The Storyteller ~ man playing flamenco guitar

The Storyteller ~ 5″ x 7″ oil on board
For sale at Daily Paintworks 
Confession: I’ve always had a thing for musicians… 😉 I even ended up marrying one!  Lol!  I remember being a little girl, and watching my dad’s fingers on the strings and just being in awe, tingling with excitement that such a beautiful sound could come from his fingers. The fascination has never left me. I’m the girl in the corner of the bar, sketchbook open, trying to capture some of their passion on paper instead of dancing. Not a few musicians discovered my habit, and own little sketches. Musicians open up their heart and soul to you, on stage, in person and I find it awe inspiring, raw, vulnerable and brave. I feel that they are most themselves when they’re up there, and I want to capture that.
(reference photo attribution: Rich Anderson)

Going Away

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Going Away ~ 6″ x 6″ oil on board

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It’s getting colder…and colder…the frost hasn’t left my yard in three days, and the wood stove has been burning furiously, trying to keep the chill off my new home.  Did I tell you we moved? It is a lovely house that my husband built with his dad about 35 years ago. It’s big and solid and cozy with three bedrooms and two fireplaces and lots of quirky artistic details. I think his dad was a closet artist 😉 Much too manly to admit it, but when I look at some of the love and attention to detail in this house, I can tell, although I never knew him.
Nevertheless, when the weather gets colder, all I can think about is travelling. Years ago I found this image on flickr and fell in love…I promptly emailed the photographer HaoJan Chang, who graciously gave me permission. When I see this, I’m filled with longing, expectation, excitement…all of the emotions that an upcoming trip can bring…it’s a perfect image for how I’m feeling lately and I just had to capture it in paint.