I feel like I've been really fortunate lately - inspirational finds at the thrift store, lots of ideas for paintings to come...maybe it's just Friday evening, but things are looking up! Giving back by starting this little glow-worm at $1 on ebay.
This is painting #350, and it's got a Halloween vibe, don't you agree? I've got a gorgeous black frame for this one - not unlike the one pictured above (but even nicer)! See the Etsy listing for details.
This is definitely the largest painting I've finished (and been happy with) in a while. Jesse commented that it was an awesome painting, but he couldn't really imagine anyone wanting to hang an image of the junk in my studio on a wall in their home. Oh well, I was drawn to this random scene, I really wanted to paint it, I enjoyed doing it, and every time I look at it I know I'll remember that happiness. So, I guess it already has its perfect owner. Not that I wouldn't part with it if anyone was ever to prove my husband wrong!
Yeah, I lucked out at the thrift store BIG TIME this week. I was pleasantly surprised to see Christmas stuff out for sale this soon, and I wish you all could have heard my squeal of delight when I saw these yellow ornaments.
My plan is to do a whole series of these 6 x 6" paintings of ornaments seen from above, while working on some larger pieces simultaneously. Also planning to score some hot-pink ornaments pretty soon, so stay tuned!
All this week, I've had a 'day' painting and a 'night' painting going at once - two separate pallettes and two different setups. Can you tell which this is? Hint: look at the shape of the highlights on the ornaments!
I want to show you the painting my friend Gabriella made me for my birthday. She is a very talented painter, and she just got back from a month in upstate New York at an artist's residency. To see her gorgeous new work, click here!
I didn't stay up too late painting this last night, because I couldn't wait to get into bed and finish reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. (Hint: you can get it for free at this link with the coupon code GOODREAD - it takes $1 off any order!)