830 posts categorized "Paintings"

July 08, 2018

627 Free at Last

Free2627 Free at Last
30x30 inches :: original acrylic on stretched canvas

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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

(Emma Lazarus)

July 02, 2018

626 Especially at the Swimming Pool

Summertime626 Especially at the Swimming Pool
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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"Of course, I do have a few things wrong with me, but those are strictly problems I keep inside. I'd hate to think they were obvious to anybody else. Especially at the swimming pool in the summer." #HarukiMurakami

#allaprima #swimming #summertime #JustKeepSwimming

June 26, 2018

625 Cake

Cake625 Cake
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced an image by @thebakefeed for this work.

June 19, 2018

624 Nine Slices

Cake624 Nine Slices
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced an image of cake slices by @thebakefeed for this work as I channeled my inner Wayne Thiebaud.

June 12, 2018

622 Cheerios

Cheerios622 Cheerios
6x6 inches :: oil on gessobord
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One day I want to author a book titled: I fed both my kids Cheerios and they came out completely different.


June 03, 2018

621 Them Apples

Main621 Them Apples
20x20 inches :: original acrylic on stretched canvas
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This is the demo painting I started at last night's art walk and finished this morning.

May 28, 2018

620 Waltz with the Weird

Christine620 Waltz with the Weird
18x24 inches :: original acrylic on stretched canvas
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This is my demo painting from yesterday, when I was teaching a private portrait painting class to beautiful Christine. We referenced an image of Christine as captured by Nick Holmes for the work.

I guess Basquiat is still on my mind as I ended up infusing some of his aesthetic onto her top ... which spilled into her face and hair ... all a process of what I call "Waltzing with the Weird" ... where I encourage painters to take the representational abstract and push it to a point where it can waltz with the weird, waltz with the wild.

May 26, 2018

619 ShadowBell

Shadow619 ShadowBell
24x18 inches :: original acrylic and collage on stretched canvas
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When I was a girl growing up in Bakersfield, one of the most wonderful things in my life was being part of the bell choir at First Congregational Church. It was directed by a woman named Eleanor who was dedicated to music, bells, we students in the choir, and most of all, her German Shepherd named Shadow. During rehearsals, Eleanor would bring all of us cut up apples and cheese to enjoy as snacks as Shadow watched over us and the beautiful sounds of the bells filled Plymouth Hall, the room where we practiced. I fell in love with German Shepherds because of Eleanor and Shadow.

This work was painted referencing a photo of one of the humans who comes to paint privately with me in the studio. Christine. She's been making such amazing strides. And she also loves her German Shepherd. Anyway, this is her German Shepherd. I also added collage with pink paper.

May 21, 2018

618 El Sol

Elsol618 El Sol
12x12 inches :: original oil painting with collage on canvasboard
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I was recently at a dinner event to celebrate El Sol Academy, a public charter school in Santa Ana. I took an image of a historic house which is part of the campus, all prettily dressed up with twinkle lights. It's a building that is incubating lots of wonderful ideas for continued excellent educational programming. I referenced that photo to paint this work and then decided to add collage to it. El Sol ... y las estrellas brillantes.



May 12, 2018

617 Paris Ferris


617 Paris Ferris
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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I referenced an image of a Ferris Wheel by @sincerelyjules for this work.

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