12.23.2014

Silvery Droplets

On this Winter's solstice, we know Spring is around the corner; yet we celebrate the passing of the silvery time. Until then, we dance in the droplets, and find comfort knowing the cycle is almost complete." - TST 2014dec23 (celebrating the life of a wonderful man with a head full of silver hair)

11.20.2014

Caught Between the Gates of Darkness & Light

Caught Between the Gates of Darkness & Light • 10" x 8" • oil on reclaimed board • ©2014 tsark

Caught Between the Gates of Darkness & Light
10" x 8" • oil on reclaimed board
• ©2014 tsark


Skating Snowman on Fire

Skating Snowman on Fire • 5" x 3" • oil on paper • ©tsark
Skating Snowman on Fire5" x 3" • oil on paper • ©tsark

Engine in the Landscape, a study after Diebenkorn

This year, I've been fortunate enough to see and study a lot by Richard Diebenkorn. Painting landscapes never appealed to me much but I love his style so much, thought I'd experiment a bit:

Engine in the Landscape ©2014 tsark
Engine in the Landscape
16 x 20"• oil on canvas








11.13.2014

Edison's LabEdison's Lab • 9.5" x 10" • oil on reclaimed board • ©tsark

Edison's Lab
• 9.5" x 10" • oil on reclaimed board • ©tsark

Pre-Holiday 2014

Overly Dramatic Snowman 
2x2" • oil on panel
Elated Snowperson
2x2" • oil on panel

Hey Sailor
2x2" • oil on panel








Lipstick Tree
2x2" • oil on panel

Honored to be included in the Tiny show:

Studio Gallery
1641 Pacific (between Polk and Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94109

November 14th - December 22nd, 2014
opening reception: Sunday, Nov 16th, 1-6 pm
11th Anniversary Party: Sunday, Dec 7th, 1-6 pm




























More photos




10.31.2014

Personal Hallloween 2014

Personal Halloween
• 5 x 7 in.• oil on reclaimed board • ©tsark

Cherry Flapper

Cherry Flapper
• 5"x 3" • oil on paper • ©2014 tsark

Winter Begins 2014

Overly Dramatic Snowman
• 2.5 x 2.5" • oil on paper • ©tsark
First Snow
• 3" x 6" • ink on cardboard • ©tsark

Holiday Pudding
• 3 x 1.5" • oil on found wood
• ©tsark




10.29.2014

Giants Win World Series 2014

Giants Win World Series 2014
Orange Upsets Blue in the WS 2014
• 3" x 5" • ink on paper • ©tsark





















I'm new to baseball, following the sport, watching it, becoming a "fan."
Apparently, it's a game surrounded by superstition and ritual.

Aside from the 'fans wear orange on game day' sorts of things, I was told, if they win on a day you wear an orange tank top AND your orange hiking boots and so happen to use your heavy orange wallet and you walk to a museum to see a certain exhibit and they win, try it again. This is what happened Saturday when things looked "iffy" for the team.
It was a beautiful day on Sunday and I wanted to return to the exhibit to photograph some paintings. Lo and behold -- the SF Giants won, again. 

So, I tested the theory on Tuesday. Tuesday, even though it was an important game, I really needed a good workout. I went to spin class.  The game started. SF 0 - KC 0. After a twenty minute set, I went to check the score. SF 0 - KC 3. They can still catch up we said. They're known to do that. Forty minutes in, I got off my spin bike to check the monitors. SF 0 - KC 5. It's good news if you're rooting for KC, but well, being an SF girl and a fan of orange... One more time before our 1.5 hour class is over, SF 0 - KC 7. This does not look good. Perhaps I should have gone for that hike after all. 

Geranium Park
• 3" x 5" • ink on paper • ©tsark


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jump forward to Wednesday, Game 7.
My client calls and cancels our booking because the group needs to watch the game.
Disappointed I understand. It's a gorgeous day. I have options. Why chance it, I say, "I'll test the theory." If I return to the 'lucky' paintings and they don't win, so be it, then we know. 
I set out on my hike and was delayed 3 times by the phone, email, etc. I arrive at the museum just in time for them to be closing. So much for seeing the paintings. 

The game starts and well, the rest is history.
Congratulations, SF Giants!

Here's some work in response.

Lagoon House on the Bluff
• 3" x 6" • oil on paper • ©tsark



 





10.25.2014

Clair De Lune From Childhood

Clair De Lune From Childhood
• 9" x 7.5" • oil on reclaimed wood panel • ©2014 tsark

10.23.2014

2014 Matchbox Series

2014 Matchbox SeriesA little series to "light up" the holidays:




 

"Forest Sun" matches
• 1 x 2 inches • oil on matchbox • ©2014 tsark


"Apocalypse Revisited" matches
• 1 x 2 inches • oil on matchbox • ©2014 tsark








"Bluebirds & Volcanoes" matches
• 1 x 2 inches • oil on matchbox • ©2014 tsark


"Boding's Son" matches
• 2x1 inches • oil on matchbox • ©2014 tsark


"Boding's Son" matches




"Rider" matches
• 1 x 2 inches • oil on matchbox • ©2014 tsark

"Rider" matches (detail)


"Apocalyptic Freeway" matches
• 1 x 2 inches • oil on matchbox • ©2014 tsark