Sunday, July 29, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
"His favorite prank was to use pebbles to spell out curse words and ominous messages. (Humans are so gullible.)"
Monday, July 23, 2012
If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, do not assume it's a duck. And quit stereotyping ducks! That is the message of this painting.
Don't let anyone else tell you what you should and shouldn't like, how you should and shouldn't be. Forget about being cool. Forget about arbitrary rules. We all have to march to the beat of our own brass band. Unless it's your mother talking, in which case you should do exactly what she says. (Okay, that last one was a side note to my son.)
Friday, July 20, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
|This is not the turd|
What was meant to be a small, quick, experiment of a painting turned into a time consuming turd polishing experience. Perhaps I exaggerate. It was a painting of a cup. I was trying out using white washes to create the cup so that the areas of shadow showed through as fabric. It turned out not to have an interesting enough effect to make up for the boring subject. Oh well. After spending WAY too much time trying to figure what I could add to save it from mediocrity, I finally decided I just needed to paint something that would be beautiful to look at. I do love waxwings. They already look deceptively like a painting. So there you have it. Look, its' a bird.
|This is the turd.|
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This is a painting of my friend's sheep who is currently running for unofficial mayor of Vashon (the sheep that is, not my friend). Also in the running is a dog and cat pair as well as 2 humans (good luck, humans. You'll need it!). As I was saying, it might seem ironic to have a sheep in a leadership position, but this gal has the guts to make the tough choices (plus, all voting dollars support Vashon Partners in Education).
Sunday, July 8, 2012
"Not that he had a choice, but he always preferred renting.
That way, if anything broke, it wasn't his problem."
I like the idea of adding text that looks like it is going to be inspirational, but instead is absurd and irreverent.
Apparently I am not yet tired of ridiculously cute kitties. I wish I were being ironic about them, but no such luck.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
My first day of vacation, I was in a gardening frenzy. Today, I have been in an art frenzy. I am aiming for balance but have managed to hit schizophrenia square in the eye. It all works out as long as I remember that there aint no cure for the summertime blues.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Here's what some of my paintings in college were called: one liners. I like to write on art as a way for telling a story. Unfortunely, I sometimes dedicate an entire painting to a story that could have been told in a one frame "Far Side" cartoon. The result is 15 seconds of interest and a chuckle from the viewer. Well, I hope you have 15 seconds to kill:
Kickstarting summer vacation with a little Joan Jett. I had my dad take me to see Joan Jett somewhere in the neighborhood of 8th grade. If you are wondering what my studio sounds like right now, look no further. It sounds like 1982.
|Mrs. Whitmore's 2nd Grade Class -- collage quilts|