Thursday, February 26, 2009


I'm happy to share my newest painting with you, which is the latest in my pool series.  I call this piece "Going Deeper", and the title has two meanings for me.  First is the obvious one, where the swimmer is indeed going deeper into the pool.  But on another level, I feel that these times call for all of us to continually "go deeper" within, in order to remain positive, creative, grateful, and hopeful.

This piece is 40"x30", Acrylic on Canvas, $1850.  It's available directly from me.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

One of the fantastic things about the internet is the ability to look at other artist's work without visiting a gallery.  Although there is no substitute for seeing the work in person, the internet is a great way to find out about artists that you didn't know existed!  I had a wonderful surprise yesterday while googling (is that a word, hahaha) underwater swimmers, just to study some photos of different ways to view water from under the surface.  I happened upon a Greek artist named Maria Filopoulou, who has done a series of swimmer painters unlike any I've seen before.  I'm an instant fan of her work!  If you enjoy swimmers, Google her!  By the way, I am knee deep in my next underwater painting, and will be posting it very soon.  Have a great day!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm very excited because I finished my 36"x36" painting, "Natalie Blowing Bubbles" today. I loved working on the many colors in this painting... I feel like it gives the water a great sense of energy. The work is acrylic and art paper on canvas, $2100, and is available directly from me.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My self portrait for January (ok, I'm a few days late), is called "Soften My Vision". This idea came to me while doing taxes, marketing plans, etc. I realized that I was being hard on myself, and looking only at where I thought I should be, instead of how far I'd come. So I decided to paint my portrait from life, using the mirror, without my glasses. It softened my vision of the woman I saw in the mirror. It was a nice feeling! As a side note, it was an interesting exercise to smile at myself for a few hours while I painted this! We should all smile at ourselves more, I think. This painting is 12"x12", Acrylic on Canvas, $295.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hello and Happy February 1st!  Thank you, all who are beginning to follow my posts.  I've been quiet for the last couple of weeks.  I spent time organizing and  working on my taxes (now finished) and then met with my accountant.  I also put together a group submission for 14 women from the Angeles Crest Art Guild, of which I am a member, for the 2010 exhibition season of the Brand Galleries.  That was a challenging task, but a great experience, and that it is also finished.  Whew!  Last Saturday, I attended the Los Angeles Art Show at the convention center, and was very excited to see work by two of my favorite artists that include the pool as their subject..... Eric Zener and D.J. Hall.  They are very different from each other, but both masterful at their art.  That was a real treat.  Yesterday I worked with art consultant Margaret Danielak for two hours to help with a marketing plan for my work for 2009, and then spent 9 hours with my friend and computer guru Tim getting some new lessons on my Mac, including how to back up my computer.  Although I have been working on a Mac for many years, there is always so much to learn!  It was a very long day, but full of great information.  Now I'll begin to process it all in my brain, and most importantly get back to painting!  Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday.