Friday, October 29, 2010

Phase one

In my continuing quest to capture the "look" of old film noir movie posters, I am trying a slightly different technique on this next one. I am putting down the colors in ever darker layers, as if it were a print, rather than an oil painting. This is step one of what is sure to be a many- stepped project.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Copying the masters

Some artists copy the master painters in order to figure out how they worked. I copy vintage B movie posters. I have been trying to figure out what gives these posters their "look". So, I thought the best way to do that was to copy a portion of one to get the technique down, and they replicate it in my other pieces. We will see if it works. I like the result of this one, though. Quite melodramatic.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deception has a Face

I'm not sure what the plot of this one would be, but I think I would like it.
24"x 36"
Oil on Masonite

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Star of my Own Movie

At first it seemed a little selfish to make myself the star of my made up movie, until I remembered that I put my name on everything I paint, just usually a little smaller.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Look in her Eyes

This is a small portion of the piece I am currently working on. I didn't have a totally clear picture of what it would look like, but the more I work on it, the more I love it. I will reveal more as I finish up later in the week.

Most of the classes that I teach were cancelled for the week, so the past several days have seemed wonderfully free and relaxed. I even found time to lay in my bed and read a book for a few hours, without feeling like I should be working on something else. Although this freedom is not likely to last past this evening, I thought it was worth celebrating!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Oh, my gosh! A blog post!

In Her Ear
4"x 4"
Sides are 1" thick and painted bright green

To purchase, email me with the title in the subject line.

So, about the last couple of weeks...I have been living in this crazy whirlwind of trying to get things done, getting adjusted to teaching all my new classes, studying for said classes, and all the other things that go with living life, while still trying to rest and have a bit of fun too. Although my head is still spinning, I have had a couple of days to take a deep breath and prioritize before plunging back in.

A big thanks to everyone who came by the studio this past weekend during Fall for Greenville (including the Mayor, who enjoyed my new vintage Greenville pieces.)

I have been working on some fun new pieces that I can't wait to share with everyone. This is an idea that has been stewing around for a while, and I am excited to get the images out of my head and on to a canvas.

Mark your calendars for this year's Open Studios tour, November 5, 6, & 7. This year 145 artist will open up their doors to view and sell great artwork, and to show you the process of how they create their works of art. I love this weekend, and am excited to be participating for my third year.

If you have been considering commissioning a painting for your loved ones for Christmas, now is the time to act! Slots are beginning to fill up, and the closer it gets to Christmas, the tighter my time will be. Send me an email now to discuss size and pricing options. I will even set up a payment plan.

Finally, I am very excited to announce that my mom now has an Etsy shop! My mom is a very talented seamstress, and has been making beautiful wedding garters for many years. Now you can purchase one for yourself! Be sure to check out her shop at

Whew...Thanks friends for hanging in with me through all the ups and downs! It's hard to believe I started this blog almost 4 years ago. Lots more to come.

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