Sunday, January 24, 2021

Wonder and Wisdom

 "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom."

-Socrates


Truth as old as time...I see it every day.

"Wonder and Wisdom"
Image description: dark brown strokes perhaps imitation of an ancient written language with an abstract background of light browns, blues, yellows, and whites.
Mixed Media
14"x20" on watercolor paper
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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Goddess of the Flames

This piece is super tiny, only 3"x3". I love creating finished paintings on pieces of wood I've used as paint palettes. The final painting is the result of many happy accidents.


"Goddess of the Flames"
Image description: abstract painting with a figure-ish form in the center of black flames. The background is multi-colored.

Mixed Media
3"x3" on wood
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Thursday, January 21, 2021

In the Mind of a Cat

I began this as a test piece for a commission. After I learned from it what I needed to I kept adding layers...and then the cat appeared...right there at the bottom. We have cats. Two of them. And they are both totally quirky in polar opposite ways. I have absolutely no idea what goes through their heads or what motivates them to do the things they do. What I know for sure is that I both love it and totally don't get it.

Fun fact, while I was using a hair dryer to dry the final layers of this painting I turned the air flow just the right direction to accidentally blow a miniature easel holding a miniature painting I'd done a while back off of a shelf and directly into the toilet. Such a cat thing to do!


"In the Mind of a Cat"
Image description: abstract cat with a thought bubble over its head filled with multi-colored paint strokes and spots.

Mixed Media
12"x9" on watercolor paper
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

And Now the Work Begins

I'm filled with optimism and hope as we move through a tangled, Sharpie strewn web. And now the work begins.

"And Now the Work Begins"
Image description:human figure emerging and pushing through illegible black Sharpie writing and strokes of yellow, brown, and white paint.
Mixed Media
13"x4.5" on wood
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Shine from Within

 Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.

-Maya Angelou


"Shine from Within"
Image description: abstract painting with "light" emerging from the background of yellow, brown, pink, and blue.

Mixed Media
20"x14" on watercolor paper
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Monday, January 18, 2021

What Counts?

 Counting cases, counting ballots, counting days...do symptoms count, do people count...what counts?

I started this painting several years ago (likely four) when I was in a particularly grouchy mood, and since then I've used it as a palette, a pen tester, and workout reps documentation. Just this morning I realized that it was a vase, sorely in need of just one terrifically optimistic flower.


"What Counts?"
Image description: an abstract red flower in a black vase with a background filled with color, tally marks, and upside down profanity.
Mixed Media
13"x4" on wood
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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Rising or Falling

 Sometimes it's hard to tell if you're rising or falling.


"Rising or Falling"
Image description: a partial orb hovering on an abstract horizon line. It is unclear if it is rising or falling.

Mixed Media
14"x20" on watercolor paper
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