Thursday, September 7, 2017

Back from being off Blogger for a while

Dear visitor
I have created a new website with a blog included, so have not been posting for a year now on this blog.
I decided to use this blog for my jewelry now Blogger is open to the general public and you do not have to register to look at my blog.
It will take some organising of this blog though, but in the meantime, you can keep visiting.
Thank you!

Picture frame pendants with miniature prints of my paintings

"Glass beads on a wire"

Croched copper wire with glass beads (blue)

Wine glass jewelry sold in sets of 6

Necklaces, leather wire with embelished patina copper pendants

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Open Studio

This weekend, Sep 3 and 4 2016. I will open the doors to my studio in Castle Valley, Utah. This is part of the Moab Studio Tour.
Feel welcome to visit: 10 AM - 4 PM
For maps & artist info: Moab Studio Tour

Friday, August 19, 2016

News Letter and upcoming Studio Tour!

Blue Rain Studio Newsletter

    No 5 – August 19, 2016           
Ravens and Eagles
Like I mentioned in news letter 4, my involvement with Debbie Pappas and her organization Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation in Price gave me the chance to see the big birds up-close, even hold and release a beauty of a Golden Eagle.
The work in progress I showed of ravens playing in the sky is finished.
“Dance into Eternity” – 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

As well as this one, the big oil painting that I decided to call
“Time Was” - Oils on canvas - 30” x 40”  (76 x 101 cm).

Bald Eagle
I love how majestic these birds look. I learned a lot from Debbie Pappas about the difference between the Bald and the Golden Eagle and was surprised to hear that the Golden Eagle is stronger than the Bald. Bald Eagles are larger than Golden Eagles in average height and wingspan, but there isn't much difference in average weight. 
Debbie would never put the two in the same cage if she would have them at her center. The Golden would kill the Bald. According to her, the Golden is so used to hunt live prey, that it has so much more experience killing its prey as well as the strength needed for it. The Bald is a scavenger and lives mostly of dead animals, road kill.
I still love the appearance of the Bald though, can’t take that away from the bird.

“Haliaeetus”, acrylics on watercolor paper – 9.5” x 12.5”  (24 x 32 cm)

Another bird I started to paint is the owl. The eyes are definitely a focal point. Although I do find that the body of the bird looks pretty stiff, they are incredible flyers and their heads can turn 270 degrees in either direction.
No surprise maybe that I focus, for now, mostly on the eyes:
“Deep Soul” – acrylics on watercolor paper - 9.5” x 12.5”  (24 x 32 cm)

A work in progress is a trio of Barn Owls on a branch painted on 3 canvasses:

Having hummingbirds around the house, I cannot escape their sweetness, but also not their aggressive behavior towards one another when it comes to food.
One of my favorites is this hummingbird duel in which I cooperated some Steampunk as well as Zentangle design:
“Sky Wars” – acrylics on watercolor paper – 15.5” x 11.5”  (39,5 x 29 cm)

Save the date!
My first upcoming show is the
    Moab Studio Tour in Moab and Castle Valley on Saturday Sept. 3 and Sunday Sept. 4 from 10 AM – 4 PM.
I will open my studio to the public and have it ‘show-ready’ for the public to look at my paintings, prints, note cards, jewelry and more. I always welcome visitors, but the studio is more in a work-mess state normally and I won’t have that many items sitting out on display. I am part of this event with 11 other artists. We have 9 artists in Moab and 3 in Castle Valley. The Moab Music Festival has shows at Red Cliff’s Ranch near Castle Valley on both evenings, so visitors can go easily from one to the other!

For maps of this Tour go to:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New energy in 2016, new paintings

A whole new series of raven and eagle paintings are in the make!
Here is "Eagle Eyes", oils on canvas - 22 x 28 inch (more)