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Friday, September 13, 2013

Landing Pad

"Landing Pad"

This huge sunflower grew outside my window this summer.  The window that is in front of my art table where I paint.  These little, tiny, super-cute finches would land on the giant leaves and seemed to peer into my window. It was a little distracting because I could never resist looking back at them. I do think some distractions are good for the soul ; D

Friday, August 23, 2013

Purple Face, Sore Body!

"Purple Face"

I am on vacation for the month of August.  Not traveling anywhere, but I am stepping off the art train for a bit to catch my breath and get energized for the fall and winter season of shows.  

"Kyle's Senior Parking Space"

I helped my daughter paint her senior parking space at Christopher High.  Down on the ground, bending and kneeling all day, I am sooooo sore! It was worth it though, loved spending the time with her and making art in an unusual space.  She wanted a vintage pattern because, she loves vintage things.  We made it say Robinson and painted it in the McCalls font.  The number is her birthday and you can't read it in this photo, but it is the "Diva Edition".  She also loves music, singing and theatre. Kyle, my daughter also designed and painted two other spaces for her art challenged friends.  I am amazed at how fearless she is when it comes to art or anything really.  I am a very proud mom.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gilroy's Biggest Party!!

" 2013 GF Cook-Off Gift Painting"

Again this year my art was used to make prints  and given as gifts to the 2013 Gilroy Garlic Festival Cook-off judges, contestants and sponsors.  As a perk my family and I are invited to sit at the cook-off stage and sample all the yummy dishes prepared by the contestants. It's really fun and an exciting event to be a part of.  It's an honor to have them print my art as gifts!


"Sample of  Some New Work"

This is some of the new work I created to sell in my own booth at the 2013 Gilroy Garlic Festival.  It's always an exciting show, hot, but exciting.  If you are attending, stop by my booth and say hi, #350 on the park side :D




Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's All Berry Good

"It's All Berry Good"

I have to admit I go to the Farmer's Market more for subject matter, than I do for food, I end up with both so it's really a win-win! This combination of berries together and then inside the turquoise basket is just yummy.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Warm-Up

Warm-Up

I have been back from my vacation for about a week.  I was very inspired by all the beauty I saw and painted a little series on Point Reyes National Seashore, where I went. You can view these little paintings at dailypaintworks.com on my gallery page.

 I have to say I know NOTHING about sports, but I know I liked this figure and I wanted to try and paint his moves.  I drew and painted it very quickly and on gesso board, so it has a very spontaneous feel which is what I like about it.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing!

I am so looking forward to a bit of a break and some alone time with my husband.  I think taking some time off to just be will be just what the doctor ordered.  The plan is to take in new sights and experiences and come back with lots of new material and inspiration for my art.  So see you soon ; D
JoAnne

Saturday, March 16, 2013

"The Best Parents Ever"

My dad and mom on their 67th wedding anniversary.  Mike and I took them on a picnic to Asillomar state beach.  I asked them both how it felt to be married to each other for the past 67 years.  Glad that they both have such a great sense of humor, they both replied: "AWFUL!"! then my dad said : "No, I really love this broad!"  They are just the best : D