Sunday, November 16, 2014

SOLD! 23 hours left

 
Only 23 hours left on auction

Friday, November 14, 2014

City Sky

In real life the buildings are not crooked.  My camera always does this.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Baby's first day at the beach

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gathering Herbs

One of my favorite paintings started out using a master work.  She found her way moving out of the home and into the woods.  I like to imagine her in an old growth forest in Oklahoma gathering herbs and greens for tonight's dinner.  She is on auction for the next 12 hours on ebay
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Working on the new children's book

Several paintings in progress for the new children's book

Jesse opens for Marc Ford at the Colony

http://youtu.be/BqJTu2V4Za8

Peonies

One small painting from my Peony series.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Master inspired

When I  teach painting I often  use a master as a jumping off point so we can all be on the same page for much of the process and still allow the students some creative elbow room.  I have always loved foraging and continue to learn more.  This painting started out as a pre raphaelite woman in a cathedral and ended up in the woods gathering herbs and greens.
She is on auction this week on my ebay site
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Get Ispirato! An in-car concert with Jesse Aycock



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Sunday, October 05, 2014

SOLD, SOLD, SOLD!

What a great weekend for selling paintings.  I had a very profitable time at Utica Square and arrived home to open my mail to see that my OVAC 12x12 sold for more than top dollar at their fundraiser.  Thanks to all who made a purchase of my paintings this week. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Honey Crisps

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A Children's book on edible 'weeds'

I don't know why I remember this.  Maybe it is because I was the new girl in class and was pretty shy in the 6th grade.  I remember our teacher asking the question, " what is a weed?"  Being in a farming community, hands went up all over the room.  Mine stayed in my lap.  "Dandelion," one shouted.  Another suggested another common weed.  The teacher kept saying, "No.  No.  No."  Until I raised my hand and was called upon to answer.  I said tentatively, with a question at the end of my statement, "Any plant that you don't want to be there?"  I beamed with pride that my answer was the one he was looking for.

I have long ago had a relationship with the "weeds" in my yard, garden and in the untended fields around the places I have lived.  My mother passed down a great recipe for dandelion green salad and from there my meals of late have included, wood sorrel, purslane, poke weed, dandelion, lambsquarters and non traditional parts of traditional garden plants such as the leaves of sweet potato, the shoots of peas and radishes, the leaves of carrots, beets, broccoli and more.

I have decided to create a children's book on the subject.  Here is the first painting for the book.  It is unfinished but I couldn't wait to share it with you.  The little girl character, Claire, is holding purslane.

Her Jedi Knight 11x14 oil

I was on facebook the other day and saw this adorable photo of my neighbor and her little boy.  I loved the way she is looking at her brave knight and the way the son created halos around them both.  It was such a sweet moment that begged to be painted.  I really love this painting.

For those of us who have been lucky enough to have children who have not had to see the inside of a hospital, I choose to donate a portion of the funds from the sale of the painting to St Judes, for the children and families who have not been as fortunate.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My son, Dylan's latest record

For those who love to listen to ambient, transe like music while you paint, you should check out all the record on http://scissortailrecords but in particular the new one...
Read the review here:
http://bigtakeover.com/recordings/talk-west-all-worries-at-once-marmara