Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Hens

"The Hens" a painting of urban backyard chickens is finished.

36"x36" oil on canvas


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Embroidery - Slow and Sweet

Spending some quality needletime with the crow quilt.

Absolutely not what I should be working on.

Sometimes you just need to slouch down your comfy chair and do the thing you want and not the thing you need to get done.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Faux Turquoise Glass Beads

A strand of faux turquoise glass beads.

Made with a big pile of mixed turquoise shorts and Cim's Celedon frit and Val Cox Seafoam fine frit.

Sooner, or later, I'll hammer links and work it into a necklace.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Shake Your Tail Feathers

I finished a really large painting today, a painting of chickens in a garden.

I learned I like painting chicken butts.

Is it sold?
I think so.

Look at this little feather fanny.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Watching You, Watching Me

New pinback button design.
(you can get it in my etsy shop)

Sunday, July 29, 2018


Just a goofy doodle.
(ball point ink and colored pencil on paper)

I save all the doodles in a box and when I have a show, or open studio, I let 'em rip.

Using archival photo corners I mount them on archival comic book backer boards and then slip each one into an archival comic book sleeve. A super way to get them out there safely, economically and in a nice tidy package. Get them at your local comic book store (duh).

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blue Sky Magnolia Painting - In Stages

I thought you might like to see it from start to finish...
scroll down.

and viola!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bee Nice

Studio wall.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Working Chickens

Week #1 of the chicken painting (above) - blocking is shapes and colors

Week # 2 of the chicken painting (below) - the first details

Some details of the girls.

I adore painting chickens - they have such great colors and lumpy shapes.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Bay Bird

Working on an 'Irondequoit Bay' swan painting.
Really, there is nothing like oil paint.

20"x20" on canvas

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Paint It Black

A lot of the time I start my paintings by putting on a layer of black gesso.
Those black velvet artists know what's what.

Then I sketch with a white Prismacolor pencil.
Sometimes a metallic gold one if I am feeling particularly frisky.

Urban Chickens - 36"x36" oil on canvas (day 1)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Evil Cookie Jars are Evil

New light fixtures in our kitchen!
(still life with evil cookie jars)

Friday, June 08, 2018

Black Cat Cupcake

kitty doodle doo
(ballpoint pen on paper)