Sunday, January 29, 2023

Freeing Up My Mind!

I was able to spend a little more time painting and am really enjoying what is sections are coming together. When I was painting the foot, my mind let go of trying to paint sections just right, i.e. where the tendons are flexed, raised veins creating shadows, etc and it became more about the music and how it flows and what colors appear in my mind as well as the shapes. I was very freeing and I was the raised tendons, veins ended up in certain areas after all.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Remembering Who I Am

 I woke up at 12:30 this morning and could not get back to sleep.  I have been thinking about the painting quite a bit so I got up and began painting.  Part way through my body relaxed and I had this feeling that my spirit/soul was remembering who I am through painting.  It was an amazing feeling! 

I have a job working 12 hour nights which I have been doing for the last 10 years. Working this schedule along with being busy with family and being an artist has taken its toll physically as well as emotionally and spiritually.  I lose sight of who I am quite often and am reminded when painting or emersed in an art project or when lost in music and the imagery that comes with it. 

Really is good for me to have those moments.

Here is the painting so far:

Friday, December 2, 2022

Revisiting Alanis Morissette

 As I had discussed in a previous posting, when listening to music I "see" images of different colors and shapes.  I also tend to have physical sensations of the movements of these colors and shapes.  

With this in mind I have been revisiting Alanis Morissette's music which I had not really listened to in several years.  I hear snippets here and there but not really gone through and listened to whole songs in quite a while.  I had enjoyed hearing her music in the 90s but now that I am understanding more of what I experience it is fun to really listen and enjoy the sensations and visuals.

The one that is really in tune with my spirit is Uninvited.  The harmonies and the instruments used in the song are really producing wonderful imagery.

I find that these colors and fluid images are reflected in my artwork.

Here are a couple images of where I am at currently on the painting I have been working on.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Finally- Time to Continue Painting!

I have had a very busy 4 months with taking care of children, household and other obligations. I am now able to continue on with the painting which feels good!

Monday, July 25, 2022

One Section of Painting Completed

 The head portion of the painting is completed.  It is taking awhile in progression, but I am enjoying how it is turning out.

Difficult to see some of the details in the dark areas due to the sheen of the paint at this time.  Later on it will be better.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Continuation of Painting

 Here is a little more of the process on the painting.  Lots of things going on in life so I have not been able to paint as much as I would like.  I love the movement, depth and detail so far.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Dynamic, Flowing New Painting!

Working on a new painting that is turning out to be very bold, full of color, and is representing a lot of images that I am seeing when I listen to different types of music.  I was really captured by this image from a photograph and am having fun with the flow and rhythm of the piece.  I hope you will enjoy the process as I will be posting the progress. The size of this is 3ft by 3 ft to give some perspective of scale. 


Sunday, December 19, 2021

Stained Glass Yard Banner Completed

 Following are images of the completed Stained Glass Yard Banner.  I really like how it turned out!

Stained Glass Yard Banner - bonding glass bevels


This process was involving bonding the color bevels onto the clear bevels.  Next step is to drill holes in outside came, secure glass onto banner frame.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Stained Glass Yard Banner in Process 2

 Bevels completed and finishing up the assembly of the panel.  After this is soldering all the joints where the came meets up with each other and then puttying.  During the drying/hardening phase of the window putty I will be beveling color pieces that will be bonded on top of the clear bevels.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Stained Glass Yard Banner in Process

 Hand beveling the outside curves and straight edge.  Inside curves will be done next. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Stained Glass Yard Banner

 I am sure you are familiar with the yard banners with the metal frame:

I thought that it would be fun creating a glass panel that would attach to the frame.

The following is the design and some of the process of cutting the glass that will be hand beveled.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Evergreen Tree Design Completed!

The evergreen tree stained glass is completed and the client loves the results!  I really enjoy the flow of the glass textures and design.  This was fun to create!


Monday, August 9, 2021

Evergreen Tree Design in Process

Here are some images of the evergreen tree design in process:

 The white squiggly lines are the reflection of the shop lights and not part of the glass design.  Next steps are to cut the zinc for the outside edge and solder then putty both front and back of the panel.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Evergreen Tree Design

 I am working on a glass panel for a client who wanted an evergreen tree like design with multiple trees and blue sky with clouds.  This is the final design that was chosen by the client.  

This will be framed in an oak frame which I have been varnishing so that it will be all dried and ready for when I complete the panel.  

Here is an image of the panel in process.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Marketing with Vancouver Symphony!

 I am excited to have the opportunity to advertise with the Vancouver Symphony!  I am focusing on what I can provide for people and what need I can fulfill instead of trying to sell a product.  

Here is the ad:

It will be fun to hear from people from this.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Stained Glass Transom Completes Entryway

 Oct 2020 I had installed 2 sidelight stained glass panels in an entryway in Wenatchee, WA.  After the installation was completed the clients expressed that the transom window looked bare and the entryway incomplete.  I worked on a panel for them and installed it on April 3, 2021.  It really completed the entryway. The clients love the way it turned out.  "It fills me with joy every morning" was one response from them.  

This project was a lot of fun and emotionally rewarding.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Stained Glass for Entryway

 Just completed cleaning a panel that will go into a transom window. This is a continuation of a project I installed last October in Wenatchee, WA in two sidelight windows.  The client wanted to complete the entryway by having the design flow through the top window.

The installation will be first part of April. Looking forward to seeing all windows completed.