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the Plein Heir catalog pp. 9 & 10

[caption id="attachment_9595" align="alignleft" width="408" caption="I'm excited to share these recent painting as they both speak to personal experiences that have helped me grow this year."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9594" align="alignleft" width="448" caption="As part of my floral series, I'm looking forward to finding flea market pieces that will show these little pieces off."][/caption]  

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the Plein Heir catalog pp. 7 & 8

[caption id="attachment_9582" align="alignleft" width="442" caption="I created this painting during my personal 'Painting-a-week' challenge earlier this year. I was inspired by some Navajo textiles I saw at the DeYoung Museum and was reminded of the Native American themed airport dolls and jewelry my dad used to bring me from his business trips to Indian Reservations across the country. I see this print becoming a textile pattern to sell by the bold, but for now this big comfy bolster pillow is adds a cheerful bust of oclor for any style room."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9581" align="alignleft" width="434" caption="This painting recently sold, but you can still purchase a bolster pillow in this standard or custom size. It's hard to let go of my paintings, but...

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Week 2 Painting- Torn Landscape

So far, I'm really enjoying this resolution of completing one painting a week. This piece was inspired by two things... [caption id="attachment_7432" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="1. This dresser design I created and painted for the DIY Channel this past Summer. I tore pieces of posterboard to create jagged edges that became stylized landscape rows..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_7433" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="2. ...and Meagan Lewis, awesome friend and founder of of Brown Pigeon stamps, saw the dresser and said, "Oh, I could make a bunch of those landscapes and hang them on my wall!" or something close to that."][/caption] I'm so used to working big (think a kitchen full of cabinets, 9' walls...) that her idea to create several landscapes on a small scale...

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The Pulling and Pushing of Tape

You all know how much I love pulling tape at the end of a project... It's such a useful tool- I use it to repair stencils, mask objects I don't want to paint, stripe cabriolet legs- that sort of thing... Mark Khaisman has a whole different relationship with tape... He's ventured from manipulating digital images, to using translucent packing tape to recreate famous photos to well, this... yep, creating paintings and architectural detail with the darn stuff. But wait, there's more... Mark took to applying colored translucent tape, in the pattern of an antique rug, to a piece of plexi-glass, added a light, and mounted it to the wall.... hm.... what I can I do with this... What inspires you...

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