Monday, September 28, 2015

Wearable Art

Still not energetic enough to create new work, so I am taking this opportunity to post images of older work that is availabe as wearable art. You can click on this link and see how my art can be used in everydayproducts.

Here are some of the paintings I have posted that can be transformed into tote bags, T shirts, phone covers, pillows and more.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Little time in the studio

I sure will be happy when this shingles episode is over and I feel up to getting back to work. At least all this resting gives me time to study the paintings in my series, Women Who Changed the World. I saw that the painting of Amelia Erhart needed the background changed. That much I could do.

What do you think?



Friday, September 18, 2015

it's Taking Longer Than I Thought

I did work in the studio for a couple of days, but today I feel as if my body was used as a punching bag. I had hoped that after a week of resting, reading, and thinking, I would have had my energy back.

One of the thoughts I had during that quiet time was, "Why do I continue making art?" I have loads of paintings in the stacks that I haven't looked at in some time. Do I need to make more? Until I was hit with shingles, I was of the same opinion as Frank Auerback, a well known painter in Germany. who is a few years older than I.  He said, "It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning." 

I hope  to feel that way again.

From the Series, "Other Realities" Oil and collage, 1999

more "Other Realities" 1999. this painting was on load to a friend. She chose to give it away.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I'm back

After 6 days without Internet and enduring 9 days of Shingles, I am ready to start work again. I finally figured out how to show images of my paintings in a room setting. This will be fun.
I hope to actually get into the studio to paint tomorrow.
Encaustic Abstract on Cradled board, available on
Hedy Lamarr, oil and encaustic on cradled board, available on

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Marian Anderson, A Woman Who Changed the World

I finished the painting of Marian Anderson today ( I think) Below is the process of this painting.

Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall. The incident placed Anderson into the spotlight of the international community on a level unusual for a classical musician. With the aid of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. She sang before a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. Anderson continued to break barriers for black artists in the United States, becoming the first black person, American or otherwise, to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 7, 1955. Her performance as Ulrica in Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera at the Met was the only time she sang an opera role on stage.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

An Incredible galley; Kunsthaus Santa Fe

Saturday evening, my daughter and I went to one of the most beautiful art spaces I have seen outside of the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City. This gallery/home is located in an extremely humble Mexican neighborhood. The owner/ director/ art dealer only shows the most interesting and sometimes challenging art in a surroundings that are breath taking. The building is like stepping into a sculpture.

The featured artist was Santiago Correl. He is a brilliant photo realistic painting living here in San Miguel.