It's been suggested that the couple in my painting, "I Carry Your Heart," bears a resemblance to David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone from Californication.
So, yes. I believe I HAVE been watching too much TV. But I really like that show -- especially all the shots of Venice and Abbot Kinney Blvd. I'm still waiting for them to do a shoot at the Ten Women Gallery!
This is my first really successful attempt to completely alter a painting's color in Photoshop. After I finished this bright yellow, blue and orange piece, I realized that the poem felt more red and pink and romantic to me. So I changed the colors digitally. It was very interesting. I'm still not sure which one I like better. They both have different feelings. But either way, I adore the e.e. cummings poem quoted on their shirts.
This is one of the larger paintings that I've created for my upcoming December show at the East Village Collective in Woodstock. The title is "mommy tree talking to baby tree (even though they are separated)." It is in honor of my mom who lives 3000 miles away, and it's her birthday this week!! Happy Birthday Mom!
I completed this painting today. It's actually a mixed media piece using charcoal and acrylic on wood. I just loved doing the face in charcoal. Up until 8 years ago, I only did charcoal drawings, but I thought those days were over once I discovered paint. What fun to discover that the two can actually be mixed together! "anything can happen in an orange scaft" is now available as a print on ETSY. I will be selling the original at the Ten Women Gallery and through my website as soon as I load it up.
Finally, after much anticipation, the Ten Women Venice blog has been launched! For those of you not familiar with Ten Women Venice, it's the wonderful artists collective that I'm a part of in Venice, California. It's just a fantastic group of creative women who run an entirely cooperative, artist-funded and managed gallery. I proposed the blog a few months ago when visiting Venice because I thought it would be a great way for customers to keep in touch not only with the gallery itself but with the work of its individual artists. And, having been exiled -- I mean relocated -- to New York, I guess it makes me feel like I am still hanging out there... eating a sandwich from Stroh's Gourmet and watching the colorful parade of shoppers, strollers and schizophrenics on Abbot Kinney as I hawk my wares.
I finished this new little painting today. It was actually my first partial experiment with using Photoshop to enhance my work. I just added a few colors to the flowers, but it was so much fun! Of course, I have no idea how I did it, but it's always nice to experiment.
Anyway, I apologize for my extended absence from the blog, but I've been furiously working on large paintings for my upcoming show. As soon as it stops raining, I will photograph them to share.