Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Ok, I admit it. I'm obsessed with painting the cup shape form. I love the way it curves and catches light. I love the way I am, each time, inspired by whatever cup I happen to be drinking from. When I started this painting-a-day project, I that thought for sure I would be working alla prima, but it turns out that I am having much more fun working on 2 or 3 or even 4 paintings at a time. While one painting is drying I'll start working on another. If I start getting fatigued by the details of one, I'll shift my focus to another and, in this way, my mind stays fresh and engaged for much longer. Actually, it makes it hard to stop! I think V. might even be getting used to going to bed without me.

It amazes me that I am no where near getting tired of this subject matter. Coffee and tea cups are like shoes--they reflect something about the person that drinks from them. Speaking of shoes...hmmm, maybe my next subject?? :)- Oh, I love how one thing leads to the next, leads to the next, leads to the next.

I feel more alive than I have in quite some time.

"Sunny Blue Bird Cup"
6x6 Original Acrylic
on Gallery Stretched Canvas

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"Stanley for Girls"
6x6 Original Acrylic
on Gallery Stretched Canvas

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"Grunge Mug"
6x6 Original Acrylic
on Gallery Stretched Canvas

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These paintings, among others, are for sale in my Etsy store at Patch of Sky. And there are more in my studio waiting to be photographed--they're coming soon! :)


Leah said...

i couldn't resist those little blue birds! :-)

Tammy said...

I'm loving your artistic muse. The minute my husband lets go of the checkbook I'm getting one. :)

Tori said...

I love cups and mugs and scour second hand shops at least two times a week increasing my mug collection.
I love these paintings and I think shoes would be a great next project...

kj said...

i love the coffee cup. it's my favorite so far.

keep it up. i can feel your energy from here!


Anonymous said...

got your letter yesterday; completely made my day! and i love all of these beautiful paintings you're doing. i hope the muse continues to hang out at your place. :)

laundrygirl said...

I feel this way about making sculptures of dresses. Something about attempting to create folds in fabric really appeals to me.
I was excited for you that you are selling things through etsy but sad to see the starbucks cups go...
Maybe I'll have to make a special order. :)

The Dream said...

awesome!!! LOVE the teacup!

Loralee Choate said...

I love the grunge mug.

Ok, you need to come over to my blog and try to name my chicken (Amazon gift card to the winner). I have to see what you would come up with!

Alexiev said...

Very pretty images... I like the used technique...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

Alexiev Store

Maddie said...

I just knew that pretty teacup with
the bird wouldnt' last long -
it was so lovely -

everytime i visit your site i feel
so happy looking at your gallery
of beautiful paintings:)


Amber said...

Okay, I want to buy one. I love them! But could I post a picture you could use? I could get Kory to buy one for my birthday!


Elizabeth said...

O.M.G. these are tremendous Jessie ... I just LOVE them! :-)
I have a thing for cups, tiny coffee cups and shoes. As soon as I have spare cash I'm buying one.

What brought on this excellent flourish of painting?

Big Hooray or you. Hugs too, E

Anonymous said...

Jessie-- to add to the mystery and allure, you know that people in many cultures read the sides of tea cups and coffee cups for divine information--- love your passion that is POURING out-- you are an inspiration!