Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Barnegat Sunset

I finally got back to the easel after quite some time! This painting is of a sunset over the Barnget Bay in Seaside Park, NJ. It is painted in soft pastels on art spectrum colorfix paper. I am glad to be painting again and hopefully life wont keep me away from the easel anytime soon! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Great Escape (from the talking heads)

A friend of mine is a known painter of pears. He painted a series which he made into a book called The Secret Life Of Pears. So I was in an art chatroom with a bunch of artist and several of us realized we had never painted pears before so Joe challenged us to paint them.

I found them to be fun.. they are a fun shape, and very uncomplicated, which, in this very complicated world was quite refreshing.

It reminded me that I should turn off the talking heads, stop thinking about the tangled mess the world is in and paint more, simplify my world, my outside influences and focus on that blank canvas (which can be scarier then the crashing stock market..) and make a mark, and another till something beautiful or at least pleasing emerges.

So I painted the Great Escape, the one pear breaking away from his cello prison :)

And now I should turn off the news with all their doom and gloom and the sky is falling rhetoric and head to my easel!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

and the winner is...

Art Print Giveaway
WINNER is.....


Thanks for participating, it was fun and will do another at the end of the month!
Results were determined on random.org