Ultimately, I hope to become queen of my own tiny kingdom. And you can bet if (when!) that happens I am gonna want a big-ass crown. :)
It's the last three days of the ONCE-A-YEAR SAVE-THE-ART-FROM-THE-GESSO sale!
Two paintings have already succumbed to the lure of the gesso. Get your favorites here!
This piece is the final culmination of a roundabout kind of journey.
It began with a collector's suggestion - "paint the Lola version of Leda and the Swan" (a daunting task, but I am always up for a challenge). The suggestion prompted a visual exploration of the many ways this myth has been represented. And another exploration of the myth itself, the controversy surrounding it and the ways its original meaning has often been softened and blurred from an act of assault to one of seduction. And then a lot of mulling over how to Lola-fy this tangled subject (both visual subject and story subject).
Congratulations to Michaela and Natalee! Wonder Mike chose your names at random as winners of the November Reader Giveaway! Email your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and your prizes will be on the way! Woot!
The once-a-year save-the-art-from-the-gesso sale is ON! Save up to 75% and get free shipping! Now through November 30th.
COMING NEXT WEEKEND! The once-a-year-save-the-paintings-from-the-gesso sale! It only happens once per year - paintings will fly the coop or be fully vandalized by the artist. Muwahaha!
Many thanks to all who have used the READERPERKS50 coupon to grab art, art cards and books! There are just two more days to use your coupon - then the shop will open for the ONCE A YEAR GET EM WHILE YOU CAN BEFORE I GO WILD WITH THE GESSO sale. Last year dozens of paintings flew the coop, and another bunch got vandalized with gesso -I can hardly wait!
Congratulations to Susan M! Wonder Mike selected your name at random as the winner of the October Reader Giveaway. Hooray! Send your mailing address to email@example.com and your piece of original art will be on the way. Thanks to all who participated!
It's time for the October Reader Giveaway! This month I'd love to know - who is your favorite rabbit? (factual, fictional, imaginary, theatrical, whimsical, horrific, mythological ) Why? One (or more) lucky readers will receive an original piece of art just for sharing their answer here. Hooray!
Sometimes, my cogitation causes agitation. Deliberation and examination makes a conflagration of my harmoniousness. Yup, over-thinking can make a fine mess.
But channel it down the right rabbit hole and you might just find the lyrics to an as yet unwritten musical about rabbits. Which might lead to painting a passel of lagomorphs. All of whom are quite excited to meet you, dear reader. Just as soon as we complete this particular ponder.
This piece is painted upon one of the many canvases given to me by the late Valerie Erichsen Thomson, and so is already a piece laden with the passage of time and the brevity of life. And yet, the tilt of this crow's head - is that a knowing smile?
Broader feathers, wide wings - oh yes. And some big ol' feet and long legs, please. Now you're talking.