Monday, April 30, 2012

"Ruby Sipper"

6" x 8" Mixed Media on Canvas

Number 96! More glitter! It's pinkish, reddish, it's fun and Dorothy is ready for the day after coffee from this cup! The paint was just pouring out of the bottle!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Cup Full of Compliments"

12" x12" Mixed Media on Canvas

"Cup Full of Compliments".... This piece was hanging out in my studio and just kept getting compliments from passer-byers, so that is the title it received, a no brainer.

There is some lighter yellow areas in here that I again, could not translate in the photograph very well, but it is a lot of yellow on yellow, and the dark is really dark blue. The darker yellowish areas is gold glitter! Yes, had to add a little shine to the compliments!

For incase anyone is curious, I did finish the series of 100 Coffee Cup paintings in time for the big open house this weekend. The show was two days of a lot of people and wow. We opened Friday night at 5:30 PM through 10:30 PM, then opened again on Saturday at 2 PM through 7 PM. I was a walking zombie last night! I will have photos of the show and the rest of the coffee cups paintings for you this week.

Excuse me now, while I rest... zzzzz.....


Monday, April 23, 2012

"Friday's Joe"

6"x6" mixed media on canvas panel

Oh, here we go number 94. This painting is actually an old painting reworked! That's okay right?
I love this coffee cup. I mean I really like drinking from it. It's so.... oh, I know, it's so Irish Coffee without the Irish. I added a few touches that I think made it have a little more life or character than the other version.
Here is the old one
Friday's Joe from May 2009.....

What a difference, oh so subtle....

See you tomorrow!


"Twilight Zone"

8"x6" mixed media on canvas

Number 93 is flying around above the mountains somewhere in the twilight..... zone....

Oh, maybe that is just where I am right now.... gotta go!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Neon Gold"

6"x8" mixed media on canvas

Hope this isn't too soon, but here is coffee cup painting number 92. It's another that I found hard to photograph... maybe I need a new camera! I wonder if it's the black ground I'm using for these last few paintings. Oh, there is some beautiful gold glitter in this painting too, making it really neon-like!

Martha told the story of when the neon sign was golden in the day when one would be on a road trip, looking for that coffee shop in the night! That sign would be a golden find!


"Suzie's Favorite"

8"x6" mixed media on canvas

How about this one? "Suzie's Favorite", number 91.

I found another color that is hard to photograph, bright green, like fluorescent green, and bright yellow...

Got to go.... another painting coming!  ....soon....


Saturday, April 21, 2012

"Red Hot Coffee" -Sold

12"x12" mixed media on canvas

Okay this little guy is number 90! Whoo hoo! Oh my goodness, they are getting tougher to title too!

Luckily, John Kirchner from down the hall stopped in my studio just in time to help with titling this little guy. 

Bonnie Heather had made a comment earlier in the week about one of these coffee cup paintings being very ... did she say luscious? Like juicy, yes? Well, this one is also very luscious, heavily applied paint and yes it was fun! A girl has got to have fun!

Oh where oh where is number 91? Watch for it!


Friday, April 20, 2012

"Stable Blue Solitude" -Sold

6"x8" mixed media on canvas

Here she is, number 89. Can I do it? Get to 100 coffee cup paintings by April 27th? I hope so.

I actually have a really big cup that seems to be finished, but I'm still looking at it. It is 43" by 43", I think, I'll remeasure before I post it.



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Clouds in My Coffee" -Sold

24" x 30" mixed media on canvas

What day is it anyway? Yes, there are "Clouds in My Coffee" for sure! Here we have number 88 and it's a larger painting at 24 inches by 30 inches. I know that large is relative, so relative to the itty bitty's (2"x3"), this is large!

I was telling Lisa Graham yesterday, that I have nine coffee cup paintings on my painting table, the floor and the easel. I was wrong, I had ten! Today I have nine, so where does that leave me....  closer to 100!

Hang on tight, they're coming along.... coming along!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

"It's Saturday Night" -Sold

16"x12" mixed media on canvas

There are a few cups on the painting table, but in the mean time, I have this painting.
I think this is what we did last night, at least we pretended to do this!!

