Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, Honduras

Monday, October 17, 2011

Studio 1807

Wow! we did it!  Found a 1926 Florida Bungalow in town for my new studio.    There is so much to do with packing, and discarding supplies and inventory that I don't know where to begin.   

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Home Page Photo

I never took the time to tell everyone that the photo on my masthead is a slide...yes a slide I took of a street in French Harbour, Roatan, Honduras.   I had been looking through my "possibility for a painting" file that we all keep.   The last time I visited was in the year 2000 when the world was scheduled to collapse and I spent it sitting on a beach with party-goers from Italy.  They were so loud.  I think they were responsible for holding the collapse at bay!
It is my turn to sit the Gallery tomorrow and I'm taking my watercolors.   I can produce 3-4 paintings on my shift.  The Owl was one of them

Monday, June 6, 2011

Painting at the Artists' Guild

She was a perfect model for us!   An absolutely polished and poised young girl who uses her earnings for ballet lessons.   Just how good is that.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

East Hampton, L.I.

I love the sanded pastel paper for it's ease and portability when traveling.......and I love marshland anywhere it exists.    I have got to get back into painting marine studies.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Alla Prima Portrait at the Guild

TGIS....Thank God it's Saturday and I had time to make it to a model session !
Painting is my favorite stress-buster and this one came together in under 3 hours of work. The model has horses and rides Dressage. She also keeps chickens as pets!
So I'm looking forward to some fresh eggs and her return as the "Horse Woman in Black and White"

Friday, February 25, 2011

New commission delivered.....

A Grandmother who lives in Punta Gorda, FL is very happy today with this portrait!

She gifted her grandaughter with this perfect pony and her son and daughter in law gifted her with a painting by Jini James.........

Yes, the other grandparents were gifted too!

With a totally different pose......

(BTW this photo shows the painting in a near completion state)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sculpture in Clay

I love the human face so much that I just can't help myself.
I do these small studies from memory, allowing the clay to take over in my hands and audition for features.

Someday, time permitting, they will be painted and glazed, but for now i enjoy the unfinished touch.