Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snowy Pine

5 x 7  oil on board

This will be my last post for the year.   Happy Holidays to all and hope the new year is a great one!  Please check in again in the new year.

After a few months practice the art student lamented to the teacher "but I can see the piece so much better in my head than I can get out on canvas!"   To which the teacher replied,  "what makes you think that ever changes?"
-Art and Fear


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hummingbird on Napkin --- sold

5 x 7   oil on board
birdxbird benefit auction

I found this little gal dead on the floor of our barn this Fall.  It makes me sad... she is so beautiful  that I saved her in a little bag in the freezer.   Something everyone should know:  if Hummingbirds fly into a building they go up to the highest point and basically stay up there hovering until they die of exhaustion.   Lots of people have automatic garage door openers and many of them have red handles.  If you leave the door open  hummingbirds are attracted to the red and fly in,  then go up to the ceiling.  I know it seems ridiculous that there is a huge opening that they can fly out, but they don't.   So keep those garage doors closed!  More than once a hummer has flown into Bob's studio and we have had to net it and let it go outside.

I just returned from a trip to NYC to see art!   I am both inspired and overwhelmed.  So today I spent my studio time stretching canvases and cleaning my turp pot and brushes, general organization, and thinking.