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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Things Change

The paintings in the last post are also in today's post but it's funny how they change. I wasn't terribly happy with the way the painting was going so I went over it with lots of white...then sanded it to smooth out the rough areas and give it a softer finish. Then I painted more white and sanded it a bit more and then I was done. 

So here are the final pieces and I'm happy with the completed versions. I wasn't sure what I wanted with these but I know it when it's there. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Projects

I promised an Oakland gallery that I would paint something larger for them...and that's such a challenge for me. So here we go - 16x20 on wood panel. I started out with black and white, then added coral and blue. But mostly it will be black and white. This is just the start. I'll keep you posted. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cities in Photography

I took these shots and played around with the filters and then took color out or added a touch back in depending on what I felt it needed. One was shot from the De Young Museum Observatory Tower, another from a trail above Emerald Bay..another was shot from the rooftop of an apartment building at Jones and California and finally palm trees in Palm Springs. 
It's so important to crop these pieces right - make sure they are balanced yet not too symmetrical. I often take many shots...see which ones are workable and then I start cropping. If it doesn't work - that's ok...just delete and move forward. 

If you are interested in purchasing here is info. Etsy

Little Abstracts

Because my husband is a custom framer he brings me lots of mat board - especially the "fallout" which is the middle of the mat board that - falls out - when you have cut out the middle. I use these 8-ply boards for paintings. If I mess up I don't feel so bad because there's lots more board and it's recyclable. Because they are 8-ply they are heavy and dense and do not warp. 

Here are three abstracts I did this week - I called them...Chasing Dreams, 1, 2 & 3

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cities Cities Everywhere!

I have been creating very simply designed city posters lately. They are created especially for digital downloads so that's the reason for the black and white tones. I tried some local and some not so local. Here we have Seattle, Oakland, Berkeley, Palm Springs, San Francisco and NYC. What other cities should I try? 

All of these are available on my Etsy shop - My Daisy Downloads. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Here's something for Corporate and residential spaces

I really enjoy abstract landscapes - especially ones that are far off in the ocean so I had some 8x10 boards and decided to paint a few. Here is what I came up with. I scan them in at 600dpi and do some color correction and now they can go as large as 40" on the longest side for digital reproduction. I added them as posters to Artist Rising and ImageKind - all the links to these shops are on the right nav bar. Enjoy and as always thanks for visiting. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Art Happenings

Here's a quick update on art happenings. Two this week and one in July: 

Thursday June 11th at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette I will be part of a group show with eight artists. The reception starts at 6:30 so please stop by, have some wine...maybe some cheese and say hi. And meet the artists! A new Mexican restaurant opened next door so plan to check out the art and stay for dinner.

On Saturday June 13th I am having a book signing from 11-1  at Mountain Grounds in Martinez. I wrote a 32 page zine and published it in limited quantities. Please stop by this great little indie cafe, grab some coffee and say hi.

Finally - Friday July 10 at The Collector in Berkeley I will be featured in a group exhibit. The Collector is a fabulous little shop in the Elmwood District and is a great place to pick up gifts, affordable art, jewelry and artisan home accessories. And the area is home to many great foodie stops so it's a fun Friday night event.