Monday, January 31, 2011

Luxembourg City - another Grund view

28 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
Painting reference photograph credit goes to my husband.

Friday, January 28, 2011

cat bath

18 December 2010
10" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Luxembourg City - Clausen quarter (two versions)

16 January 2011
14" x 20", acylic on paper
23 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
Photographic painting reference credit goes to my husband for both of these.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tal-y-llyn Lake

Here's another painting of Tal-y-llyn Lake in Wales; I'd painted a different view of it previously.
21 December 2010
7" x 10", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

a kind of time travel

My painting reference for this was a photograph taken by my mother in the 1960s.  I believe it's a view of the Potomac River.  She was visiting historic sites in and around the Washington, DC.  I came across it as I was perusing some of her photograph albums from her student days.
21 December 2010
7" x 10", acrylic on paper

Monday, January 24, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

cats to a good home

I recently painted these as gifts.
26 December 2010
5" x 7", gouache on paper
GIFTED
26 December 2010
7" x 5", gouache on paper
GIFTED
Here they are matted and framed, ready to be wrapped up.  They both went to good homes.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vienna, Austria - grounds of Schonbrunn Palace

16 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper


curated posting - photographs of Amsterdam

Here's the third installment of photographs my husband took during our 2009 visit to the Low Countries.  As with the others I posted previously, 23 December 2010 and  3 January 2011, they're taken with his Nikon FE2, using black and white film. 






Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Athens - Ancient Agora

13 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
My painting subject matter has been doing a lot of time and place traveling.  Here I am back in Greece.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eger again

13 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
Credit for the reference picture for this painting goes to my husband.  It's from our 2008 trip to Budapest, Hungary (and also Vienna, Austria).

In other news, I recently visited the White Lotus Gallery in Eugene, Oregon.  They had some lovely traditional and contemporary pieces by primarily Asian artists.  The contemporary works often integrated Eastern techniques and themes in their works.  I was rather struck by them since I'm more used to seeing derivations and reactions to European art traditions.  I particularly liked the works of Chang-Ae Song on view, abstracted urban pieces done in Sumi ink on rice paper.  The gallery's website has some examples of her work.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Prague - canal scene

My husband and I visited Prague in 2004.  It was our first adventure abroad together, so I'm a bit more mushy and nostalgic about it.  This painting is a view of the canal in Stare Mestro, Old Town.  The reference photograph was taken by my husband.
8 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Friday, January 14, 2011

cat and human friends

20 November 2010
10" x 7", acrylic on paper
6 December 2010
10" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, January 13, 2011

view of Budapest from Gellert-hegy

The reference photograph credit for this painting goes to my husband.  Thanks, Husband!
7 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

silliness

Whenever we travel, our cat gets boarded (and, from what we hear, properly spoiled); a few years ago, though, we had the not particularly original and thoroughly goofy idea of having a "representative" of our cat come along with us.  We found him at the Weiner Prater, an amusement park in Vienna, and he's traveled with us since then.
Vienna 2008

Vienna 2008 - paying homage to Johann Strauss in Stadpark (he's at the statue's feet)

Vienna 2008 - Wienerwald, eyeing other stuffed critters
Amsterdam 2009 - Johnny Jordaanplein
Luxembourg City 2009
Santorini 2010

view of Lisbon from Cristo-Rei

During our visit to Lisbon in 2006, we checked out the concrete Cristo-Rei across the Rio Tejo, which afforded some spectacular views of Lisbon.
5 December 2010
14" x 20", acylic on paper

Monday, January 10, 2011

Eger, Hungary

During our 2008 visit to Budapest, we took a day trip to the castle town of Eger.
4 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Luxembourg City - Alzette River, Grund quarter (two versions)

9 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
1 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Friday, January 7, 2011

tennis, anyone?

The Australian Open is 10 days away...  Our small grey cat loves it when tennis is on television so he can curl up in my husband's lap while he watches.
17 November 2010
10" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Virtual Paintout submission

I just e-mailed my submission for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout, this month in Boston, Massachusetts.  The painting is of the Gardens for Charlestown viewed from Main Street.
5 January 2011
7" x 10", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

return to Luxembourg City, in triplicate

I thought I'd post these three paintings together, as they're roughly the same view, though each from a slightly different vantage.  The first two are based on reference photographs I took, and the third based on one taken by my husband.  They're from our 2009 visit to the Low Countries.
30 November 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
2 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
15 December 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Santorini - afternoon in Fira

29 November 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Monday, January 3, 2011

another curated posting - in and around Bruges

I'd posted photographs of Ghent, Belgium taken by my husband in an earlier post.  Here's a second installment of his photographs; they're also from our 2009 visit to the Low Countries.  We rented bicycles in Bruges and rode around the surrounding countryside, along winding backroads and long, straight paths that followed the canals.  As with the Ghent photographs, they're taken with his Nikon FE2, using black and white film.






Athens - Keramikos

24 November 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper