Crazy November!

I realize I haven’t posted in a while so my apologies! It has been a time of transition and upheavel the last several weeks. I am in the middle of moving my art studio and my residence. They were in two separate locations but now my studio will be in my new home (this will save me money and travel time… although I will miss my studio mates). I haven’t had time to do any art due to most of my time going to organizing the two moves. I think there are few things I hate more than moving – possible a root canal or getting trapped in an elevator! I will need another week or two to get settled and organized before I can get back to regular art-making and posting. I can’t wait for things to get back to “normal”.

In addition, I’ve been summoned for jury duty and am right now, sitting in the court house in the jury lounge going through the preliminary stage. It’s just one of those months where everything happens at once!

100 Portraits – No. 30

Oil painting of Steve Buscemi

One of the finest character actors in Hollywood! I love Steve Buscemi. Best known for Fargo – he’s great in both drama and comedy, but especially dark comedies working with the Coen Brothers or with Tarantino. He’s excellent in Barton Fink, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski and on and on.

Really enjoyed painting his portrait. Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches.

Red Jacket

Originally posted on Jen Lynn Art:

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Red Jacket was a still life assignment in class.  I usually don’t care for painting a still life subject, but this one I was eager to paint. I love Red and Jackets! I must own 20 or 30 (much to my husband’s chagrin!) I began the painting in class and then finished it up in the evening at home. Adding more life and movement into the piece with the shadows and blending really made it start to “pop”. Not quite sure about the orange heels though! They were actually more of a gold color, but I like the contrast of the two bright colors against each other. I originally saw my Mom in this painting. The jacket is something she would wear and the mum – she loves flowers. I was not to surprised when she saw it and loved it! This one’s for you Mom – Enjoy!

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