Archive for August, 2011


Better wait until closer to pick-up day

Nothing I can use here

When I began my new series of paintings last year, I started small.  I worked on 10″x10″ illustration boards which resulted in framed pieces where the image size was 9″x9″.   They have been very well received.  They have sold well and have been accepted into juried shows and even won an award.  All the while, it seemed everyone wanted to see bigger works.  So now I’m working on 20″x20″ canvases.   (I know, I know, that’s not very big either) I had to switch to canvas because illustration board bowed.  The new surface is not the issue, as I have done some of my small pieces on canvas.  (And they have sold well, too.)  The problem I encounter, unlike when I was painting watercolors and just used larger brushes to create larger works, is that it’s hard to translate the random tools I use, into a larger version.  Each item is unique, mostly salvaged from the trash.  So I guess it’s back to the trash to try to find larger items that will give me similar effects.  So, if you see me rummaging around in a trash can, please be kind and don’t laugh and point.

Watercolor painting on paper

Bamboo Moon

 Be sure to stop by Art Gallery of Viera this Saturday night, August 13th, from 6-9 pm. for an island experience at our Tropical Daze art show’s opening reception.
My paintings, Bamboo Moon, seen at left, Bamboo, Man Over Board, and a framed (#1)  giclee print of Beach Baby are included among artwork by Art Gallery of Viera artists, as well as several guest artists.  There will be live steel drum music, live tropical birds, refreshments and more!  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy art that suits our Florida lifestyle.  Mediums from acrylic to watercolor and silk to jewelry will be available for purchase.  Meet the artists who create this lovely work and learn more about the talents that surround you here in Brevard County.


Acrylic painting


“Celebration”, my original acrylic painting on canvas, has been accepted into 100% Pure Florida.   100% Pure Florida is Fifth Avenue Art Gallery’s annual juried show.
The show will run from August 30th – October 2nd.   Fifth Avenue is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida.  Check out the exhibit during the opening reception scheduled for Friday, September 2nd, from 5:30-8:30 pm.   1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners will be announced at the opening reception.  You can vote for your favorite artwork for the Viewer’s Choice Award that will be announced on September 27th.