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Inktober Week 1

drawing cats for mom, Halloween, Pen & ink, Uncategorized, witches October 8, 2019

It’s Inktober…….again. Like an endless loop on Groundhog Day.

I am a week behind with my postings but that’s ok because I figured it’s easier on your in boxes, lol.

I am working on three simultaneous daily tasks. These are done every day just to keep the creative juices flowing.

One is my daily postcard to mom. I am combining the Inktober prompts with my postcards and I am adding color with Arteza brush pens.

I am including the back of the postcards so that you can read what I sent my mom.

Day Prompt – Ring

Day 2 Mindless

Day 3 Bait

Day 4 Frozen

Day 5 Build

Day 6 Husky

Day 7 Enchanted

Paint the Great South Bay

Paint the great South Bay, Pastel, Plein air, Uncategorized August 24, 2019

It’s that time of year again where I am the chairperson for an annual plein air event. I get to participate but I am obviously not eligible for prizes but that’s ok. When my paintings sell, that’s prize enough for me.

As typical with plein air, there are adventures to tell. Several storms this week, one really was a humdinger.

The first painting was not making me happy so I totally reworked it to the one you see below.

The next painting was completed from the rooftop of the Village Walk Assisted Living facility. They are great people and they really participate in community activities.

We had a model on Wednesday, but we had about an hour and 20 min to work and then another storm rolled in and we had to pack it in. I went back yesterday to do the background and I used the photo reference that I took to finish. This isn’t eligible to hang in the gallery but I am glad I finished this one.

I also took pictures of the artists painting the model.

Last but not least, today’s Quick Draw painting where we get three hours to work on a painting. This actually took me less than 2.

I am exhausted.

The Cats out of the Bag

Uncategorized July 2, 2019

For several months now, my cat postcard project has grown into a full show of 14 paintings. The largest are 30×40. They are at least 8 that I have not posted on Social Media.

The show runs until July 28th. One of the paintings is on display at a separate location, the Roast Coffee and Tea Company, a few doors down from the theater.

The image on the exhibit postcard was scaled up from one that I did last summer. The original is 4×6, the one below is 18×24. Two of the paintings that were completed are portraits of my mom’s cats, also created from postcards.

Creating large work from tiny sketches presented many challenges. I had to play around with the aspect ration to ensure my proportions were correct. Plus, scaling up meant I had to do more detail. Many of the original postcards were created with random bits of collage and it was impossible to scale up a tiny piece of collage so I had to improvise, a lot. It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to my next project.

If you are in the area, stop by and see the show. Check in on Facebook at the Patchogue Theater and tag me!

Where’s the Cats?

Uncategorized May 28, 2019

X Marks the Spot

This is from my daily doodle sketchbook, where I draw one 10 minute doodle a day from a random word prompt.

More importantly, where’s Gina?

For the past few months, I have been working on a series of paintings for a solo show here on Long Island.  There are 14 paintings that will be curated by John Cino, Curator for the Patchogue Arts Council.  The paintings he chooses will be hanging in the Patchogue Theater for Performing Arts on Main Street and the exhibit will run from June 15th to July 28, 2019. One painting will also be on display at the Roast Coffee and Tea House, a few doors down from the Theater.

I just finished the last painting today.  The paintings range in size from 11×14 to a whopping 30×40, which for me, is insanely large.

They are a variety of collage and mixed media.  All are very different from all the other paintings I have ever done.  Working large was fun, challenging, and quite a workout.  Mark you calendars!

I will post more detailed information in a few days.