Friday, August 27, 2010

Of Two Minds

Then, window, let day in, and let life out.
A new day, what will you make of it?
I am of two minds.
Adventure beckons, but duty is impatient.
I long for Branwyn's salty breath on my skin,
and I hesitate to serve my ungrateful stewardship.
Alas, adventure beckons and duty is impatient.

I have had some interesting responses to this paintings.  By interesting I mostly mean not super positive (but, I have to say this is one of my all time favorites).  My publisher said, "It looks, it's kind of like.. um, it looks like she's... tweakin'".  Oh man, that's funny.  I had to tell him that it wasn't an accident.

The composition for this painting might look familiar.  There is a painting called Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs at the Louvre.  Gabrielle d'Estrees was King Henry IV of France's mistress and the tweakin' is symbolic of her fertility as she is with child.  In my painting the tweaking is actually a pea plucked from the plant growing behind her.  Her children are waiting (unenthusiastically) for their meal, and though she would love to sail away on a pirate adventure, she has to remind herself of her duties.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meyer Gallery - Park City

This summer I took a couple paintings to my NEW gallery on Main Street in Park City, Meyer Gallery!!  On Saturday, 4 September I will be there for the opening of a group show called "The Modern Figure" with Fidalis Buehler, Fatima Ronquillo, Chris Miles, Brian Kershisnik, and Yours Truely.  I have five new and great paintings to show.  I am so excited!  You can come, if you want to.  I hope you do.
Come Sail Away with Me

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I saw a hundred ordinary faces, and felt the only cheechako.

Cheechako: a tenderfoot, greenhorn, newcomer 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Only wanting to hang on to naiveté
A boon to those who don't excogitate

This is a 4"x4" little painting for my show in Connecticut this October with my dad and sister.  I still trip out that I am a "grown up" and every once in a while I don't like it.  But, it can't be helped, so I should try not to think about it too much and keep doing what I've got to do.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Flash Barroom begock Plop

The First Egg

A couple days ago we had a full on monsoon.  It had been threatening for a while, 65% humidity with the temperature going over 100 every day (pretty sticky and miserable).  So, we welcomed the crazy wind, flashes of lightning, and wild downpour that made lakes of our overflows.  At one point in the afternoon there was a clap of thunder that literally shook the house... and out popped Crystal's first egg!  The thunder scared an egg right out of her.  Just like on Goonies when the balloon pops and the chicken lays an egg to tip the scale and make the bowling ball roll and crank the gate open.  It's little and blue and so precious that we haven't cracked it yet.  We need more barometric pressure so they'll do it again, we haven't had one since (though, we look five times a day)!  I've been giving them extra treats like flax seeds, they need nourishment and omega 3s!  Love our chickens.