Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Beach Ladies 2019

I just returned from the Dominican Republic where I was on vacation with my husband John.
I try to do this every year as a little get-a-way from the winter.

It had become tradition that I set up what I refer to as my temporary seaside/ocean front art studio.
I have limited art supplies which encourages me to look for found items I can use for mark making.
I stop frequently while walking to pick up this or that.
My intention is to draw a face every day.  
I posted each art along with their story on my FaceBook page.
Here's the link if you like to read about them.
   Here are the "beach ladies" from this trip.  

Sunday, January 20, 2019

It is gratifying when...

I added this piece as my latest abstract art, "There's More to the Story.
"There's More to the Story"
24" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

As I begin the process of creating abstract art I go with a feeling.  Starting with what colors to choose, how to apply it, do this, then do that.  As I progress, by adding more layers, the meaning of the piece starts to reveal itself to me.  I struggle with the right words to describe what the piece is telling me.  I know in non-words, in my heart.   
Then I remember... that's the beauty of abstract art.  It is subjective.  It can mean something different to each person and I don't have to try and explain it.   
Yet... when someone "gets it" my heart is filled!  
That is what happened when Sarah posted this comment on my FaceBook Page.
If I may say my interpretation, I feel like this is my heart. Lots of things are scattered and misplaced, but there are stable, permanent, fixtures that will always remain (represented by the red squares)
Thank You, Sarah!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Painting Like a Crazy Lady

I love creating portraits, particularly women faces.  I feel we have such expression that I like to explore.  My main mediums are loose graphite or charcoal, or PanPastels.    My rendering of my portraits are contrived, I naturally lean toward being precise.  Sometime I can be quite obsessed with getting proportions just tight.  I've had this burning desire to become more loose and creative.  Plus I've been wanting  to be more comfortable other mediums such as acrylic paint and oil paints.  I have been journaling about this wanting so I surrendered this desire to the Universe,  believing that a resolve would come.  

And... it did in the form of abstract art!

I now know that I do not want to put myself in a box and limit my creativity to only one style.
I have been making abstract art and painting like a crazy lady!  Making a mess and cleaning it up, making a mess and cleaning it up, over and over again.  
Frickin' lovin it!!!
Here's my first 7 pieces that are for sale on my website, IF one speaks to you.

A Seemingly Inexplicable Time
24 x 24
24 x 30
Rise Up Toward the Light
18 x 14
Along the Path
12 x2 4
In An Instant
24 x 8
20 x 20
Uncharted Territory
20 x 16

This is so much fun!  I can't stop.  I don't want to stop.  I am having the time of my life.
If you are local and want to come create with me-let me know.

Thank You for your continues support and encouragement!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Temporary Art Studio 2018

John and I just returned from a trip to Mexico where we enjoyed 
the ocean, sand, and the sun for eleven days.
I called the beach my temporary art studio.
From there I drew in my journal everyday while I savored the surroundings.
Here are the pieces I created during that time.



Sunday, October 21, 2018

Feeling Blessed


I am feeling blessed to be chosen as the featured artist for October of Louise's ARTiculations.
Click the link below to read the article. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tea Bag Art Tuesday 10-2-18

If you ever wanted to see someone out of their comfort zone, watch this video.
I wanted to call it quits several time but instead I talked to myself and pushed thru to the other side.
so glad I did!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tea Bag Art Tuesday 9-11-18

My daughter bought me powdered graphite so I decided to us that as my main medium for this piece.


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