Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New oils

Eastern Block Heart
       oil on panel
Bound to Tuesday
Oil on panel

So, I haven't painted with oils in about a year and a half. Thought I'd get my brushes dirty again and see if oil painting is any more condusive to life with 2 small children. I spent a couple days on each of these, but it is still tricky, with drying times, to make working with oils, work with the mom shifts and the early wake up time.
The model in both is my friend Anna. She is an actor and a chameleon- and a new mom herself.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Family

Sometimes when you spend most waking moments with your immediate family you stop seeing them. I spent 3 days by myself for the first time in 4 years this week. While I was away I wrote about and did drawings of my husband and children- in an effort to really see who they are, as individuals and to me. It was an incredibly enjoyable and fruitful exercise.