Storyteller, 18″x24″, oil on canvas.  Sold.

This is a slightly larger piece than normal.  I just felt like being a wild woman and painting beyond my usual little comfort zone.   Don’t ask about the mouse- she (or he) just decided to make an appearance and gnaw on the phone cord a little.   Remember crackly static phone cords?   Those were the days.   I had a super duper long one that could probably wrap around my bedroom twenty times.  Of course, it used to crackle like no one’s business and drive me nuts, but never stopped me from talking.  Now, I don’t even have a cell phone.

By the way, if you received a weird email from me on Friday, please disregard it, as it wasn’t really me.  My email was hacked and used for spam.   There was an upside to this though as many friends contacted me who I hadn’t heard from in ages to tell me that my account had been hijacked and we managed to get caught up.  See, there’s a bright side to everything.

Also, a special thank you to Frankie magazine for featuring my work in their March/April issue.  Yay!


10 Responses to “Storyteller”

  1. Love it! The wall paper is charming, as is the mouse. I am especially struck by the drapery folds and the reflection on the floor.
    This certainly brings back memories. Unfortunately, my kids will never know the sound and feel of a rotary dial. I’m not sure they even remember the sound of a dial tone!

  2. Elisa Malo

    Love the detail I wouldn’t have thought of….shadow on the floor, wallpaper, mouse, cording coming from under the door. Beautiful!

  3. This is one of the most amazing paintings you’ve done–maybe the most amazing. The draping of her clothes, the positioning of her legs, the gleaming hardwood floor, all of the shadowing. . . breathtaking. And, of course, all of the trademark JH elements are present, too. (LOVE the mouse and his little door hole.) Congrats.

  4. I look forward to seeing your we paintings every week, where can I get that wall paper? Fabulous!

  5. Fabulous as always. I love the details with the wallpaper. The old days when we had to pull the cord under the door to have privacy in another room or hallway.

  6. Lisa Reese

    WOW! The shadows are incredible as well as the subject matter! So impressive! I want one! If only I can find a place to put it…


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