Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I am very happy to announce that giclee's of my work - including "Daughter of the Moon- Finding Glory" are available at American Frame

Please take a look...and by all means buy a piece of art.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Selling it

I have joined an online gallery called Art Boost The link takes you to my store. I have some items for sale there.
If you have work to sell also, you can join and sell your work at ArtBoost. There is no charge to join and only a small commission for each work sold.


Friday, September 08, 2006

Daughter of the Moon- Finding Glory

I almost never purposely put a person in my paintings. I am "afraid" to paint people. (too hard you know) The most curious thing is that they continue to show up there and beg my attention. That is how Daughter of the Moon came about.

I had painted a very non-representational painting. (meaning it wasn't supposed to "look like" anything. ) I was showing it to my parents. We were trying to decide what to call it and which end went up. Yes, it is true, I make no claims to understand what I paint.

Mom and I were turning it and chatting saying what elements we were seeing. (I should mention that neither of my parents are artists nor are they educated in art. I still consider their opinions highly valid.)

This is what mom and I were looking at. Dad said, "Hey, come over here. Don' t you see that woman sitting down?

And there she was...up close she was just blobs....but ....
Now I knew she was there and I had permission from the muse to paint her.

This is the finished (maybe?) work. Dad saw the magic in the picture and made me see it.
Mom had been seeing creatures in the ocean until we all saw the woman. So
Mom gave it me the idea for the name...she said - maybe it is Hiawatha* and I said, yes....by the shining big sea water. (I do know that Hiawatha was the son of Nokomis..but I did not correct her)

Here is an excerpt.
*By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and sunny water,
Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Painting - Enchanted Path

I received an email from Creative Space. In the text, Marie Cummings, artist and teacher, said that you can take a colorful painting (in my case-one that I didn't love) and coat it with gel medium. (I used gloss medium) After that dries, take a dark color, diluted with glazing medium and coat the entire painting. Then lift the dark paint in places with whatever, I used a bristle brush and paper towels. After I let that dry I added a few bits of light into some of the darker areas.
Here it is:

You can find Marie Cummings online at http://www.mariecummings.net
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