First let me say: Wooo Hooo!!! New photos!
Yes, I finally have taken some photos of more-recent paintings. They aren’t perfect photos, but they are close approximations of my work. And I just can’t wait any longer to publish. (This whole photos of the paintings thing is pretty much driving me crazy…but then it’s a short trip.)
So, here are some of my recent photos. I’ve discovered a new subject: me. Or, more like, my life. I haven’t tried the serious artist self-portrait yet, but I’ve used old photos to revisit the story of me childhood, important, formative and fun.
Here are a few selected works:
The Artist As Cowgirl
This was, I think, my fifth birthday and I’m loving being a cowgirl. In the background my mother is cracking up and my then-teenaged cousin Pete is bored out of his mind.
Here’s a painting of me at about age four with my first cat, Peanut, crawling on my shoulder. This image pretty much sets the stage for why I now paint so many cat paintings.
A Man and His Tractor
And here’s a real classic. This painting is based on a photo of my Dad with his old International Harvester caterpillar tractor. I’d say the photo is circa 1960s. I’m working on a second version of this painting as a Christmas gift for my youngest sister.
Licking The Bowl
This painting is from an old, fuzzy black-and-white photo of me standing at the kitchen table licking the bowl. I’d guess I’m no more than 3 years old in this photo. And it reminds me of all the hours I spent in the kitchen with my Mom. So cute!
And now I probably have to tackle the really hard one: me as a middle-aged painter. Probably not as cute, but probably important for me to tackle. Stay tuned.