Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkin Tree

"Never Stand Under A Pumpkin Tree", 8 x 10, acrylic, mixed media

This idea has been stewing around of late and it was just suppose to be just a sketch.  I guess I got carried away...

To make some of the interesting texture, I sand back the paint and revealed different papers.  Under the white blouse was a piece of red paper and under the red skirt was a piece of gold.   I didn't plan ahead because I never really know where the painting is going to take me.  How serendipitous. 

When I saw the little gold dots made by a piece of braille in the background, I thought it reminded me of twilight when the lights of the city start twinkling.  So I continued to develop the idea of this city in the background.  Just an abstract version.  It does remind me of my roots...the Hudson and NYC. Amazing what the subconscious mind does.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Party Animals

I revitalized this watercolor of a dog by making this fun print "Party Animals". 
I just love the goofy eyes.  Available in my shop

Friday, October 12, 2012

One year when I asked my UCSB college daughter how her Halloween weekend was, she said she and her friend had the most fun, because they were standing outside their apartment with a "Free Hugs" sign giving hugs to trick-or-treaters. Hmmm.

Anyway, I thought who else would enjoy giving "Free Hugs" to trick-of-treaters?  Check out my Esty store, I've listed many new items.