"...But the truth is, individuals change their world over and over, individuals make the future, and they do it by imagining that things can be different." -- Neil Gaiman
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
12" x 12" Mixed Media on Wood
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
-- Robert Frost
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
12" x 12, Mixed Media on Wood Panel
This is a painting I did as an assignment for a class taught by Nicholas Wilton. I'm learning a ton! We had to use a limited palette this week of black, white, dark red and yellow ochre (and any colors that resulted from mixing them). I wrote out Mary Oliver's famous poem "Wild Geese" many, many times in the hair of the figure. This one is hanging in my study.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
8" x 8" oil/wax on cradled panel
I'm still learning to manipulate the oil paint and cold wax medium. It is definitely different! But I have a few experiments going that I like. This was not one of them. Ha! But it was a learning experience and that is always helpful moving forward.
Friday, April 1, 2016
I just finished another amazing class with Misty Mawn. I always come away inspired after her yearly workshop. This one was no different.
She introduced a new (to me) technique of working with pastels and I loved the effects. These two stylized portraits, using Andy Warhol as a reference image, were done with that technique. It's fun drawing and re-drawing the same image just to see how it differs each time. And painting with the pastels was just the icing on the cake.
Although my work is shifting in lots of different directions lately, I will always come back to the portrait for the pure enjoyment of it. I love drawing and painting faces and then collecting my paintings into a "rogue's gallery" that I thoroughly enjoy looking through. ;)