#3 The Ferrari Clutch

Available on ebay auction NOW.  Details here<<

Bidding starts at € 0.99 See all details on the ebay link.

These are both underpaintings that I was never going to finish. But with extreme joy I sewed them into this little clutch.  This WILL make a cute Christmas present. Especially if you have a Testarossa. But if you don’t you can wake up and dream on when you apply the lipgloss you pull out of this gorgeous one of a kind, future vintage Brooksby Clutch.

And you could win the auction for  ninety-nine cents.

As far as the blue nude goes. I don’t have time to tell you about it now. But it was going to be more than a painting.

#2 – a clutch :: on auction

Writers collect their rejection letters. Actors collect their casting call rejections. Painter save their rejected paintings.

>click to bid : starting price is € 0.99  Bidding ends November 25 <

Getting rejected is part of the creative profession. If you haven’t been rejected you haven’t tried to show your work. After 30 years  I still get rejected. What do I do? Move on to the next project.

To celebrate 30 years of professional activity I’m transforming paintings into assembled sculptures,  collectable art objects, and wearable art. These are marked with a stitched Scarlet X to differentiate them from my gallery paintings. Available only directly through me.

#2      a clutch

Two paintings of NYC transformed into a collectable art object

See ebay auction for shipping costs and details.

See #1 on auction

Soon I will tell you the story about the blue nude. It was painted in Maryland on the top of Braddock Heights.

Reject n.1 :: live Auction, now!

In my last post I  mentioned the blue nude and its history.  Momentarily I don’t have time to divulge this story because I’ve got rejects. But here is a clue: the person who bought the painting is a man…

To celebrate 30 years of professional activity I’m going to auction off some rejects.

>>Live ebay auction now attn: opens in new window<<<

Reject #1

Reject #1 is absolutely useless. But it’s pretty, right? Like an eternal flower. Better than a plastic flower.

Reject n.1 is so light in weight it almost Continue reading

2 paintings for Beruit

It’s a great pleasure to tell you that two of my paintings were selected to be in the Carré d’Artistes gallery in Beruit, Lebanon.

My paintings have gone many places, including Japan and Taiwan but never to a gallery in Lebanon.

More exciting news coming soon.

 

More Amsterdam Paintings

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen some of these in the works. Chicken helped me paint some of them.

He loves to land on my paintbrushes when I’m painting. Then he likes to drop onto my palette where all the oil paints are mixed. It’s more like dive bombing.

One day he swiped his tail in cadmium orange. I had to catch him, no easy feat. And clean him with marseilles soap. I was worried he’d die of cadmium poisoning because a large gob was on his tongue from trying to clean his tail.  Luckily he didn’t seemed bothered. He is a pest. But so much fun.

Want to see these paintings in person? They are coming soon  Carré d’Artistes® gallery in Amsterdam.

 

 

Amsterdam Paintings

Soon my paintings will be at the Carré d’Artistes® gallery in Amsterdam. These are a sneak peek of the first forty.

It’s a fun challenge to paint a new subject, a new city.

City reflections were my inspiration when I painted the Arno river many years ago, that seems like a different life, when I lived in Florence. Cats have nine lives, I wonder how many lives artists have. Every new subject feels like a new chapter.

I never imagined that I might paint Amsterdam, or exhibit there. It’s a blessing to work with such great people who believe in me and showcase my work in their galleries.

How do you get to show in all theses places? Paint, paint, paint. Be jealous of your time and creative space. Carve your own path through life.

 

Postcard from Paris n 41

n 41 La Parisienne – 10x15cm, watercolor, collage, ink on Arches paper – 25 euro

This lady was waiting for her child to finish a class.

These postcards are like journal entries of my life  in Paris. They are one of a kind, mixed media on Bristol paper, or archival watercolor paper.

All are dated and noted: Where I sketched it, which café or arrondissiment, which metro line.

I’ll send them anywhere in the world with the message of your choice.  An envelope and standard postal shipping is included in the price.

All are 25 Euro. Payment by papal

>>contact me << to purchase.