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Monday, September 29, 2008

Morning Glory #2


UPDATE 9-30 5:00 pm: I just received notification that this painting was accepted into the Small Works NA competition and sale. Very exciting news!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chicken #5

Chicken #5 (Rooster) 9 x 12, oil on canvas. SOLD to AM, Dubai, UAE.

POW! The Quest for Chroma continues....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chickens #3 & #4

Chicken #3 (Rooster) 9 x 12, oil on canvas. SOLD to AM, Dubai, UAE.

Chicken #4 (Leghorn Hen) 9 x 12, oil on canvas. This painting is available for $200 from the studio, plus shipping. Email me at lisagloria@gmail.com if you are interested, thanks.

My 8-year-old really likes these paintings, especially the brushy backgrounds. She says it's like they're saying, "POW! I'm a chicken!"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Schnauzers

11 x 14, oil on canvas. SOLD.

Don't you just love their little doggie faces?? Oh my goodness. Painting them is like therapy. I was laughing all day.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Heather #4 - Study for "Comfort"




Heather #4, 12 x 9 inches, oil on canvas. SOLD to DC, Chevy Chase, MD.

This painting is a study for one of a series that I began over a year ago. The series relates to art-making, specifically the act of telling stories that condense and re-fashion experiences and emotions into a single image for the viewer to consume. It's art, about art.



I like nudes painted by women. Granted, the female nude is not ground-breaking, but I think being a woman makes me take it from a different angle. The nude as envisioned by men sometimes seems very foreign to me - who are these women romping naked in the woods? I like them, wouldn't dream of asking men to stop loving to see us nude, but I can't help taking these images more personally.



Women who paint nudes seem to paint variations on the self-portrait. Though it's a model, it's also me. I'm sympathetic to her. She's also my daughters, women I know... Not as much an object of desire as an object of empathy. The nude female to me, while lovely and enchanting, is anything but docile. She's a symbol of vulnerability, grace, languor, desire, physical strength, exposure... the turning outside of all we hold inside.



In this painting, the figure holds a brush. She's fallen asleep. It took me about a year to come back to this painting, because I was off learning how to make these marks - create a sense of intimacy and use the paint in a way that appears off-hand and effortless. (Ironically, very tight painting is actually easier - you just go at it ad infinitum until it's finished to the desired level. Painting this way entails a clear idea of every stroke's function, sometimes layers in advance.)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Heather #3

Heather #3, 10 x 10, oil on canvas. SOLD to BH, Wiltshire, UK.

Heather #2

9 x 12, oil on canvas. This painting is available for $200 from the artist's studio. Please email me if you are interested - lisagloria@gmail.com.

Here it is being made:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Heather #1

Heather #1 - 10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas. SOLD to JD, Round Rock, TX.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Seated Nude #3

Seated Nude #3, 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas. SOLD to MG, Alberta Canada. This painting is related to a larger version that is also available. There is something about the cello shape, and the contrast of translucent and opaque paint that is just mesmerizing.

Here it is being made...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Carnations #2

Carnations #2 with sugar bowl. 12 x 9 inches, oil on canvas. This painting is available direct from the studio for $200 US plus shipping. Please email me if you are interested.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Michelle #3

Michelle #3, oil on canvas 9 x 12". SOLD to CB, Columbia, MD.

Here it is being made: