Friday, November 21, 2008

A Game of Tag

Looks like I was "tagged" by one blogger (thanks Camille Olsen!)

and received an honorable mention from another (thanks Carol Schiff!)

...ok, I'll play! Although it is not directly connected with my painting, by including links for other artists, it creates a nice little network of artists for others to easily view by clicking the I hope I can get the links in place here goes.

The rules:
1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post (*including their blog links*) and comment on their blogs to let them know they have been tagged.

My story:
  • · I took up running in my 50’s and I've completed 2 mountain races, (one an extreme race) and one marathon. I have held the distinction of coming in last in 2 races, (the extreme mountain race and a 5K several years ago! I would like to point out, however, that I did complete both! In fact, I have never dropped out of a race...but I would if I thought I needed to).
  • · I went to see the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971 at Madison Square Garden and the Rolling Stones at Boston Garden in 1969
  • I make my own Christmas cards each year which include scenes that have some personal meaning to me. In 2004, after wanting to travel for so very long, I travelled across country, went to Italy and Mexico but my Christmas card included a scene from the end of my street and the Christmas decorations I see there.
  • · I started an ecology group in high school and together with a wonderful advisor and the group began the first newspaper recycling program for our little town. (this was VERY many years ago!)
  • · I was the Medium Size Christmas tree in my kindergarten Christmas pageant.
  • · Our last 2 cats were rescues, they were homeless before coming to us.
  • · I am married to a guy who can make the best raviolis from scratch.
I am therefore tagging the following artists whose blogs I check regularly:

Kelley MacDonald's Daily Paintings

Mary Sheehan Winn

Passions of an Odd Chick

My Paint Box

Liza Moves On

Art By Deborah Ross

Marian Fortunati

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Open Studios!

It's going to be a wonderful art filled weekend courtesy of The Fourth Floor Artists in Rockland, MA. This will be the 17th Annual Open Studios for us (my 5th) and it's been keeping me and my studio mates really busy preparing our work and studio. It promises to be yet another great way to spend the weekend...and what better way to escape today's economic headlines than to take in some beautiful imagery? Take a look at the website for our organization to see our story:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Independent 16"x20"

While travelling through Guanajuato last spring, Kelley and I came across this little group of burros and horses. This one wasn't actually pink, purple, aqua, etc... just when he ended up on my canvas. I had been meaning to paint these guys for awhile but after perusing Frank Gardner's blog last week and seeing his "True Blue" image, I was inspired to get going on this little painting...I think it's 16x20 or so. Check his blog entry:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On the Set 24"x24"

My son, the filmmaker on the set of one of his films. I must admit, this is from a small photograph of him from a web site, but I really liked the image...I think it's ok because I know the subject...I don't know who to credit the original photo to, but I will as soon as I find out.

12/6/08-So, I learned that the photographer is Patty Allen. Thanks Patty for taking such a great photo and letting me paint from this! For me, it really summed up what I saw from his filmmaking activity!

Monday, November 3, 2008

54 Squared 24" x 30"

A '54 Corvette and me....I love old cars, I love Nantasket Beach, all those elements just seemed to be an image possibility for a painting.