Friday, December 28, 2012

the Remix Series....

I've started a new batch of work called the "Remix Series" 
Called that because they are older paintings of mine that I basically "Remixed" into new images.
Most are a series of three canvas hooked together to make one large image.
They also fold up to make transporting them easier, in 2013 I will be making a "Mix+Match" series of the same look, where you get to choose your three canvas panels to make a custom piece of art!
Stay tuned!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Studio Happenings on Christmas Eve..

I got to spend most of my Christmas Eve in my studio! 

Here's some exclusive "Behind the Scene" shots...


Making large frames...

stretching the canvas....
Time to Gesso!
As it dries... I relax....
Happy Christmas Eve! Be Safe Out there!




Monday, December 17, 2012

in the studio.....

It's coming along......
I added the blue honeycomb texture/pattern and some writing on the red stripes, I think I will be adding a few more details...

close up shot...

View in the studio...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Deer Family, a Bunny and Parenthood....

Starting out with the progress of the Giant Bunny painting...
 This is where it's at right now, I painted the last two layers of the Bunny, I think it turned out GREAT! It looks 3D-ish.... I have more to do on the background... I just haven't decided yet..
Went Thrift Shopping ;) my favorite! 
Today's Thrift Score is:
 This awesome set of 3 porcelain deer with gold antlers and accents...they're big, the buck is around 12" long and 10" tall!
and last but not least, 
I saw Grand Image artist Lily Connor's artwork on the TV show Parenthood! 
(Season 4; Episode 10)

 Pretty Cool!





Sunday, December 9, 2012

Twinkley Lights All Over!!!!!

 First I would like to Thank everyone who came to the Equinox Studios Holiday Open House, it was HUGE and PACKED this year! I think I heard it was the biggest yet and an even BIGGER THANK YOU to everyone who purchased artwork, I sold a bunch!
I wanted to take picture but I was so busy, I didn't have time, I did get this shot of the entry after we loaded up and where leaving for the night.
I slept in after a long Saturday of festivities and today.....
The Vintage, Aluminum Holiday Tree got set up and decorated with Black & White Velvet Striped Balls, hand blown black-gray glass Hearts & Diamonds, Candy Canes and
White Doves!
 Very shiny and bright!
(I hate that rock in the back so much)
Hung the stockings on the Credenza along with more lights around the pottery collection...
I still have more lights to put around the around the house....



 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Equinox Open House,My Studio, Begging Critters and more!

I'm a guest artist this weekend at the Equinox Studios Holiday Open House!
Happening this Saturday 6-10pm...
My lovely friend/artist Gail Howard is kindly sharing her studio space with me for the event,
located at the top of the ramp on the second floor #220, I'll be towards the back of her studio...

Mention of studios....
Here is my studio wall being framed in....

little by little!

and for the fuzzy and feathered happenings...
she's just standing there staring at me...
begging for attention...
make that two more....beggars....
I'm not sure if it's the cold weather or what but all my animal friends that live with me are begging for attention...maybe it's time to give a little extra love...
 Happenings in my studio...
I cut the first two layers of the GIANT bunny I'm painting...
(yes that is a real spine in the background)
 Here's the 1st layer painted... sorry about the blur..
and the 2nd layer


meanwhile while that's drying I'm working a large Buddha
All for today! Hope to see you at the Equinox Open House this Saturday!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Silvery- Holiday Goodness:

I'm pretty excited about today's thrift finds! I found a cute deer tea-light candle holder, it originally came in a set but the other poor deer had a broken leg, so I separated them. Then I found this wonderfully silky,vintage round/tuffed pillow, Gorgeous! and the ultimate find?!!
Vintage Aluminum X-mas tree branches! I have one of the Original trees from the 50's and I was stoked to find extra branches,.99 cents for the bunch! Now I will have extra when the others wear out... Yay!
 I'm planning on putting up the tree this weekend, I just made some space in the living room... stay tuned to see the gleaming tree in it's fullest silvery goodness!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Finally....

I finally got my studio 90% unpacked and started working on some new designs,
Just finished printing the GIANT Bunny and Manatee, will start cutting tomorrow and painting them shortly after. 
Keep an eye out for process photos...
I also have a few Holiday shows coming up..
you can see the current list here on my website: