Orange and Indigo

The orange and indigo fish complete my rainbow betta fish project. These pieces are currently hanging at Casciano in Hammonton.

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The Roy G. Fish complete set:

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Paint the Town!

It was my privilege to participate in the Farnsworth Gallery’s second annual Paint the Town plein air event. Bordentown is a gorgeous, historic city. As you may remember, I also participated last year.

This year’s watercolors:

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One Fish, Two Fish

Red Fish, Blue Fish.

Watercolors of beta fish.

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Red Fish. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″ (12.7cm x 12.7cm).

Blue Fish. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″ (12.7cm x 12.7cm).

$200 each.

Hunter and Hunted

Today I painted a lion and a gazelle.

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Hunter. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150

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Hunted. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

Real Life Fairies

Fairy tales have always held a special place in my heart. This week’s Dr. Sketchy’s pixie themed event was truly inspiring. Below are some of my more successful works from the night.

A few five minute poses:

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fairymood

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A ten minute pose:

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Twenty minute pose of fall and winter fairies:

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To whom it may concern, I’ve started a Tumblr.

Cupcakes are the New Bacon

Every once and a while a certain food becomes in style. It is odd that foods trend. A cupcake eaten in 2002 tastes no better than a cupcake tasted today. Nevertheless, cupcakes are in vogue. So cheers to cupcakes! Bacon had the spotlight for way too long.

Stylish. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

The Jersey Shore

Last night’s Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park was fantastic. The models were Krissi Horan, Sammi Macabre McCabe, and Courtney Wood. The session was vintage Jersey shore themed.

As always, click to enlarge images.

Courtney, 5 minute pose:

Courtney, 20 minute pose:

Krissi, 10 minute pose:

Krissi, 20 minute pose:

Sammi, 3 minute pose:

Sammi, 20 minute pose:

Courtney and Sammi, 20 minute pose:

Belly Dancers

Last night was Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park’s belly dancing event. I may be the only woman in the world who loves belly dancing as much as I do without ever having tried to belly dance. I adore belly dancers.  Unfortunately, I forgot my paints. I had two stray tubes in my purse, payne’s gray and rose matter. My pallet was very limited, so I’m not truly happy with how these came out.  Models were Sabrina Combs, Felicia Fatale, Lori Venus, and Ra’idah Dance.

5 minute poses:

10 minute pose:

15 minute pose:

 

Half hour from promotional photo by Michael D Zielinski:

 

 

Beautiful Strangers

As my loyal blog follower, you have surely noticed my works’ subject matter has shifted from places to people. This shift has not been easy. I strongly dislike working from photographs, but cannot afford to hire private models. So many of my people paintings have been painted secretly, on trains, at open mics, and in crowded bowling allies.

If I perceive the stranger depicted isn’t paying attention to me (the weirdo with her paints out in public), I will create one of these quick portraits.  I do not know these women. They do not know me.

Despite not know these anonymous women, I think the portraits capture a lot of personality. The colors chosen show if the stranger is warmly approachable or distantly cold. Their expressions give a glimpse into their inner characters.

I hope to keep painting portraits. My goal is to soon hire a beautiful stranger to model so I may flesh out one of these wet sketch into a completed piece.

Seven Devils

The Atlantic City Ballet‘s newest show opens next Friday. Caught Up in Swing/7 Sins is breathtaking. I do not have the vocabulary to properly describe the skill of these dancers and the caliber of their choreography. The show features contemporary music like Florence and The Machine and Nine Inch Nails. Everyone in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia should be buying a ticket.

Watercolors from their rehearsals:

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