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Weekly painting

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I’ve been going out to local farms for an internship program I coordinate and am always struck by the abundance of food and produce. So this painting has some basis in the concept of fruitful fields. I also listen to jazz or classical music while I paint and this was conceived while listening to ‘Smile’ […]

Unusual spaces

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I’ve written about Lloyd Kahn’s blog before, and thought I’d offer a few gems from his own collection of handmade houses and spaces, across the world. Kahn is the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications and former shelter editor for the Whole Earth Catalog. His blog features eclectic and unusual living spaces, for both humans and […]

Weekly paintings

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Garden, 9″x12″ on canvas panel.   I began this during a late snowfall this winter. House in Snow, 9″x12″, oil on canvas board.

Art and war

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Two films that were made with war as unusual backdrops for their narratives were Joseph Losey’s 1948 ‘Boy with Green Hair’, and ten years later, an adaptation of Joyce Cary’s 1944 book, ‘The Horse’s Mouth’. I first saw ‘The Boy with Green Hair’ as a child and it impressed me for its individualist and political stance. Where I […]

July paintings

Friday, July 10th, 2009

More new work from my series on handmade canvas panels. ‘July’ – is the month for celebration, color and heat. 9″x12″.   The one below is titled ‘Besamé Mucho’, oil on canvas panel 12″x12″. Literal translation: Kisses me a lot. While painting, I listened to the song from the CD ‘Jim Hall & Basses’. It […]

June gardens

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The gardens are thriving with all the rain we had this spring and early summer. It’s also been temperate for this time of year, dropping into the 60’s at night. Very few pests and I attribute that to my swaths of ‘meadow’ – grass that I let go long. I noticed families of bats flitting […]

Victoria Webb, a life in paint

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