Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bits and pieces

These are pieces of a humble painting I did about 3 years ago. The images fit together as follows...The goofy bird is hovering over the birdhouse and low and behold it's locked! The key which is cut into the matt board is in the lower right hand corner. Apparently out of reach of the poor bird. This painting is typical of the sort of work I sold at Art fairs. (In the good old days) I would do a little painting and just for fun paint an extra character on the matt framing the piece. Or as with the key actually cut the matt around the extra art. The reason I'm posting these goofy bits and pieces today is the lock. The lock on the birdhouse is that weathered lock I posted on Monday.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Objects of beauty

These locks are from my family farm. To me they are objects of beauty. My favorite one is the most weathered, rusty and used. It looks completely ancient. What a life this lock must have had. I can imagine that it held many mysterious things safe behind it's iron grip. Objects of weathered beauty turn up in my art on a regular basis. I made this memory box last weekend. The project may have been more craft than art. But I have a feeling that this lock will turn up in my paintings for years to come.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Playa Hermosa Sunset

My last post is called nosey dog. I'm currently working on confident dog. O.K... currently might be pushing it. I didn't actually do any art today. Today is all about photography. In fact, I've decided to dedicate half my blog time to it. I have so many pictures, I could probably blog for years without taking any new ones. But what fun would that be? And taking pictures is all about the fun. This picture was taken in Costa Rica last March. Photography tip of the day...What could be better than a beautiful sunset? The silhouette of leaves in the foreground. At least I think so.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My first blog day

This is my first blog day. So I have yet to discover my voice. But I can describe myself a little bit. Starving Artist...restless traveler...weird cat person. I'm hoping that you will be able to get to know me for the most part through my art. And maybe some photography as well. Should we get down to business? This is my art! One percent anyway. The rest is lurking in the basement. It's like fine wine, it just needs to age a little bit.