Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Woman on the Carousel

A Work in Progress.
Very Early stages.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Baby at the Carnival

I've included details and a view of the complete diptych. Elements of this may still change. This oil painting is 48x72 inches with the two panels together.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Girl in a Red Tunic

A girl stood

in a red tunic;

if anyone touched it,
the tunic rustled.

A girl stood
like a little rose:
her face was radiant
and her mouth
in Bloom.

Monday, November 06, 2006

A Mother's Story and a Child's Tale

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Update: Work in Progress

Saturday, October 14, 2006

On the Edge of Creativity

What did I do in the studio today? I stared at two large blank canvases and fiddled with my camera. What else is there to do at the start of a new project but procrastinate? Stay tuned for new paintings.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Wedding Portrait

My older brother was married this weekend on Cape Cod. It was a beautiful weekend on the ocean. This was my gift to them. Two 11x14 oil paintings on wood panels.

These portraits are a departure from my current series and like my 'Myself as Giovanna Tornabuoni' painting, they echo Italian Renaissance wedding portraits.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Oil Painting : Myself as Giovanna Tornabuoni

This is the oil painting of myself as Giovanna Tornabuoni. It is about the same size as Ghirlandaio's original painting of Giovanna from 1488, but slightly wider. The glazing technique I used offers more luminosity than can be seen here. It also has a sheen that is very difficult to photograph, but I think you get the main idea.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Myself as Giovanna Tornabuoni

Just some role playing with Photoshop. I'm thinking of ideas for a painting project that remarks on 15th century Italian painting. I love the idea of a portrait in profile. So much has been said about the lack of personality in a profile, and the disempowerment of the subject.
"Your gaze hits the side of my face." Did Barbara Kruger coin that one?

Well, if only I was a Florentine patrician girl. Life would have been short and sweet. A life dominated by my power hungry father and my OH so virtuous mother...a marriage...and a sudden, but not unexpected, death in childbirth.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Dance

Oil on Canvas 48"x48"


Monday, June 26, 2006

New Fruits


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tenney-Lapham Art Walk : Sunday June 25

My studio will be open for viewing

from 1pm-5pm

UPDATE: thank you to all who stopped by!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Gallery and 'Ten in Common' Art Opening

Sunday, May 14, 2006

INVITATION to my next SHOW opening June 17, 2006 6-9pm

Thursday, March 23, 2006

New Paintings in Progress


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Promega Art Opening: 20 Recent Paintings through June 2

View of the Main Gallery

Very well attended opening!

Before the crowds

Viewers examining 'Turkish Tea Garden'

Erin, Jess, Katelyn (last show..photo by sarah plummer)

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Portrait of Sara Wins Best of Show!

MADISON, Wis. - January 28
Katelyn Alain's oil painting 'Portrait of Sara' was awarded Best of Show at the State Street Gallery Juried Invitational. 'Portrait of Sara' was the big winner, while 'Crazy Dress' brought in an honorable mention.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Contact Me

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Spring Exhibition Schedule

State Street Gallery

Juried Art Invitational

Reception: Saturday January 28 6-9 PM
109 State Street, Madison, WI

Come see this Juried Invitational of emerging artists! (Judges hand out awards at 7PM)
UPDATE: I won Best in Show!!

7th Floor Gallery

Come see what 26 MFA candidates are working on!

Visit the 7th Floor Gallery in the Humanities building on the UW campus between Feb 17- March 3.
UPDATE: Thank you to all who came! Photo above.

Promega Gallery


20 paintings will be on view March-June 2 at the Promega Gallery in Madison.
Don't miss the opening March 7 with great food, wine, and music!

UPDATE: A success! Photos of reception above. Paintings up thru June 2..still time to come out and see it! MAP

Common Wealth Gallery

'Ten in Common' Group Show

I will be showing new work at the Commonwealth Gallery from June 15 to June 29 along with 9 other area artists. This promises to be one successful exhibition! See our Ten in Common invitation!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Recent Work Publicity