Friday, August 29, 2008

Starlings in Search of a Nest

IF: duet

Once, I was in a bar in a college town and two girls, music students, came in to listen to the music. They stood at the bar and looked around the room and seemed to be searching for something. They reminded me of two birds making their way in an unfamiliar woods, a duet of timid exploration.

Thanks for stopping by. I messed up my thumbnail for IF this week!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Silent Singers

Lost or stolen in Louisville, KY, June 2009.

For IF: Today's prompt is vocal, and I couldn't help but think of this little painting that disappeared while in the care of the MOAT gallery in Louisville, KY. : (

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Dawg has Left the Building

Here is a photo of the surfboard and bulldog, finished! I'll publish another when they are assembled. This was a fun project, but it's nice to be done and to get back to my own work. I hope to post a new painting soon.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


For IF: When repairs mount up, I can look like this...

A tengu is a figure from Japanese folklore that can be good, or can exact terrible retribution for bad deeds.

The surfboard is here, but alas, it is made of styrofoam (!) and it has been a real challenge to get it ready to paint. I ended up stretching canvas on it and adhering it with gel medium, then two layers of gesso. It is still spongy, and I don't think it will ever be permanant. I wasted two 8 feet lengths of canvas before I got it right, but the third time was the charm. I looked rather like this tengu by the time I got it to work.