Friday, May 27, 2016


From this point on this blog with be about my Post-MFA work!
This is an image of one of my most recent works-in-progress. I first took a collection of my old or broken toys that my kids had discarded and attached them to a wood panel. That was the easy part. This has been a very challenging piece for me so far since I am not used to painting on a surface that is not flat. I am in the process of painting a "staged" living room scene on top of the toys. This is very different from my previous pieces because I usually paint the mess, or the scene of chaos, onto the flat surface. Now I am painting a scene without chaos, on top of the actual objects that I would typically find on my floor. I love the play of shadows from the actual 3-dimensional objects. Also, when viewed from different angles other than from right in front, the painting becomes abstract as the lines no longer form any recognizable shapes.
Possible title: "Company's Coming, Hide the Kids"
Oil and found objects on wood panel

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Completed Work...Better Late Than Never

I just realized that I never posted any pictures of my completed MFA work. Below is a picture of my work from the graduate exhibition.

The REAL Motherhood Experience

Left: Welcome Home Mom, Oil on canvas, 4’x7’, 2015
Center: The Aftermath,Oil, permanent marker and found objects on wood panels, 4’x7.5”, 2016
Right: But It Was A Hurricane, Oil on canvas, 3’x4’, 2015
The Aftermath

The Aftermath (Details of Bottom Panel)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Progress on Current Work - "The Aftermath"

This is the progress that I have made so far on this recent painting titled "The Aftermath." Again, this painting is made up of three separate panels. The left and bottom panels are the most complete as far as painting goes. The top right panel is still very rough, but I am happy with where it is going. Once dry, I will be attaching actual objects to the bottom panel, such as crumpled tissues, toys and possibly chewed bubble gum. I also plan to have these objects spilling oven the edge of the painting and entering our actual space, therefore making this painting much more of an installation piece than any of my previous paintings.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Beginning Stages of Final Work

Wood panels are primed and ready for my final work (sketch on right). This work will all together be 4'x7', but it is cut into three sections and each section will be painted differently. This final work should bring together everything that I have been working on in my previous paintings of the same theme: The Real Motherhood Experience.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Changes to "Finished" Work

I went back into this painting and darkened the background by glazing over with black in order to have the wall appear to be further back in space. Horrible quality photos since this painting has proven to be very difficult for myself to photograph.

Monday, June 29, 2015

All Completed Work - June Residency

 Oil on wood panel, 4'x4'
Oil on canvas, 3'x4'

Oil on wood panel, 2'x3'

Oil on canvas, 4'x7'

Sunday, June 14, 2015

More Completed Works

4'x4' Oil on Wood Panel

3'x4' Oil on Canvas
4'x7' Oil on Canvas