Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ANA IN THE RED CHAIR, sold















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

This and the previous 3 pastels are from that evening at the High Museum last week. More to come.

Monday, October 29, 2007

FIX THE COLLAR, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

LITTLE BLACK PURSE


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A BOOK BY THE WINDOW


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Here is the first of images I promised in my last post. This is Ana, who posed for 8 artists at the High Museum last night. She did a wonderful job--I (and most of the other artists) went nuts with our cameras. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. More to come!

Monday, October 22, 2007

GETTING DRESSED, sold



















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Tomorrow I go to paint at the High Museum, as entertainment for a corporate event. Bank of America has secured the High for an evening. I'll be one of about 8 artists who have been invited to participate--we will be standing at our easels in the atrium, painting (or pastelling) models, dressed in authentic 1800 attire, while the guests mingle and schmooze. The event is in keeping with the current exhibition at the High, "Inspiring Impressionism". I'm hoping the museum will give us lowly artists an opportunity to see the show. Maybe if we show up early...

Another thing I'm hoping...I hope to get plenty of reference photos to do a whole series of 5x7 pastels for my blog. It's rare to get a chance to paint the authentic costume. Keep your eye out, maybe you'll see a few in the next few weeks.

A clip from the High Museum web site:

"Inspiring Impressionism"
Through January 13, 2008
Special Exhibitions Galleries, Wieland Pavilion
"Inspiring Impressionism", featuring over 80 works, including paintings and works on paper drawn from more than 40 museums, is the first comprehensive survey to explore the influence of Old Master painters on Impressionist artists. This exhibition juxtaposes works by such artists as Monet, C├ęzanne and Degas with those by Titian, Rubens and Fragonard.

For more information on the exhibit: http://www.high.org/experience/exhibitions/exhib_content.aspx?id1=2475

Friday, October 19, 2007

BLACK STOCKINGS, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Thursday, October 18, 2007

SLIPPERY BOY, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

This is my daughter and her little boy, slippery because he was slathered with sunscreen. It made things very scary for her in the water--a wiggly, slippery two year old and the crashing waves.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WHITE ROBE, sold



















This is a signed, original 5"x7" pastel on board. Framing is optional. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Monday, October 15, 2007

You Want Me To Bring A Dish? click here to see more.















www.youwantmetobringadish.com

Forgive me for being self-serving. But this is a project my sisters and I have been working on for months. It's finally finished, and published, self-published-but it's published. My sister, Catherine, youngest of 5 girls, thought this up. I thought it was funny; we got together with the other sisters and tried desperately to come up with enough recipes to fill a book. It was pretty hopeless, and so a lot of our time was spent trying to find recipes easy enough for us to want to cook. We spent many evenings cooking each others' recipes to make sure they worked. We've compiled them into a book for anyone who prefers to be anywhere other than the kitchen, but who is charged with bringing a dish to some function.

That's my sister, Catherine, on the cover. I shot all the photos with my little digital camera, including the cover. And I did the layout and production on my mac, using lots of Photoshop. It's been an all-consuming effort. But fun. Our hope is that one day a real publisher will take over. I'll let you know how it goes.

On November 8, we're having debut of sorts, at my sister's place of business in Buckhead, Seraphim Skin Care Salon in Atlanta. Anybody interested is welcome to come. I'll post specific information as the time approaches. In the meantime, check out our book on Lulu.com! www.lulu.com/content/1284044

And now, back to my art...

BY THE WINDOW, sold



















This is a signed, original 5"x7" pastel on board. Framing is optional. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

NUDE STUDY, sold





















This is a signed, original 5"x7" pastel on board. Framing is optional. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

DOWN AT THE CREEK, sold


















This is a 5x7 UNFRAMED pastel. Bidding starts at $100. There is an option to have it framed. Good luck to those of you who bid.

This is the first day I've been able to get back to this blog, in what seems like months. A trip to Armonk, New York, to do an outdoor festival--one of my favorites, great community of art lovers there, was part of the reason. the other is this all-consuming project, which has consumed my days. I'm not supposed to tell anybody about it until it's ready to be seen, but maybe a little hint wouldn't hurt...

I'm one of 6 kids, 5 girls, the last a boy. None of us cook. Maybe I should say almost none of us. Nevertheless, we've come up with an idea to help those of you who may dislike the kitchen as much as we do. I'll say no more. I'll be able to talk about it soon.