Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Portrait Of My Mother 9x12 Watercolor

My mother is 89 years old now. I think it is fascinating that when she was born, World War I was still raging. When she was a little girl, she saw Charles Lindburg. Later in life, she saw John F. Kennedy. And still later, shook hands with President Clinton. She remembers the Great Depression. She remembers exactly where she was when she heard the news about both Pearl Harbor and 9/11. She raised three sons and buried one, the worst thing that could happen to a parent. I think our country should honor our elders more. They are a wealth of history. Not for sale.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cork This! 8x10 Acrylic

I was at an Irish Festival listening to an Irish band. My mothers' maiden name is Ryan. My great aunt died on the boat trip over here from Ireland and was buried at sea. This lady had on this sweatshirt that said Cork This!, refering to County Cork, I assume, but I couldn't resist but get a picture. 

Monday, February 26, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ziegfeld Girl No. 6 Acrylic 5x7

Painted on Multimedia Artboard, this Ziegfeld Girl is smaller than the others, which were painted on canvas. These are extremely good practice in portrait painting.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Beachsitter 5x7 Acrylic


This is painted on Multimedia Artboard. I like this surface. I use the smoother side because the brush moves more quickly over it. On the right in the 'about me' section, I indicated that this blog is a search for me, and it certainly is. Doing art, after all, is a kind of baring of your soul. But I know the search in my personal art is to portray the pschological aspects of life using the physical form. This has always been my interest in making art and looking at art.