Friday, December 21, 2007

Things have been quiet 'round here

The rush of holiday commissions has finally ceased and I'm just finishing up some errands so things have been pretty peaceful. I'll leave you with some images of that peacefulness...

Something's happening and I don't know what it is...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A tree in the livingroom

Christmas decorations are up! By this I mean two orange candle lights and my little revolving Christmas tree. My grandmother gave me this tree last year. When her and my grandfather first got married, they didnt' have enough room in their apartment for a real tree, so they bought this little one, that lights up and spins around slowly. They've kept it ever since and I remember it from my childhood always being in their den at Christmas time. I was soooooo happy when my Grandmother gave it to me last year (because my apartment is too small for a real tree) and I hope to keep it for another 50 years.

It's all in the details...

I recently just finished the portrait of the two sisters I have been working on for over a month now. The younger girl has a teddy bear that is remarkably similar to my own childhood Teddy. This made me feel a real kinship to her while I was painting her. It's strange how intimate painting a portrait is. You spend so much time studying the face of another person, usually someone that you may not even know that well. Drawing might be the most intense form of observation.

Friday, December 7, 2007

If you didn't know already, you have plans for tonight

I have some work for sale in Prints Charming at the Pink Comma Gallery in the South End. The Gallery is at 81B Wareham St. and is open from 5-10. This is a one night only exhibition/sale and happens to fall on a First Friday, so make a night of it and check out all the gallery openings in the neighborhood.

Here are two of the larger prints I will have for sale... well as a few other small ones. Check it out.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Birds connect us with the universe

So Paper & Chocolate was a HUGE success and the usually deserted loft building was swarming with Christmas shoppers. I sold a few prints, one to the lovely lady next to me from Mayday Studio, who had her own array of beautiful paper goods.

Back at home, I'm finally getting a grip on my commisions. The birdies are done! Which means I just have a few more jobs to finish up before I can finally start thinking about my own christmas shopping, which will mostly consist of me doing more paintings to give away as presents. I need a theme for this year. Last year, my whole family got bird paintings.

Maybe this year will be mountain goats.