Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I did this painting years ago—I think in 2004—and had almost forgotten about it. But I recently remembered it and dug it out of my pile of portfolios. It's surprising to me how much it relates to my more recent work, especially Commemorate the Date. It is strange not to notice the progression of my own work until it is in retrospect.
I'm thinking of using this for a holiday card this year.

Acrylic, 9" x 9" framed to 12" x 12," $250

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

10.5.11 Frida

I was in the studio working on a large painting today. Having resolved to do a postcard painting since it has already been a week since my last post, I looked around for inspiration. I spied Frida on a bag that I had used to carry in some supplies. Then I used my fancy smart phone to look up some reference images. I used details from two sources—a photo of Kahlo and one of her self portraits.
This illustration also looks a bit like my sister Shannon, but that was not intentional.
Gouache, 6" x 8"