Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday, Dec 31, 2012~

The last day of 2012-  sun on snow, brilliant glare on the highway for a last breakfast with Beaner before she flies back to England, two small boys making a fort behind the living room chair with all available toys, Gus appears recovered from his expensive teeth removal of last week, and we are smoothly moving into the next year~  I sincerely hope all is well with you and yours!
This is a larger painting, so much fun to paint!  One of the trees at Lake Hiawatha, before the snow... hmm, I guess maybe this doesn't quite fit in the "White on White"  idea, but I'm hanging it anyway!
Come see it and it's partner this Friday!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday, December 29th, 2012!

Yay!  Had some time to do some painting today, as Duane took Max to the studio to run around and make giant wooden Semi trucks...  then to the Riverview Cafe, since they have a wonderful kids' play area~  I can almost get work done there while Max plays if there's another kid to play with!
So I am trying to get a few more dogs done, thank you SO much everyone who has sent me images!   I will be posting a couple every day til Friday, Jan 4th!  We'll be at Rye that evening, 4-7pm for Happy Hour and a White on White Opening!  I have been working on playing with the representation of white through the use of color~  and I love using my favorite models, dogs, as my subject though I couldn't resist a few landscapes!  All paintings are for sale, and if you see one you like here, send me an e-mail and I will hold it for you!  My brother said he was awed by how large they are!  He was in town for Christmas from Seattle and hadn't seen any of these in person, so come see them at Rye on Friday! 1930 Hennepin Ave , Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wed December 26, 2012!

Yay!  What a great Christmas!  Lots of great people and great food and great gifts and recipients!  And now Max is sharing his popcorn with me while I post a few more dogs~

And I also have a quick request of all of you~  I am doing a series of "Winter White Dogs" that I will be hanging at Rye next week and I invite you all to join me next Friday, Jan 4 at Rye for a Happy Hour Opening Celebration of the new paintings!  AND I have time to paint a few more!  SO if you have any photos of white dogs, PLEASE send them to me NOW!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday December 21!

wahoo!   most days I'm pretty darn glad just to make it back home!  But NOW I've made it to.... WINTER BREAK!!!!!!!!!


Some dogs~because I'm not done yet...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012

I love communication.  Thanks everyone for your responses to my last post...
NOW I just have a few more commissions for your enjoyment.
And I would appreciate your helpful comments as well-  does that look like reflections of trees in the water back there?

And can you see an angel on this kitty's head?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012

There are so many things I want to say about death.
Our friend Jim Koplin died today.  I'd only just heard he was in the hospital with pneumonia, and was trying to figure out how to get Duane and Max over to inject some youthful energy in him this week when he'd be feeling stronger....  man.  It's just that that's the end.  Like the final end; like when I think I want to publish my memoirs, I'm not really thinking that for the reader, the end of the story is with MY end...
And the suckiest thought.  
The HORRIBLE ickiest thing....
Your kids die before you do.

This has been a sucky, holding Max close and forgiving stupid things I'd usually jump on him about...

Anyway, some things that people love...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, Dec 13

We had a great painting class last night, and I totally forgot to take PICTURES of what the students accomplished!!! Dang it, Kelly and Sarah, I still want to see those again, darn it!!! And I forgot to take pics of my stuff too...
And yes, I am kicking out the commissions!
Here's another one...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday, December 5th!

Got some great art done tonight!  First, a commission~  and I don't think I'm blowing anyone's cover because this was for a birthday last week...
If I AM painting your pet, and you DON'T want it on here, do please let me know!

And we worked darn hard tonight at class!  These works are painted on a wash of complimentary color to the dominant color of the composition~

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday December 2, 2012

WOW!!! Thank you so much everyone who came over for the Seward Winter FROLIC!!!  We had a gas at the Bottle Rocket Building, and Duane wants to throw MORE art crawls!  Max got filthy crawling around all the studios and I had to wash his blanket as soon as we got home last night, which caused a lovely ruckus....  but he's asleep, I'm working on commissions and watching "The Big Bang" first series with Duane, both of us laughing out loud and shushing each other because we don't want to wake Max...

 This is Giggs~