This beautiful plant appeared on its own outside my studio. I had never planted the big bag of seeds that I had harvested from last year. My artist friend Stephanie Roberts- Camello had given me her seeds and I had them blooming in my garden last year...but somehow this one tiny seed made it into the soil. I will be sure to plant more next year! I have lots of seeds if anyone wants some.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I made a shocking discovery in my studio today- in my paint water bottle ( I have no sink in my studio so I bring water out in empty seltzer bottles) there was a drowned mouse. eeeew!
TOTALLY freaked me out.
I will cap those bottles from now on!
I hate mousetraps...but I can't tolerate these new tenants!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This one started with a sketch from a tiny book of medieval art.
This is a mosaic from Ravenna called
"St. Apollinaris and the Transfiguration"
I changed it and took a lot of liberties,
There is no end to the sources of imagery!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
My friend Tori told me there was an island in the lake- a magical place- and I painted it out of my head from her description... then we later paddled the kayaks out to see it and it truly lived up to my expectations. Steps from the water leading up to the house, tiki torches all around- I can imagine it's a special place for those lucky ones who own it. Shangra-la.....
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
It was a cool way to work. I set up my easel on the screen porch overlooking the beautiful lake, and gathered up the ideas around me- rather than actually setting out to paint what I saw. It was challenging and liberating at the same time.
I have a lot of canvases going in my studio right now!