Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hoeptner Paintings in Magazine Women in Art 278, July, 2015 Issue

Women in Art 278, July, 2015
Women in Art 278 is a quarterly publication promoting art by women around the globe.  I am pleased have a my paintings featured on page 15 of the July, 2015 issue.  The magazine can be viewed online here.   Cover art by Carla Sa Fernandes.
Also, I judged the CFAI "Artist Showdown."  It was difficult and fabulous on many levels.  (not to mention an incredible learning experience)  You can see the winning paintings here. Congratulations to artists Nancy Cuevas, Marilyn Flanegan and Deb Kirkeeide.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tuxedo and Tulips and a Ramble on the Color Green

Tuxedo and Tulips  Oil on wood, 8" x 10,"  $310.
A few thoughts on the color green:  It's my favorite color to see and my least favorite to paint. Straight from the tube green(s) can be great for fabrics and pottery, but too saturated and plasticy for tulip stems.  I used to mix all my greens, but lately have been using a lot of sap and olive.  The greens in "Tuxedo and Tulips" are both mixed, straight from the tube and all things in between, it's a lotta greens.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Black Cat and Lilies floral still life with cat painting

Black Cat and Lilies  Oil on wood, 10" x 10,"  SOLD
Another kitty, floral combo...  I'm happy with this one.  
Judging for the Artist Showdown at CFAI happens soon!  There's still time to enter the animal themed show!  Deadline is Saturday midnight.  Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Speed painting Spot the cat! A new painting demo video!

A quick note of thanks to all who commented on or wrote me directly about my last post:  Your kind words helped, thank you.
A 25 second quickie video today.  This is about three hours painting time...  The second half didn't shoot properly and I had to cut it.  Video editing software has been acquired....  and I'm excited about improving on these in the future.  

Monday, June 22, 2015

Spot a new cat painting, also I turned 50. Oh the horror?

Spot  Oil on wood, 8" x 6,"  SOLD

Last week I turned 50.  (Gulp.)  ...while I wouldn't call my current state of affairs a mid life crisis, it is a mid life stop, pause and wonder What-the-H??!  I thought I'd have children by now. Also by now, I'd spend my time travelling the world, throwing fabulous dinner parties and swimming with dolphins.  Marc Maron did an interesting interview with Judd Apatow last week. They talked about how parenthood is not unlike experiencing "seasons."  The parenthood ship has sailed for me but I love the comparison. Parents watch their children move through phases and they know in no uncertain terms, time is passing.  I remember what a revelation moving back home to Ohio was (after almost 20 years in L.A.) Time indeed started to FLY with the four seasons spring, summer, fall and winter as daily reminders.  It still is, though it seems entirely impossible that I am 50.  It's taking a minute to process.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

John, plus work in progress photos

John  Oil on wood, 8" x 6,"  $195.
John waits for adoption at the Cleveland Animal Protection League.
I'm including a few work in progress shots today.  To see more WIP photos from other paintings, check out my Pinterest board: Work in Progress

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sleepy Spot and an Honorable Mention at 12th Annual VMRC exhibit

Sleepy Spot  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
It was another stellar art exhibit at Park Gables Gallery in VA!  I'm pleased to report my "Gadjo" painting won an Honorable Mention. (It sold too, woohoo!)  The 12th annual national exhibit and award winners can be viewed online, here
Today's painting is another cat available for adoption at the Cleveland APL.  (Her name is actually Juliette, here's a link to her profile on the shelter website.) I may try this one again sometime, bigger.  I really like the composition.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Siamese and Sparrow

Siamese and Sparrow  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  SOLD
You should see the gorgeous paintings entered (thus far) in the Artist Showdown at Contemporary Fine Art International...  (Link here.  WOW, right?!)  The theme this month is animals in art and yours truly is the juror.  If you are interested in entering, here's a link with more information.

Sunday, June 7, 2015