Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl Sunday

I am sitting around, waiting for all of the Superbowl pre-game garbage to pass (it never seems to pass quickly enough - it's incredible how much mileage FOX/ESPN/ABC/NFL can get out of one game).  A few days ago, I had just finished a few paintings, and I realized that I have been painting a lot of faces over the last year or so.  When I realized this - I felt like I needed to break out of the mold a little bit, and start working with patterns, lines and more color.  I ended up with this:

It is a little more busy than I had originally intended.  I like it, though, but I don't think that you will see these colors again from me anytime soon.


I have been thinking a lot about all of the really good, unforgettable paintings that I have ever encountered.  I have come to the conclusion that all of my favorite paintings are masteries of light and color.  As such, I have been working on my coloring and color mixing techniques.

I have a really long way to go until I get to anything worth feeling seriously happy about, but I like the progress that I seem to be making.

I was once inspired by a photo of an old Native American male.  After some painting, my inspiration changed to an image that I had in my head of a Native American female.  After some more painting, this became my inspiration...

I think that it ended up looking a little cartoon-ish, but I really enjoyed painting the headdress.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I'm back...

... and I have a goal this year to start back up on this blog.  I recently realized that I had completely let my painting get away from me.  After a few snow days - I have gotten back in the painting saddle.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present... one of my newest paintings...

Friday, September 18, 2009

girly craft

this may or may not be the wife typing. i have been toying with the idea of refurbishing old things, and making them interesting and new. with pink glitter being the medium that best describes me, i work naturally with jewelry and such.

it was a broken silk flower, and i took rhinestones, tulle, sequines and tons of thread to make a corsage/hair pin.

very girly indeed. what will hubby think, taking over his blog in such a jeweled manner ;)

Monday, August 10, 2009


Another painting from my friend, Mr. Bussman. This painting captures me, overall, right now as I am working to finish up my summer courses, continue with my internship, and start school back up in a few weeks. My life is over...

Until next time, enjoy "frustrated"....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Here is another painting from Mr. Bussman. It is entitled "WY".

I have never once been inspired by Wyoming. In fact, when I drive through Wyoming I tend to think of death, depression, and boredom. This is a great painting, though. The clouds are absolutely fantastic. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jen Smokin'

This is a painting that my friend, Mr. Bussman, sent me. It is entitled "Jen Smokin'". I think that this is the first titled painting that we have had on this blog. We are starting to look somewhat professional...

I really like this one - Mr. Bussman has a really interesting style...

Mr. Bussman is also in SLC for the summer. I envy him.