Tuesday, August 24, 2010


When it is this hot for so long you start daydreaming about cooler places. I tend to daydream about the mountains or Maine. I have a love/hate relationship with Maine. I love it because it is not just one state but many, with many states of mind. 
This is my friend's house in Maine in a small town about an hour from Bangor. It is not quite isolated but pretty close. She has a river behind the house that you can still canoe, kayak or tube on and go quite awhile without seeing someone. That is the love portion. The hate portion is that this playfulness is so fleeting.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Salt and Pepper

Sometimes the most common objects can make interesting subjects.  When you paint your always looking for "set ups", things to paint, tableau's whatever your call them or think of when searching.  Sometimes you feel like doing people or landscapes of sometimes you just feel like really looking at something very ordinary and appreciating it's function or design.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It is Hot Hot Hot

It seems like Florida is not the only hot place this summer, all of the U.S. seems to be in a "hotter than normal" mode.  It is sometimes hard to work up the energy to do things you normally enjoy, like painting when it is like  this.  I decided to paint something cool and juicy to get me going. I used a palette knife for this so I could paint faster and eat up this refreshing treat.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Playing around

I have been experimenting with other techniques other than painting and have just finsihed a tile, glass table.  I took a workshop with a local tile artist and started the table in that workshop.  It was great fun but much more time consuming than I thought it would be.  The process can be tedious and labor intensive and I wish I had started with a smaller piece.  I did enjoy it and am going to do some smaller pieces on my own.

This is the how the whole table looks

This is a close up of the top.