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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Painting Bingo Part 2

Today I painted the third of the Bingo trilogy starring the amazing Bingo!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The case of the missing screen door window

My father called yesterday to tell me this story.
He has spent many hours this winter looking for the plexi-glass screen door window that he keeps in the cellar during the summer.
Yesterday he asked my mother the million dollor question...
"What did Gretchen use as a painting palette last summer?
My mother replied, "She used a piece of plexi-glasss from the cellar".
The good news is that they flipped it over, and this is what they saw...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Xmas!

I hope it is as twinkly as a gold crapaganza!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Birthday Party

This one has taken me forever... I started it over a year ago!
It certainly has lots and lots of layers and transparencies.
Well, for whatever it's worth... here it is!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Confectionary Delights!

Painting in strange pastel colors today...some confectionary delights for you!

(Note that the Gold Crapaganza is growing!)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Painting each other painting each other

Today Jan Searle and I painted each other painting each other.
It goes like this...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Painting Bingo

Today I painted not one but two portraits of Bingo.
We had a lot of fun. This has been a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Night Gallery

I'm messing around with painting at night and with triptychs.
I'm a daytime painter who needs to learn about nighttime painting.
And about triptychs.

Thanks Wendy for the camera loan!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I bought a new hat today.

One of Leigh's furry ones.

Isabella Stuart Gardner

This is a portrait of Isabella Stuart Gardner, by John Singer Sargent.
I used to love to visit this painting in her wacked wonderland of a museum.
It is sad that this is one of the paintings stolen in one of the biggest museum heists in history.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I felt like busting out with some big sloppy mess before I go to work.
Something with some dopey name like "Ascension".
I wonder, what does it make you think of?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

One more

Camera dying

My trusty camera is dying.
The one that I took all over the country during the Hillary Clinton campaign.
I've taken thousands and thousands of photos with it...
and now I must bid it adeau.

Possibly the last painting I squeak out of this camera.

Monday, December 6, 2010


These are mono-prints.
I paint each one individually, then print it on paper.
Only one print gets made per painting.
These all look similar, but actually each one is different.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Blast Off 2011!

I'm starting a new triptych called "Blast Off 2011!"
Here it is so far...