Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Accidents

"Number 12"   4x6   Oil & Frustration

I have been frustrated with the skeleton keys I painted. They are so fascinating and fun to paint, but after I was done they were well...boring. Yesterday I spent over an hour painting an elaborate background on one of them. Crazy. No time to waste. When I was done what I hoped would look like wallpaper looked more like a bad tie from the 70's. Out of sheer frustration, I scraped this color over it. And...I like it! What do you think?

Saturday, February 4, 2012


12x12 Oil on Canvas

I like surprises and I try to have something new at every show. Here's one of the new pieces I've done in recent weeks. There's more where this came from. (wink wink)

What's Cooking?

Lately I've been comparing painting to cooking. Perhaps that is because my friend who helps in the studio is a gifted baker. Both painting and cooking require tools, skill, and know-how. But what I have been thinking about the most is this- that excitement that brews when you've been preparing something new that pleases your senses and you anticipate the opportunity to open the door and invite those you care about to taste and see. And you clasp your hands together and you watch to see how they react with each bite (or each view in my case). It's a labor of love. A feast for the soul. A way to share your love.

And now, it's almost time for the company to arrive!

2012 Spring Shows 
(Events and Exhibitions to be posted later)

Nashville, TN
February 10th-12th

Knoxville, TN
March 9th-11th
Birmingham, AL
April 21st