This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pieces of Night and Day...

I've been dwelling on finishing my novel The Fractured Hues of White Light, I'm in the pre-publication proof reading stage, hoping to catch those last little bits of this n' that...well, I've also been pondering book cover ideas...I've been in love with a yellow cover...but I'm also thinking about having a blue back cover...


I haven't finished anything new lately because of the intensive reading and fussing...

Then I rescued this little fella who beaned himself against my studio window this morning, I thought he was dead for sure, he hit hard and then fell (my studio is on the second floor, so it's a long drop for a little guy!) But when I checked, he was still breathing, and the little eye flickered open. I checked him over, carried him, protected him from the chill wind, and after a bit, sent him on his way... the full story is at my other blog Upstate Girl...and I also posted some nifty photos of stuff that I found around the acre last week...

I'm going back to reading chapter 10...

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A toot on my horn...


My Fred and I are both featured in the CNY Art Showcase magazine... we have donated two paintings apiece to the Eastwood Rotary Foundation art auction & festival on April 23rd to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. It's going to be a good time... we're going to have a booth to feature our artwork and have the opportunity to meet n' greet bidders.

I think I finished this painting last weekend, I just never got around to posting as it was late at night when I put on the finishing touches and the lighting was too crappy at the time to take a decent picture...I have yet to name it...it has multiple ideas happening, a Nocturne with a Blue Moon sort of theme...and my favorite corrosion colors...

*edit* 3/19/2010... I've given it a name! It's after a Sappho fragment: If Not, Winter

Then I started this little guy 16 x 8 inches...a burnt sienna wash with payne's gray scumbled on top...I have some thinking to do about what I want to do next...

I've been having multiple Fibromyalgia attacks this week, Monday being the worst day, I stayed home from work and slept much of the day away. I've been up and down all week long, I blame it on the time change mostly, that usually messes up everything for a while, my inner clock has no idea what time it is...I've taken tomorrow off from work to do a few things, possibly sit on the porch and soak in some sunshine...paint...read...write...do the things that get me out of bed everyday...

Tho' I have these little brown eyes that force my feet onto the floor and out the door early everyday...
What a sweet little boy dog! I think anyone with Fibromyalgia should have a dog to get them up everyday!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Yet another work in progress...

A Blue Moon Nocturne...? No name yet for sure...I'm still fooling around with it, so it's not done. I tried to take a picture tonight, but the lighting was so bad once the sun went down, it just wasn't working out...so here is Saturday afternoon's photo...the "moon" at the top is paler now...not much else too different, a few splashes here and there...I think you get the idea... I loved dabbling with the lower half, that turquoise corrosion color is juicy stuff...a very thin wash that I rolled on with a small brush... the back ground is a layer of payne's gray with a layer of my 'moss' brown (which is a mix of burnt umber, raw umber, and a greenish-blue color in a mangled tube that I've been squeezing the last of the last out of for weeks that might be called viridian, I forget.) Lots of subtle goodies going on in there...