Friday, January 20, 2012

Lavender Picker, 10x8"

I'm happy to say that I'm back into painting in a serious way.

This one is the first study of a series I intent to do, based on photos I took last summer at the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival.

Most of my reference photos include a lot of people, so when deciding whom to paint I look for interesting poses or garments and if necessary, I add people from other photos or change the way they are facing in order to make a pleasing composition.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sketches to Remember Rosie

Early this year I lost my very dear kitty Rosie due to asthma complications.
The pain of loosing her is still very raw but I have found some comfort in looking at he sketches I did of her. To my surprise, there were even more sketches than I thought I had, and to me, they are better than photos.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Makyes Rd, 7x5"--SOLD

We've finally had our first decent snowfall of the season, but I'm still much into painting fall scenes.

This little pastel sits on one of the two narrow
3 feet-long shelves that my husband installed in my studio for the purpose of displaying small, unframed work. This way, it's easier for me to assess what's really ready to be framed. However, having gone through a period of extreme self-critique, the shelves are already full of erased or washed boards that still show ghosts of previous scenes, and are looking now for something new.

Invitation: If you live in the area, you are welcome to attend the reception to my exhibit at May Memorial Church 3800 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13214, this Sat, Jan 7th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.