Monday, November 30, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Blue's Guitar

From a busker at twilight in San Francisco. Sometimes more happens in a few seconds of eye contact than we can consciously take in. It may take years to fully appreciate it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Glamourous Life - CordoRoy

Sometimes when I see the image a while after I have painted it I remember how easy it is to fall in love. !!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Trio

This is actually a composite of events of a series of evenings... the singers and bands. Making my own music with paints. Good song huh?

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Piano

Into the more classical genre of music, the colors just come up different. And that is always surprising, who actually is doing these paintings?!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Fire

The boys in the band...can catch fire with any sound system. Evenings at The Commercial Hotel- Live Blue Fire.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Glamourous Life -Latino (Jazz)

How many musicians fit on a stage? It is amazing to see, in small venues with the invitation to get on stage, the answer to the question. (It depends on how big the sound gets.)
I love the color wash of this work, it evokes the waves, man.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Glamourous Life -Chicago (Jazz)

I must say, I really must say, I just love this one. I am talking about the perspective of the painting and the movement in the lines of it. Which, of course, is inextricably linked with the music.

Form and sound.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Glamourous Life -Bass (Jazz)

Mmmmm, ya. Double bass or the contrabass is the lowest pitched string instrument. In the jazz the strings are plucked more often than bowed, giving that sweet rich caramel sound to the piece.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Glamourous Life -Detroit Jazz

Jazz, I think, can only be truly appreciated live. That is the only time that one can feel the fire, the combustion of connection that happens when the music is created like the first music that was ever created. And that, like the love of porridge, never grows old.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Glamourous Life -New York Jazz

The band was from New York. Musicians are also glamorized. It must be quite the acting to sing a song for the thousandth time and make it sound like the first. Maybe not! Come to think of it, I can eat porridge with that same alacrity!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Glamourous Life -on to, in to MUSIC!

The Jazz Series... the research for this series is to go to live music venues, stay up until it is too early, alter reality with beverages (water with lemon) and laugh about pretty much anything. Research and study...strange,hmm? I don't find it that dull.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sociabili- Tea Series - Spring (detail)

This commission portrait was for two sisters. They told me the wonderful stories of their lives. That is the best part of doing portraits...all the lines mean something.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sociabili- Tea Series - Ice Tea

There are these warm days, umbrellas provide the shade, green foliage,...and ice tea with lemon.

Sociabili- Tea Series - Well

Foyers of hotels are such a place of inspiration. Animated conversations.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sociabili- Tea Series - Dona

This is set in the cafe of an Italian hotel, where the shops around it are designer clothing shops.. DKNY, Chanel, Dior. Which is pretty astounding stuff for one coming from the farm and all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sociabili- Tea Series - Green Tea

This is an ongoing series Tea Ladies or Coffee broads- the memorable meeting with a friend,talking about nothing and everything,until it is all sorted. Perhaps another series comes of it -Good Friends.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Book of Cats -My Cat never

oh dear...on the counter... waiting for the toast. So am I.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Book of Cats -My cat never sleeps in the laundry

which, if it was the stuff waiting to go in the washer...almost fine. But the clean folded left there for a moment because the phone rang and then it was lunch time, then...ya.

Book of Cats - My Cat never

sleeps on my pillow...

Aren't they so cute when they do something like that?

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Book of Cats- Plot to rule the world

Right after lunch and a little nap. (hmmm, what are they thinking..I already rule my world!)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Book of Cats My Cat never

sits on the counter. !!! (There is fur in the butter. Yuck!) This image is also available on mugs, tote bags and tile coasters at

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Book of Cats - My cat never

sits on the table. (ever)

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Book of Cats - Cat Rattan

And if one leaves a piece of fabric on the chair, the Cat will find it, to be the best place to sleep.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Book of Cats - Bengal

I did this little encaustic for my good friend before actually meeting a Bengal cat. Now, as I have a Bengal cat roommate, I see it show their fantastic playfulness and intelligence. And his fur is absolutely amazing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Book of Cats - Bothers the bird

MY Cat never... bothers the bird. The wonderful thing, one of many, about cats is the reaction to flittering. I don't actually have a bird in a cage. It would seem to me to be an inevitable tragedy.
The sky is blue.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Book of Cats -Sits on the Table

From the MY cat never... series. Sam the Siamese...which get many bad reviews, Siamese cats I am talking about here. They are noisy but very loving, cuddling lappy type cats. I am looking forward to getting one soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Book of Cats -Patience

The Russian Blue. Another cat I have known...Fritzi. Very patient fellow waiting for a loving up.
Marvelous how the paint goes on the waxy surface in encaustic.