Tuesday, August 31, 2010
If you live in Greenville, you know that the Falls Park suspension bridge was not around during the 1950's. In fact, it was built only a few years ago. But through the magic of painting I can show you what it could have looked like. This piece is not quite finished. A few more details, and I am thinking about adding the phrase "Greetings from Greenville" in the bottom left corner.
I am doing this piece for the Open Studios exhibit coming up in a few months. All the artists involved in Open Studios submit a 12"x 12" piece. It is always a very cool show.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I love vintage posters. I am sure I have mentioned it before, but there is something about them that really fascinates me. I have played around a bit in the past with making up my own vintage advertising. Recently I was wishing I could take a trip somewhere exciting. That's not a possibility right now, so I decided the next best thing was to create a few vintage travel posters of places I would like to go. For this piece, I combined a photo of my grandmother with a photo of an Eastern Airlines plane which my grandfather took. I intend for the piece to be very bright and colorful.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Oil on wood panel
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The renovations are finished and the grand re-opening was a success. (A huge thanks to all of you who came out!) I gave myself several weeks to just focus on the changes to the studio and getting everything set up, but I am breathing a huge sigh of relief to have it all done and to get back to painting. It feels like pushing a huge reset button on my whole business. Four weeks ago it all looked one way, but now everything is totally different, including my outlook. That is both really exciting, and a bit overwhelming as I forge ahead in new directions, heading into unmarked territory. I have several exciting new projects in the works, and a few changes coming up, so I hope you will stick with me in this exciting new chapter.
This piece is from a photo of my grandfather, but I have no idea who the woman is. But the reason I like this image is because something about it makes me think of Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. I love how she is demurely looking down while he confronts us with his stare, standing under that arbor of flowers.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Several years ago, I remember walking down Main St. and wondering what it would be like to have one of these studios along the Reedy River. I have been so fortunate over the past few years in my career, and I feel so blessed to have this wonderful space where I can create my art and where I can share it with others.
I would love for you all to join me tomorrow night for my Grand Re-Opening. There will be ice cream, and there will be friends and fun. Plus, most of the original paintings in the studio will be Name-Your-Own-Price for this one night only. Nothing would make me happier than to see many of these paintings go to new homes. Hope to see you tomorrow night from 6-9pm!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The wall is up and the repainting is finished. All that is left is to get the art rehung and to get everything cleaned up. I have such a wonderful family who helped me do all this work. The studio looks beautiful, and huge! Want to see the changes? Come to the studio this Friday night, from 6-9pm for my Ice Cream Social, Name-Your-Own-Price Sale and Grand Re-opening!