Friday, February 26, 2010

Casbah- New ebay

18x14, oil on canvas, SOLD
I spent a completely non-eventful day in the studio
yesterday, that was very frustrating! Put paint on,
took it off, scraped, scratched....and finally gave up.
Momma said there'd be days like this. But at least
I have a new painting to post today and a week end
to get one going for Monday's post.

I have decided to put the new painting on ebay.
I don't usually put my new pieces up for auction
but I thought I'd give it a try. See what happens.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter's Sun

14x11, oil on canvas, $275
If you are interested in purchasing this painting please
email me at

Wow, I am back again today. It is wonderful
communicating with my blog friends again.
I started out a little clumsy, titling the painting
a name I had already used (Spring Moon). So
yesterday's painting is now 'Primavera'.

It is glorious to be painting again and it is just
pouring out, like a pot boiling over. Glad to see
I still have it. Yes, I was worried there for a
moment. Todays posting was different for me
in color and tone and made me want to paint
large, but in this style. We shall see, one step at
a time. Right now I need to build a body of medium
to smaller work as I have a show in June at the
lovely Willow Gallery in Walla Walla, Washington.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


'Primavera' 14"X11" oil on canvas, $275
If you are interested in purchasing this painting please
email me at

I can't pretend to call this a daily but I am back at it in
the studio. After 2 false starts trying to do something
completely different and being extremely frustrated,
my friend Cindy shared with me a dream in which
she was told that just because the train had stopped she
didn't need to switch trains, just wait until the train is
repaired and it will get going again. That was a profound
message for me, as I have often jumped trains and lost
what I had built. Well the train is moving again and I
am changed by the repairs in ways I am not all together
conscious of.

Yesterday I went for a walk for .6 mile up hill and down
hill. It was a large breakthrough for me. Amazing how
large things that were once given are now. Being upright
and walking is a fantastic thing!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Clearing, Making Way

Copernicus, Oil on canvas, 24x36, SOLD

Solstice, Oil on canvas, 20x26, SOLD

Lahaina, Oil on canvas, 40x30, SOLD

Pecos, Oil on canvas, 14x11, SOLD

Since I haven't been able to find my way back into
the studio I am doing what I do when I know
the alchemical cauldron is busy cooking up the new.
I am clearing out the old. These paintings are the
way I used to work, very textural and atmospheric.
I decided to send pictures to my list of collectors,
many of them owners of this sort of work and offer them
for 1/2 the price I had them listed at. To my surprise and
joy they all sold within 12 hours. Today I will be packing
them up. It feels wonderful to send them on there way.
I will only have one piece left from that period, my favorite,
one I don't care if I ever sell.
Zao's Garden, 48x36, Oil on canvas, $2200

I have gone through my house getting rid of things
that I don't need or are no longer precious (not
including these paintings). I am feeling lighter
all the time. I have always loved this process,
clearing and making way for the new.

Happy February all!