Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fly Me to the Moon Again

Fly Me to the Moon 2. Oil on panel, 7" x 5". Sold.

I went to take down the setup for Fly Me to the Moon, and I couldn't do it! It was so festive and beautiful, I wanted to keep looking at it. So I made another, smaller painting in the vertical format I like best for the rocket shaker.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon. Oil on panel, 8" x 8". Sold.

While I still had my celestial ornaments at the studio, I thought I would have some fun combining them with Paul's rocket shaker. While I worked on arranging the setup, I listened to the Pink Martini Pandora station (a favorite of mine for cocktail painting!) I really struggled with getting a good composition, and it took a lot longer than it should have. But finally. the exact moment I hit on something that seemed to work, Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon" started to play. A sign from the Universe and a title all at once! Nice!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pink Lady

Pink Lady. oil on panel, 6" x 6". $125.

This piece was done for a commission, but it turned out the customer wanted something more strictly 1920s. Oh well, I had a blast doing it! It was to be a gift for a man (thus the Vargas pinup). It still can be.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Solstice Party

Solstice Party. Oil on panel, 8" x 8". $175.

It's never too early to start thinking about Solstice!

Years ago, before I started collecting art, I collected ornaments. The vast majority of them represent nature: blown glass birds, fruit, pinecones, and lots of suns, moons and stars. Which works out great, since Solstice is my big holiday. When it gets dark at 4 p.m., days getting longer is definitely something to celebrate.

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