Thursday, June 30, 2011

Accessorized, 6x8

Trendsetters not only accessorize themselves, but their phones as well. I love the polka dots and the headband, too. What fun to be young and not have too much to think about except what to decorate yourself with!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Like An iPhone Cowboy, 6x8

Number 12 in my series, On a Cellular Level.

My title is a play on the words "Like a Rhinestone Cowboy," by Glen Campbell. I just heard that he has Alzheimer's and this is a little tribute to him. My subject here was in the mountains of North Carolina. There is just no such thing as "getting away" any more.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Grand Opening, Triptych, 15x7

It takes days for my Lily of the Nile blooms to open, and I find each stage beautiful. God's palette created the most pleasing combination of colors. This triptych is painted on three 5x7-inch gallery-wrapped canvases. I had to depart from my cell phone series to paint this, because I like to paint something while I'm excited about it, and these lilies were beckoning.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Broken Down, 5x7

This is No. 11 in my series of cell phone paintings. Big thanks to Carol Blackburn for sending me the photo from Maine, after she saw this farmer calling for help because his tractor broke down. Remember how we used to venture forth bravely, unarmed and without means of communication, sometimes even driving on long trips alone? Yes, grandchildren, I was a brave, brave woman; a veritable pioneer, facing life with nothing but change for the phone booth and a tankful of cheap gas.

I want to congratulate my friend Qiang Huang, who is leaving his day job to be a full-time painter. He says:

"In this material oriented world, we chase wealth day and night. In business, we always say “Time is Money”. However soon or later, we all will realize in our bones that “Time is better than Money”. I will enjoy my time fully, and I hope you do too."

Qiang is a wise man. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cellderly, 6x8

This is No. 10 in my series On a Cellular Level.

I love it when an older person embraces new technology. We all need to keep learning, because brain exercise is as important as body exercise. My friend Toni diRocco learned to draw at 80 and got an iPad last year, which enables her to email her hilarious poems to everyone. This painting is not Toni, but she would certainly be a good subject, now that I think about it...must add that to my 'to-do's'.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tweet in the Park, 6x8

More from my On a Cellular Level series. My thought is: did she have to walk far in those shoes? Maybe she's calling a cab...or a podiatrist.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Always Connected, 5x7

Even if you're hiking, miles from anyone, down a peaceful road, you can't get away; and maybe you don't want to if you are a teenager.  Or he could be lost and calling for help or looking at the map on his smart phone. And to think we used to have long cords on our phones and felt very connected!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saucy, 5x7

One can imagine that this girl has a saucy personality. Her cell phone is in readiness for the many calls you know she is going to get.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

iPhone, Therefore iAm, 5x7

From my series, On a Cellular Level: This man exudes confidence, but I guess that's the suit; he seems to have a death grip on the phone, so maybe he's a bit tense. Will the deal go through? Did he get the promotion? 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gossip Time, 5x7

This lady looks like she is enjoying a bit of news from a friend, perhaps about another friend. This brings to mind a quote from Will Rogers:

"Live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip."

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Outside My Window, 5x7

This is going into the Daily Paintworks Challenge called "Outside My Window." I actually see our pool, then this scene, then just over the fence I can see a tree with mangoes hanging all over it in the neighbors' yard. I am coveting my neighbors' mangoes. I admit it. They aren't close enough to hang over my fence, either. They just hang there, silhouetted against the sky...sigh.

My husband is having radiation for a skin cancer (non-malignant) on his face, and the preparatory work was done yesterday. It was claustrophobic torture for him. While he was having this bad experience, I was in the waiting room. I was sitting there minding my own business and a massage therapist walked up and said she volunteers there, and that patients as well as family members all benefit from massage, and would I like a massage? Would I! It was great! My husband came out and told me about his trauma, and I had to say, "Guess what I've been doing...?"

Thursday, June 2, 2011

iPhloat, 8x6

Another in my series On a Cellular Level, the title is one of those things that makes my friend Cindy complain about the obnoxiousness of us Apple users.

Here I am doing a cell phone series, right when the report comes out that they may contribute to cancer. Timing is everything. The kids with the overdeveloped thumbs are the ones who are safer, always texting like my bathing beauty here.