Archive for April 2009

Commission Progress

I worked another session on this oil painting commission yesterday (and I secretly worked on it a little while ago, too! sshhh).  I laid some brighter colors on top of the dark underpainting and it's starting to have some more volume now.  

As I spoke about in my last progress post, I really love revisiting this composition and thinking of new colors to use.   My favorite part is this vivid blue -- I'm really enjoying how it's interacting with the deep dark blue underneath it and the pinks & white of the water next to it.

Sweetland Retreat- Featured in newspaper!

We were featured in the Kennebec Journal Woman's Quarterly today!  

This is a wonderful article about Sweetland Retreat, the Artist Retreat and B&B that my hubby & twin sister are about to start, written by Nancy McInnus and we think it portrays us exactly as we are! She really has a gift for words.  We didn't know exactly what she'd think of us giggling and rambling on about every idea we have for Sweetland and what we are trying to make it be.  But she captured it brilliantly.

Or you can see it on the KJ's flipbook here:

Groovy colors- what should I name this?

This is my newest color line but I'm stumped as to a name for it! I keep thinking of Reese's Pieces but I know that there's just a bit of copyright issue there :)

Any ideas?

If I pick your title I'll give you 20% off any item in my shop!

I've been framed...

Getting ready for a big art fair I'm doing next weekend in Gorham, ME.  I've framed up a bunch of my giclee prints in preparation and I'm getting nervous & excited!  I'll also be selling some of my original paintings and my handmade encaustic paint, too.  If you happen to be in the area come on out and visit:

University of Southern Maine - Costello Sports Complex
College Ave, Gorham, ME
Saturday, April 25th    10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, April 26th      10 AM – 3 PM

Funny tea leaves

"The Amount of Tea I Drink in a Week, mixed version"
Encaustic and Vanilla Chai Spice Tea on cradled birch

10" x 10"
March 2009

I created this slightly larger version of my tea painting series for an exhibit at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, ME titled "Off the Wall: Humor in Art."  The opening was last night and plenty of food was had by all!  

I've been working on a bunch of other paintings at once-- my mind is slightly distracted by Spring rolling in but I'm getting it in gear.  I have a bunch of work that I'm looking forward to finishing and alot of wax to make!  I'm also revamping my website-- can't wait to finish that project!

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