Mixed Media Artist

Archive for October, 2008

A Hallelujah Moment

Imogen cleans her plate! Even before Scarlett was done!  Indeed, a hallelujah moment.

Just Waking ACEO

I have just been added to another treasury on etsy!  http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=20638

The treasury is entitled Like A Kid In A Candy Store and was put together by  the wonderful artist Victoria Usova  http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5376404.

This is a original mixed media ACEO painting on 100% rag paper.

This painting is of Scarlett just waking. She does this wonderful thing with her lips when she is feeling kind of moody. My little Jessica Lange.

ACEO available here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=16776504

Scarlett Plays The Piano ACEO

This is a original mixed media ACEO painting on 100% rag paper.

This painting is of Scarlett playing the piano. I have painted a large version of this (also for sale on etsy). I just get a kick out of how serious she takes herself. When she is done she says “thank everybody” and bows. Which is our cue to start clapping. Pronto.

ACEO available here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16776763

The Thinker

It is amazing to me how children become who they become so early on in life.  Imogen has always been a thinker.  Very compassionate and sensitive.  When she was less than a year old, you could not sing certain songs to her because they would make her cry.  Really cry, like her little heart was going to break.  Two of these songs were My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean and Momma’s Going To Buy You A Mocking Bird.  As she has gotten older, it hasn’t really changed.  She basically doesn’t like songs sung in a minor key.  This kind of rules out  lullabies.  Maybe that is why we didn’t sleep for that three month period when she was first born!  We thought we were comforting her but we were actually distressing her!   I have since asked her why she didn’t like the Mocking Bird song and she said because the mamma kept taking everything away from the baby.

My friend took this picture of her and  it seems to capture her in a moment of deep thought.  Who knows what she was thinking about at the time, she could have just been contemplating what she wanted to whine about next!  A five year old’s prerogative, you know.


Green Eyes

New ACEO of my green eyed girl looking so innocent.  I wonder what she was up to?

ACEO available here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16765407

You’re Beautiful When You’re Mad

You’re beautiful when you are mad.  You’re beautiful when you are tired and even when you just wake up in the morning .  And you don’t even care.

Beauty is wasted on children.

Meanwhile back at the ranch … here I am.  Mad, tired and constantly  feeling like I just woke up.  And all because of children!  And I DO care!  As my five year old would say “That’s no fair!”.


Anderson Cooper

What can I say?  I am a CNN junkie.

The Orange Peelers

I finally finished this canvas of Scarlett peeling oranges!  I have been putting it off for a long time but I’m done now and I am really happy with it.  As you may know, this is not the first time I have painted this subject, but this is the first time I have painted multiple Scarletts.  God knows that one of her is plenty!  I can’t imagine dealing with six of her. She found  the idea quite hilarious, pointing at each one individually and yelling “Scarlett!”.

This painting is a 11.5″x47″ mixed media painting on a 1.5″ profile canvas.


The First Snow

This is an ACEO that I did today.  It actually hasn’t snowed yet but I am anticipating it.  It should happen any day now and lasts for … oh, ten months …OK eight …OK, OK six.  Tomorrow is supposed to go as high 19 (that is nearly 70 for you Americans)!  Maybe, for the kids’ sake it will hold off until after Halloween.


The Albino Girl

Another circus image.  Step right up and see  THE ALBINO GIRL!  I thought her ghost like appearance was fitting giving that it is almost Halloween.  I think she is beautiful, even if she is a little bit spooky.