Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fox--Before and After

Here's a cute little fox who lives in New Jersey at the Lakota Wolf Preserve. Her name is Red (of course!). I started this painting a few years ago and thought it was finished in 2007, but I always felt uneasy with it, so it sat in the studio for all this time against the wall. I'd look at it, turn it upside down, look at it some more...Then, a while back, I just painted out the entire background and let it sit around for a few more months. Finally, I figured out what it needed so that the fox would be better integrated with the background. The orange/red leaves were necessary to balance the colors, but the fox still stood out in a funny way. I saw a dog at the park with shadows on his back and it made me realize that shadows would be just the thing to help.
I still look at the two versions and can't decide which I like better, but that's just the way it goes!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Photography is a passion of mine.  It is very relaxing because I don't have to make a living with 
it and deadlines are not an issue. I don't do it as often as I would like to, mainly for the same reasons.  In real life deadlines have to be met and I have to make a living! Anyway, here are 
three samples of some of my pictures.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Last Spring

Sigh!  We were just looking through some pictures we took last Spring in Paris and
thinking that it was really fun to be there.  We had been at Elf Fair in Utrecht, Holland,
and we rented a car and drove to Paris.  Yay for road trips!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Except for Julie's quick trip to Texas, we've been pretty much locked in our studio for the past few weeks doing nothing but finishing up our paintings for our 2010 Boris and Julie Fantasy Calendar. So it was great to get out on Friday night to attend the opening at The Artist's House with Anthony Palumbo and David Palumbo headlining the show.
Janette by Anthony Palumbo

Never On Time by David Palumbo

We met up with some friends at the show--the lady in the tan colored hat is Cynthia Manion, our longtime friend and model.  Dr. Don Riggs of Drexel University is in the center photo with Anthony and Cynthia.  David is in the third photo with Dena, Anna, and Peter.
Now it's time to get to work on our Fantasy Calendar for 2011 (for real!).