Friday, December 28, 2012

" Prehistoric" . . .

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - 21" X 23" - $390.00

Thursday, December 27, 2012

" River Mist " . . .

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - 22" X 21" 

Friday, December 21, 2012

" Centodieci" . . .

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - 12" X 13" - $150.00

Signs of Christmas at Arbor Vista ...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

" Fissure" . . .

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - 12" X 13" - $150.00

" Draco " ....

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - 32" X 32" - $870.00

Thursday, December 13, 2012

" I Now Pronounce You ...

This is how we chose to celebrate the 12/12/12 date of this century!  It was a beautiful winter day, a clear blue sky with bright sunlight and a balmy 30 degrees, more or less.
After much thought , we decided to make our special day a very small, private event.  We did, however, want to include my Mother.  At the frisky age of 94, there are fewer and fewer opportunities for her to feel special.  And this was our plan.  She was given the task of arranging our tiny "reception".  After the very brief (3 minutes) wedding ceremony in Titusville, performed by Judge Amy Nicols, we returned to Mother's home where she had spent much time and effort, polishing one silver tray and three forks.  The table was set with a beautiful red cloth, vintage candle sticks belonging to some long ago relative, white candles, wine goblets and glass etched plates.  She also had the honor of placing the cake topper on the cake we  brought with us.  It was such a warm and special time with her.  I hope the rest of "our" family in the area will understand how much we wanted to share this time with just her.  She felt special, and even wore her "fine" jewelry to celebrate with us.  All the while, I could see memories of her past wedding coming to the surface and then receeding as she enjoyed TWO pieces of cake and we talked about all things important to her.  She relived moments from her past as we enjoyed some sparkling wine. ( thanks for the wine Suzanne!) It was a beautiful time we will never forget.  Thank you Mother for sharing your life and your stories with us.  We love you....

Sunday, December 9, 2012

" Sea Drift " . . .

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 14" X 15" - $180.00

Friday, December 7, 2012

" Flottante" ... (floating)

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - 14" X 15" - $180.00

"Flottante" - detail

Thursday, December 6, 2012

" Vanishing ". . .

Acrylic on gallery wrapped  canvas -  32" X 32"   $860.00

Saturday, November 24, 2012

" Ocean Portal " . . .

Acrylic on canvas,  2 ' X 4 '  on   1 1/2  inch gallery wrapped stretchers.

 " Ocean Portal " - detail

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

" Garza Bianca " . . .

Acrylic on canvas board, 20" X 24"   unframed  $390.00

Saturday, November 17, 2012

On Being Fearless . . .


......and channeling Gerhard Richter.

I watched a documentary on him recently and have not been able to get his abstracts out of my mind.  I lie awake at night thinking about them!  I wanted to try painting one, using the things I had on hand.  I had this 3 foot by 4 foot canvas I picked up at a thrift store, with a hideous graphic on it.  I had several bits of old house paint left in the utility room by the former owners of our house.  I had some big and old paint brushes and an easel and a drop cloth.  This was the most wonderful experience i have had in a very long time!  I need to do this again..........

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Joy in the Studio ...

 My sister from Louisiana has been visiting and in my studio for the past two weeks.  It has been so wonderful!  She is a terrific fiber artist and we have spent long, long hours together creating amazing pieces.  I think if we had a month together, we could FILL a large gallery with our work.  I will miss her when she goes home.  Here are some random shots of the studio and SOME of the pieces that have result.

Kathy's vine piece
My piece titled " Rock and Roll"

Kathy's trees
My piece titled "Capolino"

Kathy's piece called "Multiverse"

The drying area under the work table.
My piece titled "Island Fruit"

Kathy's flower basket piece

Treated canvas pieces drying in the sun

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Not Too Soon.........

Many of you know I am crazy for Christmas.  All parts of the holiday, but mostly for Santa Clause.  I have an extensive collection of those but have never found the perfect Santa Clause Cookie Jar!  Behold, he is here on my kitchen counter.  We found him today in a cozy little corner of our new favorite consignment store, "Walker's Buttons and Bows" in Cambridge Springs PA.  Oh my, what a place this is!  We came  home with a big box of wonders, which also included a string of bubble lights for the Christmas tree.  If you would like more information about this fabulous treasure you can "like" them on Facebook where they regularly post  photographs of some of the wonderful and unique things they offer.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Getting Ready For Winter at Arbor Vista ....

Giving our trees scarves for the winter amuses me a lot!  The pieces that appear shredded are those that have endured at least one winter here.  They have developed their own shapes and drapes as a result of the wind and the snow.  I like those the best.  It will be interesting to watch these new scarves develop as winter sets in.

So many trees.....................

Postscript:  find some pieces of yarn around your house, or your neighbors.  Locate those knitting needles or that crochet hook, and make a scarf for your favorite tree.  I guarantee you will smile every time you look at it.  As will your neighbors!