Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Madness Continues...

I know its not a full moon, so what's come over me? I have had crazy bursts of inspiration this week! First, I painted the 'Hawaiian Night' painting in 2 hours on Monday, and then Wednesday I completed yet another painting!

And if that wasn't enough, I ran 10 miles yesterday! Yes, 10 miles. Because I didn't take a lap counter with me on the track and counted laps on my make sure I got miscount, I did an extra mile. (Am I absolutely sure I did lap 64?) Have to be safe, you know!

The run felt pretty good, only a little sore on my upper thigh today. I tried to take it slower, but I couldn't resist whipping by the Air Force guys doing their PT time.

So, I finished this painting that I'm really excited about. I think I finally found my "thing": silhouettes contrasting with bright, colorful backgrounds.

Getting some love from my giraffes
 This time I sketched my silhouettes on paper and cut them out to trace on the canvas first, to avoid the paint covering them up on the canvas like last time.

And after stressing all day about how I was going to make that tree......

Savannah Nights

That's it for the auction. I already have a ton of ideas for other paintings I'm going to do to add to my collection to one day sell/show.

Don't forget, if you're interested in this or the 'Hawaiian Night' painting, or just want to help out with a good cause, the Bring Eli Home Auction is Nov. 5th, in Akron.


  1. Beautiful!! You have an amazing talent and I enjoy looking at your work!

  2. I'm digging the silhouettes very nice!

  3. love the paintings! So pretty! You ran 10 miles around a track? That is cra-zay. I would totally lose count. Good job!

  4. Thank you all for your supportive comments! I really appreciate it!

  5. So pretty! I admire anyone with talent like yours! And I really can't imagine running that far around a track. WOw!