Friday, October 31, 2014

Untitled 58 (oil and cold wax)


Untitled 58.  Oil and cold wax on museum panel.  10" x 30".   
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Some very striking Stargazer lilies at the grocery store.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Untitled 57 (oil and cold wax)


Untitled 57.  Oil and cold wax on museum panel.  10" x 30".   
Purchase information: jala [at] jalapfaff [dot com]
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Gadjo and Rumi, Rumi and Gadjo.


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My photo + waterlogue app.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Untitled 291 (oil pastel)


Untitled 291.  Oil pastel.  Approx. 5" x 3".   
Not sure why, but blogger changed this image to lighter than it should be--it's a little darker than this in person.
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And he doesn't even mind having his belly snorgled!

I find all cats very beautiful, but there's something about Gadjo's sleek, perfect body that just stuns me.
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My photo + waterlogue app.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Untitled 290 (oil pastel)


A new mini painting. I am experimenting with oil pastels for the first time.

Untitled 290.  Pastel.  Approx. 3" x 3".   Purchase information: jala [at] jalapfaff [dot com]
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Fennec, zen relaxation master.

He was sound asleep...apparently mid-gallop.

Next to the Great Danes at the park, suddenly Moji is a much smaller dog.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Untitled 56 (oil and cold wax)


Untitled 56.  Oil and cold wax on museum panel.  10" x 30".   Sold.
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Untitled 55 (oil and cold wax)


Untitled 55.  Oil and cold wax on museum panel.  10" x 30".   Purchase information: jala [at] jalapfaff [dot com]

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Gadjo.


Nature invented the concept of complementary color.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Untitled 54 (oil and cold wax)


Untitled 54.  Oil and cold wax on museum panel.  16" x 16".   Sold.
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Gadjo knows what color to sit on to match his eyes.


Gadjo and Rumi.
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Somewhere in my neighborhood.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Untitled 53 (oil and cold wax)


Untitled 53.  Oil and cold wax on museum panel.  10" x 30".   Purchase information: jala [at] jalapfaff [dot com]
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My old food processor died, so I got a new cheap one (because one must eat pesto in the summertime). Never before have I gotten something packed in a box that was so cat-ready.


Mojito waiting for me to apply his shampoo, so he can get this over with...  (He's very good about it, but really dislikes being bathed.)


Gadjo and Rumi, the little lovebugs.


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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Untitled 289


Untitled 289.  Pastel.  Approx. 6" x 4".   Purchase information: jala [at] jalapfaff [dot com]
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Life continues to be a bit overwhelming...

But at least here's a small painting for you, and some pics of the ridiculous, inseparable, adorable, obnoxious duo, Rumi and Gadjo.


 (Feet in face = no problem.)





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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Untitled 288



Untitled 288.  Pastel.  Approx. 4" x 4".   Purchase information: jala [at] jalapfaff [dot com]
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Long time no blog, I know. I haven't literally disappeared--just been kind of exhausted running around trying to deal with stuff, make ends meet and keep me and my animolecules afloat. So far, we're all still here. Have you missed us?

No time to paint lately, either. The pastel above is from a couple of months ago.

Relatedly, I decided not to participate in Open Studios this October. It was a hard decision and makes me sad, but this year I just don't have the funds to apply or to participate (two different fees), or the physical and mental energy to do all the work that's involved in getting ready for, and actually doing, those two weekends. 

I'll try to remember to send out an announcement about it in the fall, so that anyone who was planning on visiting will know I won't be in it. 

I'm always happy to make appointments for people to come look at my art anytime, though, so please let me know if you'd like to.
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The only bad thing about the cat bed is that they're in it so often, they don't cuddle with me as much now! 

 The size difference with my cats always amazes me. Gadjo and Rumi each weigh about eight pounds. They're both still underweight--by one pound (Gadjo) and two pounds (Rumi)--but at least they haven't been losing any more lately.

Fennec--and this is a major accomplishment--is a little below 18 pounds. His heaviest (19.6? pounds) was when he turned 1 year old and I took him for his one-year checkup. The vet hadn't seen him since he was 12 weeks old, and her jaw practically dropped to the floor. For a while, Fennec's head looked too small for his body. It's starting to be more in proportion now.

What can I say, Fennec is a monster. I have to remember to bend my knees when I have to pick him up (and I never pick him up just for fun, the way I do with the other two). When I have to trim his claws, it's a full-body contact sport. It's like wrestling a puma. He would've given Steve Irwin a run for his money. (Fennec is truly a very passive, mellow, sweet cat...except when you try to mess with his raptor-sized talons.)



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Gorgeous Easter eggs, no? 

I saw these at a friend's house and remarked on the wonderful, rich, deep colors. She said (and I love this--both for her ingenuity and because this is such a Boulder anecdote) she had everything prepared to dye the eggs, but then realized she was out of vinegar. 

...So she used imported Italian balsamic. Those were some sophisticated, expensive Easter eggs!


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