Friday, June 25, 2010

Indi-go Art Gallery Show--"The Three Graces"

Some of my paintings will be on display June 29-July 15 at the Indi-go art gallery in downtown Champaign! I will be sharing the space with two other artists (aka "The Three Graces"). The gallery will be open most days from 4-8pm with several special events planned. The official openhouse is July 8 from 6-9pm. Come check it out!

9 East University, Champaign, IL

For more information, see the Indi-go gallery's Facebook page. My poppies painting is the profile picture! Our artist statements are displayed here.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Champaign-Urbana flute lessons

Check out my new flute lessons website. Here you will find information about me as a performer, music samples, and information about joining my private flute studio.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sunset (2010), 9 x 12"

This is a wild sunset! Not so sure I love the color scheme, but the original photo really does look like this!

SOLD! Available as a gicleƩ print--visit my etsy shop.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Prairie Grass (2010), 8 x 10"

Having lived in Illinois for several years, I have come to love visiting the local prairie reserve. The tall grass that sways in the breeze and the unusual wildflowers are quite beautiful. Prairie grass is a subject that I had wanted to paint for several months before I finally found the right photo. I spent a great deal of time searching the internet for a copyright-free photo that was both inspirational and compositionally fascinating. One especially important aspect is that I need to be able to visualize the finished painting when I look at the photo. I find many photos that are inspiring and have great composition, but feel are beyond my technical facility or would not translate well in my style. When I finally found the perfect photo, I painted it immediately.

I consider this painting to be one of my "spontaneous" type paintings in that there was no planning--no sketching and no photo editing--involved, and the painting was completed in one sitting. The paint was applied thickly directly onto the canvas using two small brushed and a palette knife. The finished painting turned out exactly as I had envisioned it...I love when it works that way.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Irises II (2010), 12 x 16"

THIS PAINTING HAS BEEN STOLEN. Please contact me if you see it anywhere.One of those tedious subjects I mentioned... :-) Based on a photo taken by my sister. This painting is currently hanging in my apartment. At times it looks so real--practically like looking out a window .


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