Katie 18x24" oil on linen. Click image for full-view. I have to sit with it a bit more and take additional photos post-varnish (no colors ever seem to be accurate as they are in real life), but here is my most recent commission. God I love that dress! It took a lot of patience but… Continue reading New Portrait: A Girl, A Cat, A Dragon
Is It Really So Strange?
Jana Brike... Stephen O'Donnell... Agostino Arrivabene...
Chic, and Somewhat Literate
My cats are chewing the spines of my books -- uncle Milkshake (RIP) pre-chewed many and so they think this ok -- however, rather than deal with another book shelf that bows or is ugly, I'm trying to come up with some stacking solutions that look nice but are practical. And, you wouldn't believe how… Continue reading Chic, and Somewhat Literate
New Painting: Nina
5x7 inches, oil on panel. Stars and stripes, I guess you could say.
Retro Beauty Demos, Oh My!
The eyes have it, alright! I'll admit I'm somewhat obsessed and hypnotized by this video. It's up there with Hello And Welcome to My Home. Well, I think Constance Bennet has it down to a simpler routine; granted she has a maid to help and she sleeps in her make-up, it would appear.
On Collecting Art….
Helena Rubenstein collected the most unimportant paintings by every important painter of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- according to critics. Which was pretty much right. To this she said, "I may not have quality but I have quantity. Quality's nice, but quantity makes a show!" Get it, girl!
Random Things Of Beauty
In no particular order... Cire Trudon bust candles. They come in black too! A skull candle by D.L. and Co. He has so many great designs, how could anyone actually light a match and melt them? I've been on a decorative masking and duct tape kick. The shop Nothing Elegant on Etsy has many cool… Continue reading Random Things Of Beauty
Pricey Gifts I Would Like
I have no idea what's going on, but lately I've been having to curtail an urge to shop -- a lot. This of course is no good considering I have rather expensive taste in everything except wine and champagne. Yes, I love cheap champagne. My birthday is next month, and I thought I'd put together… Continue reading Pricey Gifts I Would Like
Thoughts on Eyebrows
Nothing frightens me more than women with seriously bad eyebrows. Being that I draw and paint women on a constant basis, it is always something I notice, and always something I think about during the painting process -- being that my portraits are made up and all. I really don't understand what happens in a… Continue reading Thoughts on Eyebrows