Monday, November 30, 2009
From a busker at twilight in San Francisco. Sometimes more happens in a few seconds of eye contact than we can consciously take in. It may take years to fully appreciate it.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sometimes when I see the image a while after I have painted it I remember how easy it is to fall in love. !!!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Into the more classical genre of music, the colors just come up different. And that is always surprising, who actually is doing these paintings?!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
How many musicians fit on a stage? It is amazing to see, in small venues with the invitation to get on stage, the answer to the question. (It depends on how big the sound gets.)
I love the color wash of this work, it evokes the waves, man.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I must say, I really must say, I just love this one. I am talking about the perspective of the painting and the movement in the lines of it. Which, of course, is inextricably linked with the music.
Form and sound.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Mmmmm, ya. Double bass or the contrabass is the lowest pitched string instrument. In the jazz the strings are plucked more often than bowed, giving that sweet rich caramel sound to the piece.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Jazz, I think, can only be truly appreciated live. That is the only time that one can feel the fire, the combustion of connection that happens when the music is created like the first music that was ever created. And that, like the love of porridge, never grows old.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The band was from New York. Musicians are also glamorized. It must be quite the acting to sing a song for the thousandth time and make it sound like the first. Maybe not! Come to think of it, I can eat porridge with that same alacrity!
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Jazz Series... the research for this series is to go to live music venues, stay up until it is too early, alter reality with beverages (water with lemon) and laugh about pretty much anything. Research and study...strange,hmm? I don't find it that dull.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This commission portrait was for two sisters. They told me the wonderful stories of their lives. That is the best part of doing portraits...all the lines mean something.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This is set in the cafe of an Italian hotel, where the shops around it are designer clothing shops.. DKNY, Chanel, Dior. Which is pretty astounding stuff for one coming from the farm and all.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is an ongoing series Tea Ladies or Coffee broads- the memorable meeting with a friend,talking about nothing and everything,until it is all sorted. Perhaps another series comes of it -Good Friends.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
oh dear...on the counter... waiting for the toast. So am I.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
which, if it was the stuff waiting to go in the washer...almost fine. But the clean folded left there for a moment because the phone rang and then it was lunch time, then...ya.
sleeps on my pillow...
Aren't they so cute when they do something like that?
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Right after lunch and a little nap. (hmmm, what are they thinking..I already rule my world!)
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Monday, November 9, 2009
sits on the counter. !!! (There is fur in the butter. Yuck!) This image is also available on mugs, tote bags and tile coasters at
Sunday, November 8, 2009
sits on the table. (ever)
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
And if one leaves a piece of fabric on the chair, the Cat will find it, to be the best place to sleep.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I did this little encaustic for my good friend before actually meeting a Bengal cat. Now, as I have a Bengal cat roommate, I see it show their fantastic playfulness and intelligence. And his fur is absolutely amazing.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
MY Cat never... bothers the bird. The wonderful thing, one of many, about cats is the reaction to flittering. I don't actually have a bird in a cage. It would seem to me to be an inevitable tragedy.
The sky is blue.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
From the MY cat never... series. Sam the Siamese...which get many bad reviews, Siamese cats I am talking about here. They are noisy but very loving, cuddling lappy type cats. I am looking forward to getting one soon!