Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Painting--New Website

This past week was difficult, mostly because of a head cold that has been hanging on for now three weeks.  But as we must, we push on.  My husband, David, has been working daily to update my blog,  new website, and my Facebook.  By next week I will post the new address and talk more about the changes.  For now, please sign up for the newsletter which will come out at the end of February.  The newsletter will contain artist's tips, collector's advice, a fun video or two, and a painting that can be purchased.  All newsletter subscriber's names will be put in a hat for a drawing to win a print of one of my piece of art. 

I have painted a few small images this week that I will post as soon as David can photograph them--more work for David.  But for now, I am tackling another piece that offers a challenge.  I don't know about most of you but one of the reasons I paint is to try new, more difficult subject matter.  Doing the same thing over and over just isn't for me.  I wish it were.  It would make life so much easier for me and everyone around me.   The image below is made up of some of "My Favorite Things."  This painting is for me.  All the objects speak directly to my childhood.

Some of you may remember the primer "Fun With Dick and Jane."  We learned how to read with these simple sentences and fun pictures of seeing Spot run.  The music box mug is a mystery.  I don't remember where it came from but  I do remember drinking out of it when I was about four-years-old.    The shoe on the left belonged to my father.  Back in the day, mothers had their baby's shoes bronzed.  The big rabbit is the challenge.  It's made up of a mop-like fiber with cascading fringe. 

Of course I have needles, spools of thread, and my tomato pin cushion.  All of this is sitting on an antique quilt. 

I will keep you posted as I go along.  Tomorrow I will start with some preliminary  sketches and probably some notans to check out value patterns.  I will post all this week on my progress.


  1. Looks like you're kicking it up a notch, Deb. Your blog layout is really nice...kudos to David.

    I definitely remember Dick and Jane, and bronzed baby shoes and wooden thread spools. Looking forward to the painting of the still-life shot. I always learn so much from your posts. Thanks for all the great info. Best, Candace.

  2. It always amazes me how we learned how to read with such simple books. Today we do everything but stand on our head and kids still have trouble reading (I realize not ever child).

    Thanks for signing up for the newsletter.


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