New painting, fall pomegranates!


“Fall Pomegranates”
7.5 x 9″ oil on gesso panel (I bought the panel from Zecchi’s Art Supply in Florence when we were in Italy this summer)
This painting has been sold

Summer gives way to autumn, Persephone takes her pomegranates underground for the winter. Her mother Demeter grieves and the world grieves with her under a blanket of cold. If we’re lucky, she’ll make it out and bring spring with her.

Fall Pomegranates

Giant post about the whole summer!


I’ve been very bad about writing on my blog and decided to catch up in one fell swoop so that I don’t have to think about it anymore. Therefore, this will be a VERY big post because it covers everything for the whole summer, in both painting and dancing, and I included links at the end to performances that I’d announced on the blog earlier but had never added the videos.

August 12th-September 1st, Tioma and I went to Buenos Aires and danced our feet off! We had a lovely apartment just next to the Congreso, big and light which was great for meditation and tai chi and we danced almost every night.

Thursday, August 7th, Tioma and I performed at Tango Hotel Hungaria in Venice, Italy (sorry, no video!):

Venice performance

July 26th-August 11th, Tioma and I went to Italy and had a WONDERFUL time. We went to Florence, Umbria, Venice, Lake Garda and Milan.
Florence Italy
Here we are in Florence looking out on the city at sunset

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The view from the mountains outside of Lake Garda when we were hiking

Lago Ledro
Swimming after kayaking in Lago Ledro

July 30th, I found out that my painting “Can-Can Dancer in the Basement of Restaurant Florent” was selected as a finalist in the Artist Magazine’s annual competition! Since there were over 7,500 entries this year, being selected as a finalist is really exciting.
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Can-Can Dancer in the Basement of Restaurant Florent” 18″ x 24″ oil on panel, was sold as part of my solo show at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans last August 2013:
Can-Can Dancer in the Basement of Restaurant Florent

Friday, July 25th, Tioma and I taught and performed tango at La Tangueria milonga in New York City:

First dance (music is “Pablo” by Anibal Troilo):

Second dance (music is Sacale Punta by Donato):

Third dance (Music is Romantico Bulincito by Rodolfo Biagi):

June and July 2014, I completed four still life paintings of grapes, cherries, tomatoes and one Russian compilation of a teacup with berries, all oil on linen panel:

Russian Glass with Berries

Three-Cherries

Three Tomatoes

Three grapes

May 2014, I finished a portrait of my cousin Holly and Holly’s husband Geoff. Holly died of liver cancer on July 28, 2014, oil on panel, 24″ x 18″:

Holly and Geoff

Saturday, May 3, 2014, Tioma and I taught and performed at Mala Leche milonga in New York City:

First dance (Music: “El Entrerriano” by Rodolfo Biagi)

Second dance (Music: “Garúa” by Pedro Laurenz):

Third dance (Music: “Sacale Punta” by Edgardo Donato):

March 2014,  Tioma and I taught and performed at Tango Under the Tent in Sugar Loaf NY:
First dance (Music: “Te Aconsejo Que Me Olvides” by Anibal Troilo):

Second dance (Music: “De Floreo” by Osvaldo Pugliese):

Third dance (Music: “Que Tiempo Aquel” by Francisco Lomuto):

February 2014, Tioma and I performed at the Meeting House Annual Symposium in New York City. Music is “Siete Palabras” by Carlos Di Sarli:

February 2014, Tioma and I performed as a chicken-and-egg for a small film produced by a company called Individual U: