Friday, December 31, 2010

"D" sketch 11"x14" charcoal

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We finally got together, don't have any snow or ice to get in the way.   I hope all of you have a wonderful New Year!  I'm grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement through out this past year.   Because of you I progress!   Thank you!   Happy New Year!! 


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Inspection" 6"x6" oil on gessobord

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Marbles is one of my favorite things to paint.   I think it has something to do with the mesmerizing glow.  Also this magnifier looks like a robot to me.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Marbles on the beach" 6"x6" oil on gessobord

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I guess the marbles are still soaking up the sun and surf on the beach, while I soak up the rain clouds back home.
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Orchid surprise" 6"x6" oil on Ampersand gessobord

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When I looked around the studio this morning for something to paint I found that the orchids I painted a few weeks ago were still alive!   Hard to believe I bought them 6 weeks ago.   
This is my sister's back yard in Port Aransas.  It was 75° every day and this night she had the hot tub (the round thing in the background) heated up with it cascading into the pool and a fire in the pit. It was beautiful!  There was steam coming off the whirlpool and pool.   We took a dip later, it was fabulous!   Below is my sister Cynthia and my dog Whirly Girl on the beach on Christmas Eve!!   Another beautiful day!   Thanks Cynthia for a wonderful time!!


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Monday, December 20, 2010

"Race car maze" 6"x6" oil on Ampersand gessobord

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Lucky is in her race car driving as fast as she can through the ribbon maze, turning the corners on two wheels.   What a rush!
I want to thank all of you for viewing my art and being subscribers and followers.   I am taking a break for about a week during this busy holiday season.   I hope all of you have a Very Merry Holiday and a Happy New year!
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Friday, December 17, 2010

"Little red dice"


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Here is that green ribbon with the metallic edge.   I like the glow of the dice.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Golden ribbon" 6"x6" oil on gessobord

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Thought I would use the skinny golden ribbon again.   I see that it photographed too dark.   It has been so overcast lately.   We also had an ice storm last night, my steps and sidewalk outside was a solid sheet of ice this morning.    Such a winter wonderland!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Copper curls" 6"x6" oil

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This ribbon is some sort of copper mesh with wires on the edges.  Some how the blue background did not photograph as blue as it is.  
    
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Surrounded" 6 in x 6 in

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I think I have started a new series without doing it intentionally.  I do like keeping it simple by using one type of ribbon.   This ribbon is a sheer magenta with a thin wire on the satin edge which makes it hold its curl.  I like the addition of another object.  

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Monday, December 13, 2010

"Hello Kitty" 6"x6" oil on 'Ampersand gessobord




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 I thought this Hello Kitty Pez dispenser was a great addition to the ribbon.   This ribbon has metal wire on the edges so it can hold it's shape well and the gold fiber along the edge gives off a little shiny spark.   This was fun to set up and the ribbon was in about 30 different positions before I finally quit fiddling with it.   I like the way the light comes through the ribbon making a brighter yellow green glow.   Cool!
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Glow ribbon glow" 6"x6" oil on gessobord

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Well as you know I have been painting orchids for over two weeks.   I was going to paint them until they died but I could not wait any longer they are taking too long.    The other day I painted a ribbon along with the orchid and someone asked me (and you know who you are) if I would do a painting of just ribbon.   So today I thought I would try it.  I love to do ribbon, how hard could it be!  Well I first cut three pieces of ribbon, mint green, copper and magenta and laid them all out, then rearranged them and rearranged them then eliminated one and rearranged them again!  After 45 minutes I settled on this ivory ribbon and took another 15 minutes to rearrange it!   Whew!   I did not think this would be so hard!   Any way here is my attempt today.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

"Russet hat" 8"x10" oil on gessobord

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I love the little thingy on the top of the hat.   Somehow this pose with the hat and hair looks like the middle ages.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

"Littlest escape"

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I loved the ribbon so much that I had to do another one today.   the background was a grayish purple with a yellowish light so I added light yellow to the purple/grey surface.  below:  #13 Bag, Small, red rose chenille. Click here to see more details.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Yellow ribbon" 6 in x 6 in

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6"x6" oil on gessobord    I guess you noticed that I added something.   I'm easing into painting something else beside the orchid.   I'm sure ya'll will be glad.   Below: #12 Bag, Small black/tan chenille victorian   Click here to view my ICLAUDIA Project bag blog to see more views and get information about my project bags,

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Sunshine orchids"

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6" x 6"  oil on Ampersand gessobord
Things have been so hectic around here I'm surprised I have a daily at all.   Been working on some commission work and got a new printer that has a learning curve and a touch screen.   It is so pretty and shiny that I want to take it upstairs with me and stare at it in the evenings.   But alas, I can live with it seated in its stationary position next to the computer space.

#11 Bag, Large red velvet victorian.   $114
Yes it matches the sofa behind it.   The sofa came first.  You can view the details on my project bag blog

I love this inside linen fabric.  The corners have been sewn down to prevent the lining from moving and coming out when you take out the contents.

Detail showing the top contrast binding and the old button that is the clasp.

This is the bottom of the bag showing the six metal feet that keep it off the ground and also serves to hold the fabric to the board that is used in the bottom.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

"Orchid X" 6 in x 6 in oil on Ampersand gessobord

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I love these two colors maybe because the goose is getting fat, meaning that Christmas is coming.   And if you haven't got a penny a half penny will do.  If you haven't got a half penny then god bless you!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Orchids unplugged" 6"x6" oil on gessobord

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All I can say is if you want some cut flowers for your home that are going to last you should get fresh cut orchids.   I got these on a Thursday, the day after they arrive at the florist I go to, and here it is two weeks later and they are finally showing a little wear and tear.  Finally!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Tipped over" 5"x7" oil on gessobord

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I thought with the red flowers and the bright green vase the background needed to be sedate.  It is sort of a gray blue and the light on it adds some yellow.

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