Posts Tagged ‘dots’

Just Add Vodka

Who knew painting glassware could be so complicated and backbreaking?   I decided to try dabbing my dots on new barware to compliment my “Drink Series” of pointillism paintings.   I had no idea just how time consuming it would become once I started painting all the individual colors and planning sets.  However, now that I have finished the last step of baking them so that they will be dishwasher safe, I’m feeling much better about the whole operation.

Tequila Shots Anyone?

I will be selling these originals at the upcoming Artists of the Superstitions 6th Annual Studio Tour at the base of the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, AZ. on the weekend of Novemebr 3-4th.

You can print a map of the many artists’ studios at

Along with the various designs of all kinds of barware, I will be selling original pointillism paintings, framed miniature prints, & T-shirts of my painting images.   You will surely find a unique holiday gift from my collections or the wonderful artwork of the other artists at our studio location: KimmBerly Ioane’s Raku Sculptures & Vessels, Lori Berry’s Fused Glassworks & Jewelry, and Diane Haugen’s Gourd Art.   Our Studio is #3 on the Apache Junction Map.

Perfect for Wine Coolers

It’s quite the drive to see all the studios but well worth as this year the tour has many more incredible artists than before.  And, if you should come to Studio #3, we will serve you a yummy Mimosa or a hot cup of tea and snacks.

I hope to see many of you there.

Rodeo Clown Face Art

Rodeo Clown Face Art

Painting portraits in pointillism is a challenge.  While I want to stay true to the process, I also want my buyers to see “the life” of the person reflected on the canvas.  When I have onlookers watch the portrait process, I wonder what they are thinking? When you just paint one color at a time over the whole canvas, it tends to make the subjects look like monsters to start.  Does my audience say,”What the hell is she doing?  That doesn’t look like the person in the photo…”

If they stayed around long enough, they would see how each new color adds more depth and personality.  I actually love seeing my “Face Art” come to life.  Pointillism is perfect for showing that special “twinkle” in the eyes.  There is an energy that exudes from the work.  Sometimes it makes me feel comfortable and sometimes it makes me feel uneasy.  I currently have my portrait of a Rodeo Clown hanging in my bedroom.  Last night, my husband said, “That guy is creeping me out!”  I don’t think it is a fear of clowns but simply that “energy” that pointillism brings to life.  What do you think?

Any rodeo enthuisiasts out there want to buy him?  He needs a new home.

Wanted to share an article in today’s local paper.

Wanted to share this article about Daniel Doherty, a Pointillism Painter in San Francisco.  He painted a mural inspired by Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.  Great homage to Seurat!

Desert Sunrise  36 x 48"  2160.00

Desert Sunrise 36 x 48" 2160.00

How shall I describe my work? My acrylic paintings are inspired by the “hot southwest” and “cool pacific coast” locals with various characters or flora from each. I focus on a style inspired by the color theory of pointillism and use either rounded dots in various sizes or large rectangular brush strokes. They tend to “smother” the whole canvas. My paintings are abstract images utilizing bright colors that “play” with the viewers eyes.

My painting studio is anchored with the sounds of musical rhythms that keep my brush moving to the beat so that I don’t get caught up in the making of each mark. Painting becomes an internal chant, repeating the same action over and over. If the music stops, I hum. I focus more on the process of color placement vs. the actual subject itself. I have to “step back” to really see what it is I’m painting; sometimes spending the whole day without really looking at the image until I’m ready to stop. Then my critical eye tells me where to focus the next time I start up.

My art studio is private and at the edge of the Goldfield Mountains in central Arizona. While trekkers roam the area, still “look to the hills for gold”, I’ve found my on little goldmine where creating art is a meditative bliss. Being creative is my gift to me. My hope is that others will experience a sense of spontaneity and freedom from my work.