Monday, April 09, 2007

Pigs Triumphant!

Here is last week's 12" x 9" painting of two wonderful swines that I saw in Orchha, India. I just love that mohawk hairdo that this boar is sporting. Still one of my favorite animals.

Not sure this is finished, but if I make changes, will post it again.


Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter 2007!

A photo and a painting of my Grandson, Tyler. The photo was taken 2 years ago after we dyed Easter eggs. The painting I did last year.

Tyler's a great kid, now 12 years old and growing too quickly. We dyed eggs together again on Thursday afternoon. It was a fun and relaxing time with him. We laughed, chatted about our next creation, and caught up on each others lives. He and I hadn't spent any real time together since before Christmas.

Tyler has been a terrific model for me over the past 3-4 years, and the public seems to enjoy the paintings I have done of him. I will be sorry when he passes through this wonderful stage of his life and gets too big to pose for his Granny any longer.

The painting is titled "On Three!", one of Martin's title's. It was in my solo exhibition at Sharon Weiss Gallery last year. 20" x 16" Oil on Gessoed Masonite.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Love them pigs!

Well, I am hunkered down here at the house painting for my upcoming June exhibition. WOW! is all I can say. Thanks to the help of Martin, Edie, Jon and Ray who have been giving me pep talks & calming me down, things are beginning to happen. I am painting a picture of some pigs I saw in Orccha, India. Pigs seem to evoke a strong reaction in people: they either hate them or love them. I LOVE them. More intelligent than dogs, and so interesting to spend time with. These Indian pigs were roaming free and had a litter. I tried to get up close while they were feeding on Mom, but they got spooked and hid in a bush. I got some great photos of them, and am working on an 9x12" for my show.