Friday, February 27, 2009

IF = Breezy

I was originally thinking of an analogous color scheme, blue to green, but somehow purple ended up in there, and I wanted a punch of color too by adding some bright red.

Upon reflection, it is appropriate, as a weather themed painting. It is quite similar to the unpredictable weather patterns we experience here in St. Louis. For example, yesterday the high was 60 and we had thunderstorms in the evening. Today it's around 25 and we're expecting snow.

I see St. Louis weather in this painting. Is it winter with the cool blues and whites of the sky? Is that spring blowing in and the trees ready to leaf? Who knows...

For sale on ebay

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I used a muted palate, and tiny little brushstrokes...
it looks calm and serene, just like i was feeling as i was painting it

Sunday, February 22, 2009


there is an air of anticipation about this painting. like the fields are ripe for planting, she is dreaming of summer blossoms, or perhaps someone is meeting her in this seclusion...

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

IF = Instinct

Interesting bee instinct...
If bees see another group of rival bees hanging around a particular flower, they will go check it out later...

seems like a human trait as well, shoulderpads anyone?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I’ve been sick this last week. Some respitory thing, which is annoying, but more annoying is how tired I’ve been. Like go to bed at 9pm tired. And I wake up tired. And I’m tired in the middle of the day so I need a nap tired.

But I think I’m finally getting better and have been trying to speed along my recovery.

Yesterday I worked out for 16 min on my wii fit. Today I tried to drink a lot of water. Right now I’m eating a salad for dinner.

When I’m not feeling well I crave heavy, bloating foods, you know, comfort food. Pizza, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and lots of it, forget normal portions. After the enormous lunch I ate, I figured a salad was on the menu.

I have to say, I am not enjoying it very much. Hopefully my body will appreciate all the extra nutrients and not having to digest a bunch of red meat and repay me by giving me a little burst of energy.

This painting was a bright spot in my day yesterday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

night dancers

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Monday, February 09, 2009

IF: Time

her hands pointing reminded me of the hands of a clock

lovely wood mounted prints available here

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

by the sea

on a side note...
you know how to go to some blogs and you click on an image and it opens up much larger in another window? Will I would like to do that but have no idea how. If anyone can help i'd much appreciate it.

Monday, February 02, 2009