This is a watercolor of the lake where I spent every summer growing up and vacation every summer with my kids. My parents and aunts are selling the place and I'm going to miss it fiercely!
Sometimes life requires an imaginary walk alone on the beach.....
Few things are more satisfying for an artist than a well executed redo. I had this abstract piece called Abundance for sometime and ironically, it was lacking. So I added a blue jay and some sky and it all came together. Focal point. It now has one. Focus. I believe I now have more. Synergy. The whole is now greater than the simple sum of its parts. Hasn't that always been the lesson of abundance?
5 Days of work equals 5 new pieces! 2 figures, 1 face and 2 landscapes. I was playing around with painting and drawing on photo transfers and with painting and drawing on a fabric print of a past painting...just for fun. I really like how the messed up photo transfer with paint became the piece called the Beach. The Three Sisters goes out as homage to my Mom and my 2 Aunts to honor the beautiful little girls that they were! Click on each image to learn more about what went into them.
Land Divided started out as an experiment in using an old broken photo into a patchworked collaged landscape painting. It was a struggle trying to find the balancing point between it being a distraction and losing the photo entirely. Up close this piece is quite abstracted but from far it really takes on the look of a landscape.
Taking a break from painting to do some photographing. New studio shot with my new landscape series. I'm having a lot of fun using collage in different ways, along with brighter colors and abstracted subject matter. Let me know what you think!
Actually, a ticket Thicket. I had no idea until it was finished and named!
Native Flora is my latest adventure in landscape painting. I took an older abstract painting that I've had for years and went to town on it. Felt so good! And I love the results. In my workshops, I encourage people to incorporate old work into new creations. I had fun taking my own advice!