Rock the Terminal: Twisted Love

I was asked by Yvette Endrijautzki to show in Rock the Terminal: Twisted Love show at Art/Not Terminal Gallery. This is the piece I am showing. It’s called “Talulah and the Octopus” – acrylic paint on wood.

The opening is this Saturday, Feb 2nd and it is open to the public. There will be over 100 different NW Alternative Artists showing, plus live music by The Reigning Daze, Mixed Messages, and Pill Brigade. Cash bar and a $2.00 cover charge. 6:00-10:00pm.

 

Underwater Circus Paintings

Last summer I was invited to show some work at Le’Objects, this lovely home store in Georgetown. Tim, the owner has an amazing design and decorating sense. He has this amazing knack for putting together interesting and beautiful objects. I am a huge fan of his succulent terrariums, his lighting solutions, his turn-of-the-century typewriters, hourglasses, globes and liquor signs. But my favorite things in his store are the many shells, dried coral, starfishes, and other gems from the ocean. Violet was one painting from this series – I love her and the clownfish.

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I decided to paint something special to hang in the store and I had a large 3’x4′ board available. I painted an underwater circus performer, an equestrienne of seahorses, who I named “Marina”. It started on ongoing set of paintings, that captures the fantasy of an under-the-sea circus.

 

New Studio

My new studio is amazing…it’s so nice to go there with a big cup of coffee, turn on the heat and throw on some music or podcast and paint for hours and hours. Today I listened to podcasts: The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, and half an episode of Adam Carolla, and I got very close to finishing a painting. I moved into this studio this summer right down the street from my old one, and across the street from the Rainier Brewery in Georgetown. I’m in the Fred Marino Building which used to house the Palace Hotel. My studio is actually in two rooms which overlook Airport Way. It wasn’t much to look at at first, with old Pergo flooring on one side, grey and green paint, and really dirty windows. So I spent a week stripping old paint, cleaning, scrubbing, repainting the walls and varnishing the floors. The space was transformed! Sometimes it’s so worth it to get your hands dirty in order to make something beautiful.

Alba & Lazio

March Instagrams

New Painting: Lazio

My studio is located in the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center. This month (March-April) I am participating in a group show called “Gypsy Caravan – Travelogue Art Show”, at the Center’s Ballroom Gallery. I decided to do two new paintings for the show, giving myself only four days to complete both paintings. This first one was done in a day and a half and it’s called “Lazio”.

February Instagrams – Part 2

Gigi Under the Sea

This is probably my favorite piece and informs my new work (although I am playing with making things rougher and more layered). This is part of a tetraptych.

February Instagrams

I am a recreational camera user, and I have a nice Nikon P700, but I also love to take Instagram snapshots with my phone. These photos just captures a certain mood that I love. So every month I will pick 6 of my favorite photos to post. These are just taken around my house one day. The one on the top right is my Lola, Elvira Sevilla Tolentino. She made that sweater!

Bar del Corso Paintings