Thursday, December 31, 2009

thingies


thingies in blue
from tiny notebook

this grouping looks like a family to me. a favorite of mine.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

is it safe?


from my tiny notebook

these birds are becoming a recurring theme. i am enjoying them.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

more plumes


plume plants
from tiny notebook

i am happy with this one in particular. enjoyed using my own painted papers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

odd bird


odd bird
from the tiny notebook

this is like playing the doodle game. so much fun.

Monday, December 21, 2009

thinking


man and bird
collage
from the tiny notebook

when i need a break from the illustration world, my collage table is crucial to keeping me going.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

adam and eve



Eve and Adam
acrylic and collage and watercolor

Once in a while, I like to use one of my rejected CD as a support. These 2 little pieces also show my admiration for African art.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

plume plants

collage
5.25x5.5

wishing everyone a happy winter. wishing warmth and company of loved ones to all.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

into dark woods


into dark woods
from my tiny notebook

how i feel right now except i don't have a guiding bird...

Friday, December 4, 2009

dots


dots
from the tiny notebook

sometimes old art postcards beg for a new life...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

4 birds


4 birds
from the tiny notebook

Saturday, November 28, 2009

dancing


dancing
from the tiny notebook

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

garden

garden
from my tiny notebook

Saturday, November 21, 2009

another beast


beast 2
from my tiny notebook

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

crossing

crossing
from my tiny notebook

or the weird monster ant with neon eyes... i enjoyed using the gift wrap with the grocery bag.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

silver beast


silver beast
from my tiny notebook

here, i recognize bits from tickets to movie theaters in Paris. i can even make out the title of the movie: SIMON KONIANSKI. that was a very good movie. how fun to remember it!

Monday, November 16, 2009

red sun


red sun
from my tiny Paris notebook

Sunday, November 15, 2009

a beast

beast 1
from my tiny notebook

the ink from last year was dried up. nothing like fresh black ink and a good brush!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

leopard skin

leopard skin
from my tiny notebook
here is now a good way to use scraps from some of my absent-minded doodling. + candy wrapper.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

yellow dot

a yellow dot
from my tiny notebook

using bits of different wrapping papers from presents Eva opened on her birthday this summer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

pigeon


pigeon
from my tiny notebook
gouache (for a change.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

procession


procession
from a tiny travel notebook

i started this notebook in Paris and enjoyed using papers from the daily explores. here i can recognize scraps from the catalog of the CAFE TURC series of events at the Tuileries.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

a stroll

a stroll in the park
last page of this notebook

kandinsky


improvisation 7

Kandinsky identified 3 types of paintings (designated by titles associated with music):
-impressions, based on real life subjects.
-improvisations, spontaneous and unconscious images from the artist's inner life.
-compositions, formally developed formats, often preceded by a series of studies.

interesting to say the least!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

first to fly

first to fly
from my notebook


with some torn bits from the art students league catalog. is that
sacrilegious?

Monday, November 2, 2009

pink


pink dress
from my notebook

a fun thing with collages is to explore color harmonies that would not necessarily come while painting.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

a visitor


a visitor
from my notebook

so different from the previous ones. maybe coming from a combination of sketch class and visiting Lore Hauptman and delighting in her collages.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

black fire

black fire
collage from my notebook

Friday, October 30, 2009

trio


from my notebook
collage

strange characters. who are they? where do they come from? that's what i like about the collages. they are surprises to myself.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

sketch class

sketch class was great fun. decided to give paul some clothes for a change. new perspective.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

blues


blues
from my notebook


3 weeks back from Paris and asking myself questions. why? where now? good?
typical!
still feeling like playing. but where are all these birds coming from?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

night crow

crow in the night
collage from my notebook

Friday, June 26, 2009

bird meeting

bird meeting
from my notebook

Thursday, June 25, 2009

night garden


night garden
collage from my notebook
8.5x5.5


note: i love black!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

suzanne

suzanne
collage from my notebook

Friday, June 19, 2009

watching


watching
collage from my notebook

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

dragon


dragon
from my notebook

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

playing with collages


at sea

i've been playing with small collages lately. interesting images are emerging.
the clue word is "playing", i think.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

earth has a new title

earth


today is the last day of the show at amrose sable. tomorrow i will be bringing back the work and finding storage room at home. i am happy to say EARTH will not be coming back. it has found a new owner who is re-naming it MASTODON.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

accumulated by the river

accumulated by the river

a drawing i like but didn't make it into the show. followed a lovely walk by the normanskill during snow melting period.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

fancy bridges

fancy bridges


somebody i do not know now owns this drawing. it makes me smile. it is a happy drawing. thank you unknown person.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

a very young fan

a very young collector' s choice: cliff



a special thank you to a little boy (about 6) who liked my work and chose a drawing for his very own. thank you little boy. (please forgive me for not remembering your name.)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

one heart

one heart


valentine's day is coming soon. i realize i have 1 heart in one of my pieces. come and find it!!! bring the kids and let them find it for you!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

sam's favorite

under the canopy of trees

this is sam's favorite. thank you sam.
go to her site!

people liked...

green mushrooms


when showing my work to people, it always fascinates me that everyone's favorite is different. this time, i would say this picture had the most fans. this surprised me.

i didn't keep tabs, but i would say this one also had many "votes":


stone wall with may apples