Getting a good start on a new earth as a part of the Manifesto series. Trying some new flow medium and viscosities. These paintings are so freeing and unpredictable - and that’s a good thing.
A year of joyful art making, experimentation and an exciting new direction. Thank you to the supporters, collectors, encouragers and laugh-makers who inspired me along the way! Happy Holidays and a 2019 with less drama and more truth-telling.
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This very special art was created to hang in the office of a therapist who works with women who have eating disorders. The concept of self-love looms large, and the gold and copper swirls in the hair are a Celtic symbol that represents the strength of women. Acrylic on archival panel, with copper, gold and silver.
Pleased to announce this piece has been accepted into the national juried show, "Bank of the Arts." Almost 600 works were entered, only a few over 100 were accepted.
About the painting: That moment when you sense a nasty storm about to reach you, but you have no intention of moving. The electricity is in the air, there's no where to go, yet still you can't move. This is an acrylic painting, 12X12", original with pouring and hand painting.
This work is moving along! It is so thoroughly enjoyable to see the vision come alive, and the paint is cooperating. Being almost August in North Carolina, however, it takes a while to dry. In this image the sun has not yet been rendered - the mountain layers will "tell" me how to show it. So grateful for this commission and support.
Have you ever noticed that just before a monstrous storm breaks, colors brighten and shimmer? Electric emotions, too. 12x12” work in progress, gold & silver infused.
From the Blue Ridge mountains near Asheville - I wanted to capture the freedom of the clouds; the patterns in the mountains and contrast them with that pastural touch of civilization. These hills and valleys have become a muse and inspiration and provide endless motivation. Acrylic, 12 X 12" on canvas frame.
Working on a new series, this piece was influenced by the Blue Ridge Mountains around Asheville NC. The acrylic pour technique is challenging but very interesting to see what will happen with the colors.
Quite different from my typical style, I'm loving the freedom of the acrylics and colors merging. I included some freestyle drawing using a quill pen. Thinking abstractly is a new and wonderful challenge.
This work is a cracking example of a new series. I'm using a pour technique combined with drawing. First I select my palette, then I mix my colors in containers using flow medium and sometimes dimethicone. I then free flow the paints into one single cup, deciding at the same time what color goes with what for the vision in my mind. Next comes the exciting pouring of the concoction onto an archival panel. Lastly is the drawing using various implements and a lot of creativity.