Thursday, April 15, 2021

Making Connections

 A dear friend who holds an incredibly special and magical place in my heart commissioned this piece. 

May we all create connections, from the most microscopic to the broadest reaches of our imaginations.


"Making Connections"
Mixed Media
20"x14" on Watercolor Paper
My original paintings are available in my online gallery.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Find the Life you Want

 "Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it.

Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to."

-Madalyn Beck


My Process: I crumpled the paper, as often happens to our hearts, and slowly added layer after layer finding new pathways. While it will never be restored as before, uncrumpled, it has found its way to beauty and a new life.

I've been working on a commissioned piece and my pieces always have companion pieces that I work on during drying time. This one is particularly connected to the commissioned piece. I'll share it at some point soon.

"Find the Life you Want"
Mixed Media
20"x14" on Watercolor Paper
My original paintings are available in my online gallery.

  I welcome commissions.
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Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Wholeness of Us

 The wholeness of us is the sum of our parts.

"The Wholeness of Us"
Mixed Media
12.75"x12" on wood
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Coexist

"Both soft and fierce can coexist and still be powerful."
-unknown

"Coexist"
Image description: a small green vase containing two larger flowers, a blue one above and a red one underneath.

Mixed Media
7.5"x3.5" on wood
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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
My original paintings are available in my online gallery.

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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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  I welcome commissions.
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