New Work- Often in Maroon- large wall art

Often in Maroon original oil painting by HMBT copyright 2008
Often in Maroon original oil painting by HMBT copyright 2008

Hello art fans!

This is my newest dry work…I have two more waiting in the wings. Burn rubber on me.

It called: ‘Often in Maroon’

36″ x 24″

Finished sides ready to hang, needs no frame.

Oils and Textured gesso

This is smooth cool-ness. The quote is by: Margaret Young

It’s really cool in real life…I can’t get any good pictures of it because the color is so intense and rich. I’ve been trying all kinds of things to get a great picture of it, but as you know, dear reader, I am not a photographer, I am a painter for a reason. OK, so under the super fine maroon color around the outside edges is thick gesso in spiral patterns. So the maroon is transparent and then it gradually becomes crimson transparent in the center. With the text over the top of all that color and texture. It’s smoking hot. I wouldn’t lie to you. It’ll be up on the web site for sale soon enough…if I can ever get a clean shot of it that is. Let me know if it belongs to you, we will hook you up.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their respective holiday times. We had some fun around here ourselves…the next work I get to share with you all is one that my entire family has worked on. Every person had a thought and a comment that has directed the growth of a really great work that I am super excited to share. (Can you tell?) It’s title…just because I’ve got to talk about it a little or I’m gonna die…is, ‘Bailout Bob and Casino Capitalism, Let the chips fall where they may’.

My kids helped with picking out the colors, the shapes and general encouragement (cheer leading) Mate Man, well he is a creative genius too…he helped with the chips and layout, and the title and story. I painted and drew it all, but I didn’t think of it all by myself, and many times I said “I am creating art that will not find and audience!” And the Cheers went up through the house and land, Yippeee, they said…the art minions…they said rub that fur the wrong way Mom! So, I did. I didn’t give up and now we all have this work that everyone is coming in and checking on, telling me what they think and generally being very involved with…when this is my domain, I share with them what I have done…you know I share…this time, I listened instead…and  Ta-Da! Magick!

It’s been really fun, we have all been making up his story too, so it’ll be funny. My family is a bawdy, rowdy, mouthy bunch. They all feel free to be expansive and expressive in their opinions. And it’s all so freaking valuable too. I can’t believe I get to live with a bunch as crazy cool as these men are. It’s a fun time over here, lemme tell you.

 Today was annual Truman Shoe day. I used to just love shoe day because we had a little cash and we all got to get at least two pairs if not more, and my klids were strapped into carts or buggies…and now it’s down to just one pair, and walking, talking, complaing, hungry, thirsty, had to go to the bathroom children…but it’s better than no shoes. So Yea for shoe day, momma got some new shoes today, it’s all good. I had to shop in a place that was uncomfortable for me to be in (Walmart) but I can’t afford not too at this point, and there is no place else in this berg. At least it’s the only time I’ve been there at all this year. And that my dear friends…is a very good thing.

So have a great day, thanks for stopping by, come back soon.



  1. Corinne
    December 1, 2008

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  2. Kalliope Amorphous
    December 2, 2008

    This is gorgeous. I love the intensity of the red…and the quote is great. Looking forward to Bailout Bob And Casino Capitalism! 🙂

  3. San
    December 2, 2008

    Happy Holidays, Heather. The impassioned red backdrop on this art is just perfect for the message–it’s all about the passion, the zeal, the gusto. Your family knows all about it.

  4. smlacyart
    December 4, 2008

    I love that quote (she says as she grabs a piece of paper to write it down on)
    And you can see just how rich and beautiful that colour is in real life! 🙂 Its so hard photographing artwork, totally feel your pain there.

    Happy holidays to you too! 🙂

    Keep on rocking!

  5. RaiulBaztepo
    March 28, 2009

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  6. matt
    April 2, 2009

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).


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