Saturday, November 29, 2008

Norman Rockwell

Here's a pic of the whole clan, minus Amy (working, poor thing) Allyson (in CA) and Robert (taking the picture). This is before the food coma.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Here's the latest two - one is finished, one is on its way.

This is "View from the Beach House", photo credit goes to Haley. (Lord, if I sell this painting, I'll never hear the end of it.)

This is #1 of 100 4 x 6's. "Looking up". They're so cute and they go so quickly. It's not done yet, but it won't take long.

17 year old testosterone.

My son posted this pic to his myspace page. At first I laughed, then I cringed, then I lost my appetite. Lord.

Monday, November 24, 2008


My friend Sheridan sent me this link. At first I thought it was a joke. It's not.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ignorance and Want

Here is ignorance - difficult to think of how to paint ignorance on a person without making them slack-jawed with a dunce cap. And dark green fabric....there's a challenge.

And here's Want.

I don't know how they will work on stage, we'll see.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stage 2

Here's an update to the latest. Breaking for tea, I'm freeeezing.

Chugging along

This one's done. Now named "Prime Seating", taken in Prime Hook Delaware. This one will be going to the Children's Beach House Show on 12/3.

And if I'm very lucky, this one will go too. I've just started it. It's actually from a pic my daughter took at the Children's Beach House art show/bbq in August - that beautiful view of the ramp down to the ocean. I've got the sky blocked in, a beautiful near sunset, and will work on the rest today. Hopefully it'll be done (and dry) for the show.

Then I've got the first 2 of the 100 for 100 4x6's on the table, with the underpainting drying. I'll alternate between those and the other two commissions that are waiting. And good news, the client for the big commission is happy with the final product. Yay!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I just went into my studio this morning and sighed. The rest of the house is clean, but the studio is a MESS. I've been working pretty steady and my fung shui is definitely off kilter. (I have no idea if I spelled that right...fung shwaaaaay.)

The painting on the easel (can you find it?) is the big commissioned piece, which hopefully, is done. The client is coming to look at it after Thanksgiving. (I better clean the studio by then.) Here's a pic. You probably don't see the changes, because they're pretty small, but they're there....about five hours worth.

I've got several projects going on at once, which is pretty typical for me - this is a painting in progress - trying desperately to get my inventory back up. It's not done yet, but it's getting there.

The light was so pretty that day.
I'm still working on the set for the Christmas Carol show out at the theatre in Georgetown. This is a sign in progress, that will be hanging from one of the flats.

and THIS...this doesn't look like an art project, does it?

Well, it is. A very unusual one. This is a dress that one of the characters in the play wears. Usually when she lifts the hem of her skirt, there are two small children under it, one representing ignorance and one representing want. Instead of actual children, they want me to paint representations of ignorance and want. My brain definitely cringed when I heard that. Still thinking on it.

So what the hell am I doing posting? There's a lot to do, some of which I didn't even mention. Ack. Off to work.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


It's good to have friends.

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's going to be a busy winter...

Just got another commission. Wheeee!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ah, a dull moment around here.

That's a line from Bell, Book and Candle that I particularly liked. And that is, indeed, the current situation. They happen so infrequently. And you know, dull is probably not the word for it. Just quiet. Getting laundry done, painting a commissioned piece that should go pretty quickly, wondering if the rain will ever stop.

This latest commission is for a house painting - a watercolor this time. I used to do exclusively watercolor but have been painting in oil for the past year. It feels strange to switch back, but MAN, are watercolors FASTER! Whew, I'm just breezing through this one, and that's a good, good thing. The sooner I can get these 3 commissions done, the sooner I can get my inventory back up....which has rapidly depleted.

Speaking of that, two paintings sold at the Blue Jean Ball a couple of weeks ago - Prime Hook Peace and Lewes Farm. I don't think I mentioned that, and if I did, I apologize. It's been a crazy couple of months and half the time I can't remember what I've said to whom and when.

Haley starts rehearsal for "Nuncrackers" tomorrow, a fun Christmas show, in a non-traditional sense. I'm still working on the set for Christmas Carol, out at Possum Point in Georgetown. I'm taking a mini break from theatre, but hopefully will get out and audition for spring shows. I miss it already.

Speaking of spring - my winter project is to "borrow" Duane Keiser's idea (a fabulous artist, you can find him at He did 100 4x6 mini paintings and sold them for $100 each. 100 for 100. Love the idea, so am tackling it as my winter thang. Hopefully it'll keep me occupied in the long, cold, dark winter days as I count the days till spring.

Oh, and I'm now represented by Hardcastle's Gallery in Centreville DE. Thanks to Leo for hooking me up!

Peace out! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


All smiles here!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cautiously optimistic

I don't think I've ever felt real excitement over a Presidential Campaign before. Sure, I've been interested, and have always voted, but this one is different. I can't turn the t.v. off, and I'm NERVOUS! But yes, optimistic as well. Exciting stuff.

I'll let you know if I pop the chilling champagne tonight or not!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bell Book and Candle - finis

We had such fun. Here's a pic of the cast.

And here's what our view is like when we come down the back steps to the stage. Beautiful. Check out that crescent moon.

It's always bittersweet when it ends. That's why we keep coming back.