Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Milky Way

This chocolaty nuggety ribbon could easily be about a candy bar. It’s close to Valentine’s Day and it looks yummy
that's not the entire story :)

I recently read an article HERE about Milky Ways, the outer space kind ;-) and how they are actually shaped like RIBBONS (!!!!) that wind tightly around (!!!!) :D

The article says that on a really dark night, that ribbon so brightly shines with stars it makes it possible to see what is normally hidden from view…the dark center of the Milky Way! 
So, of course, I HAD to paint that!!

Like the night sky, I have a BIG obsession with staring into the darkest dark of what I'm painting, and putting that dark in first.

I find that the dark helps me see a tremendous variety of color I would not see otherwise.

When I'm painting, I know I will eventually find my way out of the dark.  However, the concept of our universe is like a vapor in my mind I can't quiet make out. A puzzle I'm suppose to figure out. 

I feel if I could only focus my mind in just the right way I might discover understanding of creation itself! 
Or see that there is an analogy I should be grasping about my own darkness showing me the light.

These larger than life mysteries I am convinced I can almost see when I'm painting.
When I slow my eyes down… quiet the spinning stars in my head...and really look into the dark.

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and now Mr. Scotty, beam me up! :)

Thursday, October 19, 2017



oil on cradled panel

 It's been a while since I've painted a bow

but I quickly remembered how obsessed I am with the interlocking shapes and colors.

a jigsaw puzzle of interior and exterior.

A test of what colors my mind sees

 versus the colors my EYES see

PLUS the color I WANT to see :)

I painted a thin underpainting of colors before starting with thicker color

a trial and error to make "gold"

All along I had been thinking of this bow as a star, trying to make it glow and explode with color, and as timing would have it, two actual stars collided!! 
Making a cloud of gold and platinum!

gazillions of particles and colors colliding to make gold! :D

The same particles apparently that make up our world and even us!

the wonders of creation!
We are all stars :)
Go forth... shine bright! <3 p="">

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thank you for taking a look!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Upcoming Show!

I am super excited and honored to be included in, 
"It's the Simple Things"

If you live in the Atlanta area
drop by Chastain Art Center this coming Friday, June 24th, 6-8pm!

I will be showing my latest series of garnishes, and several other paintings, including this 30x30 study (that I am over the moon delighted was used for the show announcement!)
Hope to see you there!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Latest Series

I am a serious serial painter :)

I love the organizing/categorizing/grouping/brainstorming

SO interesting to me is the possibility of meaning when dissimilar but similar objects are brought together. 
Peace, love, and we-all-can-work-together sort of thing :)


sandwiches, appetizers, now the latest


It all began at lunch with a girlfriend.

"Extra Dirty"

 We ordered Bloody Mary's which came without ANY garnish at all!

As politely as I could, for I did not want to hurt the bartender's feelings, I asked for garnish.
(I mean who has ever heard of a bloody mary with out ANY garnish!)

So then our waiter brought ONE wedge of lime!
So then I was like ;-)

"Extra Fancy"

I want more garnish!!!

Pleading my case I proclaimed, 
I know it doesn't really change the taste of the beverage
but it makes it more FUN for heaven's sake!

It makes it SPECIAL!!
(I am prone to exaggeration)

"Extra Island"

It makes it more BEAUTIFUL!!
(frequently guilty of using excessive amounts of adjectives)

I mean, don't you out there in the internet, find that sometimes it's the little things, 
maybe things thought of as not necessary 
or extra,
 done purely for fun or beauty that make things special?

"Extra Zest"

make things special! 

Especially in my visually important, 
delightfully colorful, 
spectrally spectacular world!!

"Extra Manhattan"

Needless to say we received a plateful of garnishes! :D 
true story

All will be in an exhibit here in Atlanta at the end of the month, more info to follow.
Available for purchase now on my online site.
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peace love and cheers!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Painting Class starting tomorrow!

Hello Atlanta!
My Beginning Oil Painting Class at Chastain Art Center starts tomorrow, 3/22.
This is a 10 week course
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30.
We will work from still life to learn basic techniques used in oil painting.
since I'm a color nerd
there will be heavy focus on seeing and mixing color :)

PS: This big guy is finished and, thanks to these two strong men, safely traveled to its new home!! :D
Detail and in-progress photos will be posted soon!!

Thank you as always from the bottom of my heart for being there!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Out of Bounds


This little guy is quite the rebel!

Weighing in at only 5" x 5"
he packs a mighty punch 
a little too colorful for his own good. :)

"Out of Bounds"
is one of my favorite little guys and he found a home today.
Another one leaves the nest… 

and my heart is forever grateful!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

My Science of Vision :)

Okay okay I admit it, I'm a color nerd.  
I am ever so fascinated with how our brains perceive color.

Color is a lightwave, or some such other thing, 
(insert science here)
traveling to our eyes (rods and cones) and then interpreted by our brains into what we recognize as gray, silver, pink, etc. 

Color ONLY exists in our brains.
Furthermore, scientifically PINK does not exist at all!

isn't in the light spectrum,  
not a wavelength, 
and not in rainbows! 

 HERE and HERE. 
are links to the scientific explanations. 

So that means,
Vision is this curious created world in our heads!

AND for that matter
what might be traveling around out there in lightwaves that we can't see because our rods and cones aren't receptive enough?

Think about it this way-
we're told dogs can't see color.
 SO since dogs can't see color they can't see rainbows.
But that doesn't mean the rainbow isn't there. 

what can't we see?

Maybe ghosts, possibly fairies, definitely angels :D

Maybe dogs can't see color but can see awesome stuff we can't!
We see a rainbow - they see a band of angels in the sky!

Maybe it's close to Christmas and I'm full of joy and spirit(s)

I live in a hopeful world that blobs of color magically transform inside your rods and cones and you see silver beads ...

on a silver purse

In a Make-Believe world of pink that isn't there!

I'm hanging on to the original painting of "Pink" until I paint the larger version.

Archival Ink Reproductions of "Pink" are available
unframed for $40.00

Framed Reproductions for $130.00 + shipping
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  I hope your Holiday Season is starting off magical!
 Love, joy, peace, pink,
AND angels to you and yours!! :D