Saturday, December 19, 2009


I couldn't resist squeaking out one more painting before the holidays. There's lots of fresh holly in San Francisco right now that provided some great inspiration for this piece:

"Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown."

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


"Arise, shine, for your light has come..." - Isaiah 60:1


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

A Butterfly's Adventure

"Those who turn back know only the ordeal but they who persevere remember the adventure." - Milo L. Arnold

Welcome to this special premiere of one of my thesis paintings. I have been keeping them mostly under wraps during production over the past year and am excited to reveal them to you! I have called my thesis Faithful creating a total of 15 paintings with varied subject matter that I hope will inspire you to pursue your dreams.

Keep watching Bethany's Journal as I release the rest of the series early in the new year.

Thanks for following!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Arise (Study)

Here is a study for a large still life I'm working on... I'm loving the textural ground and lots of Burnt Umber. I like the idea of figuring out what you see on the edge of consciousness. What is clear and what is not? Maybe you see something you wouldn't normally see when fully awake. That's something I'll be exploring more in the large piece.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Green Purple Pink

Wham, bam! A huge one-day painting... 24"x36".

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