunt for Mrs. Blandings. This is a fairly narrow hallway, so the oriental chest is not very wide, and I think it works!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The More I Paint....

I began this painting last night. I was with a group that loves painting together at a great art space in my area called ARTichokes! They have classes for all ages, Open Studio, all kinds of fun things for kids. The partners have a come together with a very special concept for creativity.

This art is in it's 1st phase. I have a few thoughts on where it might lead to, however the mystery and magic of Abstract art is that it may go in an entirely different direction from where it started!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Serene Sky

As you have seen from my posts and art slideshow, I love color, vivid, vibrant bursts of it. Sometimes though I need a little serenity and calm. This oil painting ...just finished! I will create another similar in a larger size, and donate this one to a fundraiser for St. Thomas Aquinas High School It is 18 x 22 and I picture a fairly simple silver gilded frame around it although it could go with an ornate frame for a very traditional setting.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Live your Life! Love your Life!

Make it your Own

I will occasionally show images from my tiny abode. I have mentioned before that I am now in a condominium with limited space. It feels so good though and I love changing my rooms around and sometimes it may just be a change of art or moving a piece of furniture to another spot. As in Eddie Ross' post, fall entertaining, even on a small scale gives us pause to enjoy the new autumn season and colors. I will get out some of my favorite fall objects' tonight.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Month Of Pink

Sharon's Honor
I know how many of you are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a painting I have done in honor of my cousin Sharon, who fought the disease valiantly for several years. I miss her very much as she and another cousin Judy were and are my mentors.
In the Kansas City area please donate to the Back in the Swing organization. They fund programs to assist those with breast cancer, several organizations and hospitals, including Cancer Action. It is a wonderful center for anyone needing help both in ways both physical and spiritual.

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