Monday, March 30, 2009

SEATTLE!!!!! awesome!!!!
More commentary & photos soon - in the meantime, however, in a nutshell: RIGHT ON.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Three is the magic number.

Okay. So the past week has seen the Trifecta of Suckitude, what with the following:

    1. We found out that we actually *owe* the Feds on our taxes this year, instead of getting a refund. Sucky.
    2. Shortly after finding this out, I sprained my ankle tripping over some junk on the sidewalk in downtown Raleigh, running to catch a TTA bus. Grrrr. Double suck.
    3. I received my 90 millionth rejection from New American Paintings. Voilà, triple suck.

Despite all this, I am going to try *try* TRY to conjure all of my glass-half-full thoughts, the last shreds of any optimism I may have once possessed, and be happy about the following:

    1. My awesome painter friend Sadie started a cool new blog of work by contemporary women painters, take a look-see:
    2. I recently got myself a T-shirt by Raleigh artist Casey Porn (yes, that's her real name), and I'm super-duper happy about it.
    3. We're going to be in Seattle this weekend, which I'm very curious about. Whoo!! Trip!!!

More soon, including photos and our impressions of the yonder Pacific Northwest...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Little Bit.

I recently did a little commissioned piece, an homage to a super-awesome Raleigh artist. The reference model for the painting was Little Bit, the dog of my former studiomate from San Francisco (now based out of Cleveland, Ohio).

I ♥ Little Bit.

Little Bit gets all regal (an homage to C.P.), 2009, 10"x10", oil on printed fabric, by me, Diane Feissel

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just ducky.

Tonight I'm going to turn in my painting for the upcoming fundraiser at Artspace in downtown Raleigh, to raise $ for their summer arts programs for youth. The event, "Give and Take", will take place the evening of April 2, 2009 - and for the price of admission ($10) plus another $50, you can take home a 12"x12" work of art by a local artist! Bargain! Woot! For more details, click here. In the meantime, here's my contribution to the effort:
just ducky, 2009, oil on wood panel, 12"x12", by me, Diane Feissel.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Morning Times.

Hey. Here are some more shots from the Morning Times opening reception:

4 paintings on the far wall

painting entitled "safety in numbers"

Napoleon, Matt and Paul from the Raleigh AIGA, in front of "after the magic"

a decent crowd

Love this t-shirt. Can't claim credit for it, wish I could. Can only admire it from afar. Ah munna eat choo!

John, taking time to smell the carnations.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Nighttime at Morning Times.

Props to those who made it out to the opening reception for the Morning Times show last Friday night – there was a decent turnout, especially after about 9pm or so. Thanks also to the Raleigh Chapter of the AIGA, which sponsored the show and sent out some Quality representatives in the form of Napoleon Wright and Matt Muñoz. Thanks guys! And, of course, a huge shout-out to Megan Sullivan, the gallery director over at Morning Times, who is sheer awesomeness.

I haven't downloaded all photos yet, but here are some which demonstrate that it is possible, with the right height and angle, to give people bunny ears via my painting after the magic. Behold:

Megan with bunny ears
John with bunny ears
me with bunny ears

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


What is it with me that I can't stop painting bunnies? Bunnies bunnies bunnies. Bunnies and goats, too. Goats and bunnies. They're both so damn cute, that's why. I think. That might account for the kitty paintings too. Lord help me.
after the magic, 2009, oil on printed fabric, 30"x30", by me, Diane Feissel

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I've just been putting last touches on some paintings for the Morning Times show, courtesy of some Liquin. Man, is that stuff potent - the fumes, I mean... I can hear the CLUNK sound as each brain cell falls down dead up in the noggin. Whoah. I am fully 60% more stupid than when I began tonight. Ungh. Grunt grunt. Me make painting. Look at here. Ungh:
spring, 2009, oil on printed fabric, 24"x36", by Diane Feissel.

Monday, March 2, 2009


I've recently begun eating normal (read: solid) foods since I had a wisdom tooth extracted a week and a half ago... in the meantime, it had been a struggle painting this painting with its yummy cupcakes. Mmmm, cupcakes...
let them eat cake, 2009, oil on printed fabric, 16"x20", by me, Diane Feissel