Tis painting has fine green glitter on it for the middle figure's fancy jacket... just right for Saturday Night!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Flying Saucer"

6"x8" mixed media on canvas

Here it is, number 87! Wow, that took me a long time. Sorry I was busy with.... stuff..  : )

I like this one so much, I think I'll paint another!!



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Tug That Barge!"

6"x8" oil on paper on canvas 

Indiana does have tugboats! They are used on the rivers to push big barges around.

This little painting was influenced by a little model tugboat that my friend Dan let me borrow.  I made up the water and the green stuff that is supposed to be river bank... let me show you a photo of the model...

Hmm... I think I better paint another!!

Coffee tomorrow!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"The Magical Green Cup"

6"x6" oil and glitter on canvas panel

This cup can only be counted as magical. As I traveled back looking at all the of coffee cup paintings, this one appeared and I have not posted or counted this one. So, today I added a touch of the magical glitter dust and I call this number 86! Yes, quite magical, because all I did in the studio today was cut mats and package artwork in sleeves to get ready for the big open house coming up.... very soon....

Have a magical evening!


Monday, April 9, 2012

"Bring in the Clowns"

7"x5" aquamedia on paper

No coffee cup here, but I think they are headed to the coffee shoppe!

Martine, I hope you got your big cup of coffee!

Maybe all of us USA artists could meet Martine for coffee in Paris... or maybe Martine could meet all of us USA artists for coffee at Myra's condo! Or we could all meet here in Indianapolis.... the Indy 500 is coming up.... or.... maybe I should just go to sleep and dream about my next coffee cup painting!

Hope to have a new one to show you tomorrow!


"Java Rouge"

22"x30" mixed media on paper

Is today, tomorrow? Will tomorrow ever arrive? Oh, I need this big cup of coffee now!

This is "Java Rouge" coffee cup painting number 85. Fifteen more before April 26th, time is suddenly started to fly for me! Uh oh, do I fret? Or do I paint a few small pieces in here? Itty bitty's no less. I do have a couple tiny canvas's, 2 inch by 2 inch, only two..... hmmm..... I have many 3 inch by 2 inch canvas's.... hmmm...   off to work!!!

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Dancing in the Moonlight" -Sold

15"x11 mixed media on paper

You have to look closely, but there is a couple dancing under this big full moon. We had one like this last night.... Wow, it was bright! I wonder what music this couple is listening to.....

Tomorrow, I will post coffee cup number 85. I was a little busy today so I didn't get a photo. I did have a great time today painting with my young artists. We painted a singing frog. You believe frogs can sing right? These frogs do!

Sam and Meagan with their "Frog Song" paintings
This is Sam and Meagan with their paintings of the "Frog Song". They both did a great job with this tricky painting and this was their first time! Wow!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

"A Little Morning Spark!"

22"x30" mixed media on paper

Here is another big one for you Joanie! This painting has a bit of glitter in the left area of what would be coffee inside the cup. It adds that little spark that we need in the morning to get us started!

This was originally slated as coffee cup painting number 50, but someplace in my cup tracking, I lost track and I actually have an extra cup around #'s 23 & 24, so this one has been promoted to number 84.

Oh, isn't it great to be able to go with the flow........


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Center of Attention"

22"x30" mixed media on paper

Well, this one certainly had my attention for a long time and... it still does!

This is coffee cup painting number 83 and it is a big one at 22 inches by 30 inches. Hmm, that may look very nice above Myra's sofa! Yes, right next to....

Another coffee cup tomorrow Martine!

Myra, I hope you're okay after those tornadoes that messed up Dallas this time.... I really dislike tornadoes, a lot.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Blown Over by Spring"

16"x20" mixed media on canvas
This painting is very much about Spring here.... Windy!

More coffee cup paintings in the wings...

PS: I'm posting this from my phone. This is a test!
okay, I fixed it on my computer, but I'm gonna try the phone again, sometime...