Saturday, February 25, 2012

this week around the studio

We had a productive and successful week.  We were able to complete four new paintings, update two old paintings, and lucky enough got a jump on next week's project.  
I'd like to give a special thanks to Peter Campbell for stoping by this week to pick out some art.  We had a nice visit!  You should check out his Red Wagon Pizza Company {website in the future} - it's nutritious pizza, wood-fired in a transportable [i.e. wagon] oven - COOL STUFF!

Here are some pictures from the week:

toys?  no thanks.  art baby plays with coffee.

next week's project: minnesota winter triptych
field, pond, forest

toys?  i SAID no thank you.  art baby plays with wheely racks and boxes.

wind turbine updated

This painting has been kicking around my studio for a couple years.  This week I decided that it wasn't green enough and so I repainted it.  The green is brighter and more vibrant and the turbines are small and in a line instead of the large ones that used to be depicted.  I MUCH prefer this fresh painting and I think you will too.

6x18 inches
acrylic on canvas

rainbow turbines

6x6 inches
periwinkle, lime, tangerine, and red on a charcoal gray background.
very striking art!
acrylic on canvas

king bird of the knobby knees

new lino cut.
very exciting stuff.

Celebrate the Bike

I'm applying for the 'Celebrate the Bicycle!' art show during the Iowa Bicycle Festival May 26th.  These two are part of my submission.  Cross your fingers and hope we get in.  I want to spread the BIKE LOVE!

big wheel
12x36 inches

first bike love
30x40 inches


Three cowpokes right off the dusty trail tuckin' in for the day.
12x12 inches
acrylic on canvas

Mabel the scientist

Mabel the fuzzy fat bird.
She's polite, well read, and loves science.
12x12 inches
acrylic on canvas
12x12 inches
acrylic on canvas

art updates complete

These two paintings were calling out to me for makeovers.  Here are the completed works of art - I am very pleased with the results especially the super bright green on the wind turbine painting.

11x17 inches
mixed-media on paper

6x18 inches
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This week in the studio

I'm working on two new 12x12 inch fat bird paintings and updating an older 
"Everything Will Be Ok" painting on paper.  
I'm planning to give the three blue birds cowboy hats and bandanas.  
The fluffy little guy is going to wear glasses.

Here they are so far:

This one is going to get more paint to even out the circles:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lino Cuts

I've found a new love
Lino Cuts
this is my first
watch out for new ones
and eventually I will print them!
printing is much less dangerous (I've given myself two cuts already)


this little guy brightens my day!
mixed-media on paper
approx. 11x17 inches

art baby is crawling!

there is a crawler in my studio now.  he sneaks up on me and peeks at my work in progress.  he is in to everything but he's just so darn cute I can't help but be glad he's here.

chalk board series

8x10 inches
acrylic on canvas board


4x12 inches
acrylic on canvas