Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Enchanted Garden - finished!

I finished the painting I was working on and it's now listed in my Etsy shop http://www.livefunky.etsy.com/ - hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Ultimate Frisbee Champion

The Ultimate Frisbee Champion, originally uploaded by livefunky.

A happy day in the sun - lots of frisbee with Leo and some painting too. I'll post some art picks of new work tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pinpoint - The Moon

(If you aren't already checking out my other blog www.lookseesaw.blogspot.com you should be! There are two new artist interviews I think you'll enjoy.)

Lights, camera, action!

Natural light is ideal....

....but the urge to paint doesn't go down with the sun!

Let there be light in the studio!!!

Below is a work in progress - abstract, garden inspired - we'll see how much the garden concept translates literally in the finished painting.

This painting still has a ways to go. But I did do a bit of filming while I was painting it.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Promise of a New Day

This is a new painting on stretched canvas measuring 20" x 48". All available art at www.livefunky.etsy.com

Sunday, April 13, 2008

More Sketch Painting

Today was a bit chilly so I stayed inside painting on paper. Here is one of them...

Maze Contained - acrylic on paper, 2008.

See my Etsy shop for more www.livefunky.etsy.com

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Process of a Painting

What a glorious spring day it was today! My daffodils bloomed in celebration of the occasion. The sun was warm and the breeze sweet - shorts and a tshirt FINALLY!

Today I worked on a canvas I began when I was still at the Indian Orchard Mills studio. The picture below shows my starting point today.

I then went into it with black paint, accentuating certain lines of the original composition and adding more shapes and forms.

Then I came in with some bold warm tones - bright orange, pink, red and yellow.

I enjoyed some of the drippy effects of the underpainting, and at this point, things were getting too "locked in" so I brought back some drips and splatters in a light color.

Then came some white....

More white, more drips...

Now the canvas was looking pretty close to finished...

The final stage was adding a bit more black to make some parts of the lines stand out. And here is the finished product.

Why Not - Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

Friday, April 11, 2008

Arte y Pico

I'd like to thank Elis Cooke of Into the Blystic at www.intotheblystic.blogspot.com for giving me the Arte y Pico award. If I could, I'd give it right back to her because I am such a fan of her work and blog!

The following 5 rules are attached to this award:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and that also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.

4. The Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte Y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these rules.

The blogs I would like to award this honour to are:
Angela at http://www.angelasartdiary.blogspot.com/
Meghan at http://www.meghanhenley.blogspot.com/
Paula at http://manninglewisstudios.blogspot.com/
Martha at http://artistsjournal.blogspot.com/
Lisa at http://blog.lisacall.com/index.php

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Lots of New Paintings

Soul Eruption

Testing Limits


Conversation With The Unknown

Change Direction

Celebrate The Now

Awkward Bird in Flight

Each of these acrylic paintings is on 8 x 10 stretched canvas and they are all available in my Etsy shop at www.livefunky.etsy.com

Some older work

This diptych was created in NH when I was still living there in acrylic and watersoluable crayons on two 16 x 20 canvases. You can find this and a selection of other older work I rediscovered since moving out of my old studio in my Etsy shop at www.livefunky.etsy.com