Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sales vs. Sales

I just heard from a dear friend. She told me she'd just purchased (we say "adopted") one of my Va-Va-Voom! Girls from Raw Style Gallery.
I was telling her how happy I am that "Vanessa" is going to live with her and be a part of her collection (If I'm not mistaken, this will be her 5th Gascot).

All sales are a good thing. They afford you the opportunity to continue doing what you love. The words "That'll look great over my couch. I'll take it!" or "I just painted my bedroom that color, it'll go perfect!" are music to just about any artist's ears.
But there are sales, that are particularly exciting for the mere fact that you know the person is purchasing because they have a true love, appreciation and unique personal connection to your work.

Have fun at your new Chicago home, Vanessa!

Va-Va-Voom! Girl "Vanessa"
Acrylic on canvas/10x30"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Painter's Guilt

I have yet to complete anything new since the move.
Every day I've woken up and there’s something that still needs to be unpacked, find a home or a room to be painted. It so easily pulls you from creating and then you kick yourself for it.

Over the weekend we did one last "push" and at last MOST of the house is pretty much where it needs to be (give or take details here and there).
In any case, it's to the point that I can walk into my studio and not freak out over what still needs to be done. It can wait for the weekend.

I actually slapped some paint down on a big canvas last night. I'm "loosening up" with a big abstract.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Carmen's Gallery: Pt 2

Paintings just delivered to Carmen's Gallery:

Backyard Martini
Acrylic on canvas/8x10"

Acrylic on canvas/24x36"

Platanos (Plantains)
Acrylic on canvas/24x30"

Portrait of Cake
Acrylic on canvas/18x24"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Random Bitchy Wisdoms

"Chanel" earrings and sunglasses when you pull up next to me at the traffic light in a busted up dodge missing a hubcap and the hood is a different color than the rest of the car.

I'm not fooled.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Carmen's Gallery

You can now also find my work at Carmen's Gallery in Solomons MD.
Carmen's is enjoying it's 27th year in Solomons Island and was recently voted "Best Gallery in the Chesapeake Bay" for the second year in a row.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Why are there no inflatable Ressurection lawn decorations?

You know those awful inflatable Christmas lawn decorations???
The ones where Santa goes in and out of the chimney?

I'd LOVE to have an Easter one, where it's a cave and a boulder slides to the side to reveal an emerging inflatable Jesus.

Here comes Jesus! YAY!
...Aww, there goes Jesus :(
...OOH there he is again! YAY!

Kinda like an Easter Jesus Cuckoo Clock.



YESSSSSSS! I want one of those too.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Keep Christ in Easter

When you gather 'round the dinner table with your loved ones, remember that Easter is the day when the Baby Jesus hatched from the egg the Holy Bunny laid.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I wish every email was like this one.

My husband and I fell in love with your, Pueblo Dormido at the Art Bar in Key West last Christmas. On a recent trip back to KW without my husband, he surprised me with it as a Valentine's gift, while I was attending a movie at the Art Bar. Long story short, we love your work! I'm Hawaiian and appreciate your ethnic perspective and the island hints in your art.

This isn't the time for us to be buying art due to the economy, but finding art that speaks to you is rare, so what the hell. In checking out your fab website, we both we're drawn to De Un Lugar Tan Lejos, is this still available?

Pueblo Dormido
Acrylic on canvas/24x30"

De Un Lugar Tan Lejos
Acrylic on canvas/20x20"

Monday, April 6, 2009




Red (Behr: California Poppy) is such a pain in the ass. Even with tinted primer it took several coats. But SO worth it!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A whole lot of nothing can feel so good!

My new studio isn't quite finished yet, but I can move around in it enough to get paint on canvas!
As you can see by this photo, all I got to do was slap a few washes down and really didn't get much of anything else accomplished, but the simple fact that I was in my painting chair and in front of an easel was enough to put a smile on my face.