Four canvasses getting ready to become one
really big painting. My son Sam, who is 6 ft. 3
agreed to lie down next to the canvasses in
the tiny space left in that part of my small studio
to give you an idea of just how big this new work will be.
Tonight's image is the very, very first stage of going big.
I mean really big. Over the next few weeks I will be
painting a painting on these four 36 x 48 inch canvasses,
that will fit together to make one 6 foot x 8 foot image
of a table top laden with food. That is taking food really
The inspiration for this massive, huge, gigantic, piece
of art, is a request from my gallery owner in Toronto for
paintings about food for my December 1 show at
Studio Vogue. Yes it's a group show -- and I will be showing
this massive work, plus several smaller, but just as serious
explorations of my love of one of life's truly amazing
pleasures -- food baby. Yes food. Gotta have it, so do
you. But seriously. I love the possibilities for abstraction
coupled with detail in this subject, so watch this space
as I go ahead with it.
As Mike Dooley says "are you thinking big -- I mean
really big?" "Good because that's exactly how much of
it you're going to get." Well I am Mike thanks to you,
and have been dreaming of, thinking of, planning this
work for a few months.
Squirrel making quick work of our pumpkins
The squirrels' revenge. And this was just
the beginning of the squirrels' art project.
Nature keeps you humble.
a week and a half ago to decorate our front porch.
But our local squirrels were still angry that they didn't
get any of my husband Steven's pumpkin pie on
Thanksgiving Day, and they destroyed our pumpkins.
They made our porch look like a garbage dump, or a wild
squirrel pumpkin party.
Have a thinking-big day.