Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rumi-only post

When we got Rumi, we had little idea of his larger-than-life, amazing, happy, gregarious, hilarious personality. I hadn't know he would practically hijack my blog. And my life.

But somehow I don't mind.

The many positions of a Rumi nap (the last three, waking up):

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Sunday, June 27, 2010


The computer gremlins are really taking a toll... Kudos to The Husband who has spent countless hours with them so far. Very stressful. Not sure yet if they have been exorcised. No painting going on, just gremlin control. So here are a few older items from my café sketchbook.

And some Rumi back feet. Just because they're cute.

In Munnar.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Red Rocks

Still having some computer difficulties and time crunches.
Have really missed visiting everyone's blogs. Soon, I hope.
First completed painting in a while, too.

You can see there's rarely room on this couch for a human. Left to right: Mojito, Rumi, Miss Lemon.

In India. I'm guessing this is some Bollywood star, but The Husband isn't here at the moment to ask him.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Untitled 54

I'm alive!...you know, in case you were wondering. Have been going crazy with no computer for a week. You realize that almost everything you do in daily life requires a (working) computer. Have had non-stop technological difficulties. And in the end, the Apple store said they can't find anything wrong. Grrr. Will have to go back yet again to yell at them. It seems that when the battery is in the computer, the computer starts getting hot, loud, and slow.

Kind of the way I feel when it's humid, which it has been quite a bit lately.

I think I may have posted this pastel long ago but can't seem to find it nor its title. In other words, it's an older one. Have been having an insane life lately (in the early stages of launching a business with The Husband--more on that as we get farther along) and no time to paint (though I did manage to get my guitar out twice, for the first time in years). So, am off to the studio now, as soon as I click "Publish."

Have you missed Rumi?

In India.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Painting awarded

Found out that this pastel, "Gubbio Roofs," was awarded an Honorable Mention this weekend in the Longmont Artists' Guild & Boulder Art Association Annual Members' Exhibition.

They kill me when they sit like this with their front paws curled in.

In Jaipur.

Private collection.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Front Range 3

Another 5" x 5" panel.

The boyz, keeping the neighbors under surveillance.

Showroom of a paper factory in Jaipur.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boulder Creek November 2

Counterpart to the one posted the other day. Pastel on mini panel (4" x 4") with a heavily-laid ground.

Rumi is growing up... Photo credit: The Husband.

In India.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Front Range 2

Rumi, atop the lamp, admires one of The Husband's paintings. (The Husband paints, too--mostly acrylic; occasionally encaustic.)

In Jaipur.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Boulder Creek November

A mini: 4" x 4". It's cool to see how a rough ground on panel contributes to it feeling like a print.

Lynx and Rumi in a rare (and slightly uncomfortable-looking) possessive embrace.

In India.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Untitled 14 (oil)

Here's the second oil + cold wax painting, 10" x 30", finished late last night. (The title says "oil" to distinguish from my Untitled pastels.) I'm starting to get more of a handle on what happens while using this stuff, and getting some ideas for future paintings that could take advantage of this medium.

At the hotel in Jaipur.

It's hard to get a vid of our two dogs wrestling...as soon as you get the camera out, here come their schnozzles to investigate.
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