Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Take a look at my newest painting!

I recently bought a ceramic rhino while I was in Washington, and since then I've been obsessed. I had so much fun painting it. I used crackle to get the weathered skin on the rhino. I want to try a few more of these with maybe elephants or hippos. With crackle the possibilities are endless. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


As you can tell I haven't done a lot of serious painting in the last few months and I am definitely feeling something missing in my life. In an effort to fix that I came up with an idea for a series of paintings all centered around Cleveland. I've lived here for a year now, while my husband is attending medical school, and I just love it! Since our time here is limited, I want to take advantage of all the unique experiences and culture Cleveland has to offer. The goal is to create at least ten works (give or take a few) in the next year and then have some sort of an exhibition. I figure if I blog about my progress I will have to commit to the challenge and actually get some work done.
Here is my first piece. I used a map of downtown Cleveland and abstracted it. I wanted to capture the dirty gray feelings a city has, along with all the exciting pops of color and life. I'm not completely satisfied so I may change it up a bit. Or just leave it and make another with the same concept.