Friday, July 24, 2009

a cabin by the sea

tidal charts and pictures of waves and lakes and waterfalls. small houses with steep roofs. the colors of early morning. bridges that lead into distance. special edition gray paint. work in progress. making time. unexpectantly finishing a painting, past midnight on a thursday.

cabin by the sea
2009, oil on canvas

cabin by the sea,detail
2009, oil on canvas

Monday, July 13, 2009

sometimes the out-takes are the loveliest

Photographing my work last night, I came across this picture that I'm pretty sure I didn't even mean to take. Its lovely.

I've been making progress on a new painting (I think its getting close to done), and I've been thinking a lot of this piece and the last being the nexus for a new body of work, inspired by the combination of water and the built environment, and my long held desire to live in a little house near water. I've been seeking out the ocean more & more in the last few months (loving that I'm a fairly easy drive away). Walking to the slough on my lunch break, watching the Willamette every morning as I take my dog to the park. I feel a connection with water and the space around it, and keep seeing these wonderfully decrepit boats along roadways and in yards. Finding myself drawn to time ravaged buildings, 1850s anatomical drawings & maps of waterways and highways and tidal charts I don't know how to read. One of my favorite ways of creating is to fill myself up with looking and see what happens.

a house by the sea
oil on canvas

Thursday, July 2, 2009

etsy store

I started an etsy store. Go check it out, tell me what you think and it would make my week if you bought something (no pressure, but my work is pretty awesome and less than $20)

I'll be adding more items hopefully sometime this weekend.