Fall Flowers

Since moving my studio I have painted two flower pieces! They are in fall colors and are really pretty. I am going to do one or two more in the same palette I am going to stock up on canvases and burn through some of my paint. I want to have at least a dozen in different sizes so I can have a small show. My first will be in January at Salon Bar-Kon! This will be the second time showing my art there. I’m excited it will be for Capitol Hill art walk. This all makes me happy!

Oil Pastels

There used to be different piece of art in this frame. I had it taken out and put this one in. I really like it. I have several oil pastels that are sitting in an art pad. I’d like to get them all framed, but it is not cheap. Slowly I will get them all framed!

Small 3×3

I had a client who asked me to make these individual 3×3 size flower paintings. It was fun and he has them displayed really cool on the walls at his salon, Bar-Kon. I ended up making 44 for him! I do accept commissions. Reach out and let’s create something beautiful!

Painting #1

Here is a photo of my very first painting. It was painted around this time 15 years ago! It was signed on the front. I only signed on the front of three paintings I think. It is an interesting piece. I was just putting color in canvas, the whole reason I bought an easel paints and brushes. There was something calling me inside to paint. I never painted before, but knew I had to try. So here I am 15 years later with close to, I’d say, 200 paintings large and small. I’m pretty proud of that. I’ve painted a piano for Pianos in 2017, now I have pieces in the Swedish art collection. I’ve had my stuff hanging in restaurants, and I have had a number of shows, also through donating my paintings to a number of charity auctions I have raised thousands of dollars to help several organizations! I don’t know if I can part with this painting, but maybe if someone wanted it bad enough…

Pet Loss

Earlier this year I lost both my kitty and snake within 2 months of each other. It has been really hard for me to create. I have only made 3 paintings this year. The least amount ever. Having lost them has really affected me. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. I’m not sure why this happened, but it’s time to create again. Now that I’m out of Inscape and my studio at home I need to find my groove. I have a painting that I want to start again. I will be posting as things are made. Hoping to get a new body of work.

Studio Empty

I delivered the last painting yesterday that was in the studio. They came on Tuesday to pick up the three that are going to Swedish! All I have left is touching up the walls with paint and fill nail holes. I’m really sad that this is the end of the line for me here at Inscape Arts. It has been a good run, 6 years is a long time. Now I’ll be working out of my house until something happens. Who knows I might end up in another art collective one day!

There is lots of of paint on the floor. So empty, so sad 😞

Swedish Art Collection

After Agrodolce switched hands I had to remove the flower paintings that I had there. Two were 48″x 60″ canvases, the largest I have ever painted on. That’s 20 sf each, a lot of mass and wall space. They hung in a private dining alcove in the restaurant they were perfect for that space. When I found out that it was changing hands I was worried because leaving Inscape I needed to find these a home. No one had bought them at my last open house, so that led me to reaching out to Swedish Medical Center to see if they would accept them as an art donation. After a week of waiting I found out that they would accept them as a donation! Honored and thrilled I am! So much less stress. They also accepted a painting titled “Green as Far as the Eye Can See” made in 2014 is one of only two I have had professionally framed. It is stunning like the flowers I have titled Millefiori 1and 2. I can’t wait to find out where they are hung so I can go visit them! This is a highlight of my art career! 

Up and Running

My new studio space is almost up and running! I have to bring up all my paints and gather more floor coverings. I have my easel with a painting I haven’t touched in a couple of years on it. Can’t wait to get out the brushes and create! It’s been a long time since I have painted a painting. 2019 is the year with the least amount of paintings in 15 years. More on why to come… it’s definitely time to get back to work.

Permanent Home

The piano that I painted for a Pianos in the Park 2017 has been here with me at Inscape for two years. It was painted here. I’ll never forget choosing the piano, 1 of 11, and it was cool because this one spoke to me. I loved being able to put the blue flowers on the framed part on the front of the piano. I loved everything about that experience. What an honor to have been chosen for that. Well now that I’m leaving Inscape Arts it will stay behind for others to enjoy for years and years to come. I’ll have to visit it from time to time during their twice a year open studios! I’ll miss seeing it when I leave.