Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Watercolor Paintings On-location : The Bahamas

I painted these in the Bahamas, specifically Harbour Island in the Abacos Cay. They are all watercolor and small, as I was traveling, 5.5" x 4.25" on heavy stock paper.

I really enjoyed doing these paintings and it was an interesting process as I usually paint the ocean from photo's or memory. I also usually am painting more of a scape of my thoughts and not necessarily the actual ocean, so this was delightful to be able to concentrate purely on the water and not on the musings of my mind.

To see all six paintings please visit here: Abaco Paintings

Friday, April 14, 2006

New work on manictrout.com

Spring is finally here in the Northeast and so is the updated manictrout.com!

A revamped look has taken over the page and many new items are now available for sale.

Drawings and Prints have been added and the jewelry section has so many new items that you'll just have to go there and check it out for your self.

So jump right on it and check out www.manictrout.com and see what all the fuss is about!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Button Rings

I have been recently working with vintage buttons and creating custom wire wrapped rings. I love the size of these rings, but it has to be said that they are not for the faint hearted! I prefer ball shaped buttons and the effect of the globe shape of the button nestled in a delicate wire nest. I currently have three of the four rings available for sale in my Etsy store, and have been feverishly collecting more buttons, so stay tuned for more in the near future.

Please visit my Etsy store for more information: manictrout.etsy.com