I Painted Maggie at the Spider House

Maggie was needlepointing on the patio, and chatting on the phone

Maggie was needlepointing on the patio, and chatting on the phone

I was there relatively early at the Spider House. Maggie showed up on the patio. She had on a flesh-colored sundress. She had brought along her needlepoint – how wonderful! That kept her quite still, but then her phone rang. I captured her anyway, thank goodness. She left at one point for the bathroom, and walked behind me. She saw that I had painted her, and came over and introduced herself. She’s an art major, herself! I hope to run into Maggie again since she is nice and fun to paint.


  1. tarosan
    Posted May 21, 2009 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Just found your blog! love what you do! one day it would be cool to see a snapshot of your painting gear…

    I’m impressed with how much you get down from life! do you get ‘caught’ often? I imagine it’s hard to get these without giving away somethings up…


  2. Posted July 17, 2009 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Hi, Tarosan.

    I could have sworn that I replied to your comment, but I guess that I didn’t! So sorry.

    No, I rarely get caught. Of course, they know that I am painting, but they can’t imagine that I am painting people. Austin, like San Francisco, has a very Bohemian coffee house culture with many different activities going on. It is sooo easy to blend in. Even more surprising, when I do get caught, they love it! No one has ever been mad. Now, if someone went into a coffee house w/ a camera, and started taking pictures, that would certainly bother people, including me. I don’t know why it is different, but it is.

    I do have a picture of my painting gear. I’ll try to send that to you.


    Lavanna Martin

  3. Posted September 20, 2009 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    This one’s my favorite.

  4. Posted January 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    I love this one! Her position, the raw quality, everything! This inspires me to take more risks with my painting!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

      Hi, Leslie.

      I just went over to lesliebuhler.wordpress.com
      Keep painting, and sharing.


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