28 April 2009

the future is upon us

Another art gallery has closed its doors:

And despite all the doom and gloom I have started some new city canvases:

resonance paarticles:
any group of extremely short-lived fundamental particles of high mass and variable charge and angular momentum that are as yet incompletely understood, but which appear to play the role of field quanta (*quantum theory of fields).

23 April 2009

... and then some

Lately I feel a bit like a one-woman painting factory. Not sure where this is going. Sometimes I am so sick of painting these cities, over & over again, what the gallery wants, blah blah blah.
Yeah, nice problem to have, on the one hand. On the other hand, I never bargained for this: being constrained to paint what sells, because now this is my primary source of income.
Suddenly the downside is obvious.
Another learning curve headed my way and moving fast!

Seems to me I can continue along, painting what sells because it's more fun than, say, making shoes or selling cosmetics, and develop a "sideline", other art that I do just for moi.
Or I can go off and change direction entirely, paint something totally new and enticing and marvellous!
...thing is, I'm not quite convinced that I am a genius whose every work will automatically sell, and I ultimately do need to pay the bills.

Ok, enough deep thought for the day, on to some visual stuff!

Today I started some new paintings:

And continued along with a few:

And decided these are finished:

That's all, folks!

20 April 2009

2 guys I know

The first guy is my husband, who last night generously agreed to pose while sleeping:

The second guy is my husband's cousin, drawn just half an hour ago:

Both done with a ball-point pen in my new 7x7" square sketchbook.

19 April 2009

just keep plugging away

Where does that expression originate, and what does it really mean? "Plugging away"... like plugging up holes? keeping things afloat? defying a whistling wind?

It's been one of those days of questioning: what am I doing, really? And in the interest of keeping myself afloat I continue along, beleaguered by thoughts, caught in a headwind but painting as usual...

This is what I have to show for it, cut & pasted a bit from 3 photos:

Hours become days....

Today I could move this from the table to the wall and take an upright picture. The paint has all but dried and soon I can start adding transparent layers.

Also an upright picture of this one:

Which I had photographed lying on the table and posted a few days ago. Here it is again.

18 April 2009


Pulled an all-nighter in the studio, it's now 6:30am and I'm making a quick post before hitting the sack for a couple hours' sleep. Talk about obsession.
I began painting a little after midnight, and this is what I worked on:

Just a bit on these

Started this series

And did all this in one shot tonight!

02 April 2009


Today I finished this one:

Everything Has A Life Of Its Own
oil on stitched canvas
48 x 48"

And worked on these a bit: