Tag Archives: nature

Untitled 2-2017 (2017)

5 Jan

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A new acrylic on paper.  Not sure what this is exactly or what it conveys.  Feels a little ethereal.  I loved the way the colors came together.

Sprout (1620-40) (2016)

15 Jan

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Well it seems as though it has been far too long since I’ve posted.  Life and work have been keeping my creative pace going a little slower than usual.  My first piece of 2016.  I just love losing myself in painted lines and lovely colors.

(Acrylic on paper, Jan. 2016)

Smell the Flowers (2015)

22 Oct

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As I was painting the lines started revealing the image of a face on the far right of the piece and I loved the strong, classical appearance of the face and I decided to paint a flower close by so it looked like this person was enjoying its beautiful aroma.  Once again, no agenda and what emerged surprised and delighted me!

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Vine (2015)

15 Oct

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What I love about working abstractly is that where you start is not necessarily where you end up and yet the piece that emerges can be distilled down, on some level, to something that speaks to or connects with whoever the viewer is.  What it connects to is that subterranean place in each of us that longs for expression; that is desperate to be known and to be understood.

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Horse and Rider on a Sunny Day (2015)

7 Oct

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Funny how my normal little abstract line scribbles revealed this image.  Didn’t set out to paint a picture of a person riding a horse but that is what I saw and how I directed the color when adding it to the piece.  Love these happy accidents when they occur.

(acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Wild (2015)

2 Oct

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(watercolor on cold-pressed paper, Oct. 2015)

Fall In Indiana – Watercolor

29 Sep

Lovely watercolors from a great artist. Check him out at: asmalltowndad.wordpress.com.

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Watercolor sketches of Indiana Fall leaves. The leaves haven’t turned yet but will in just a few weeks. This is one thing I will miss once moved to Florida. You have really missed out on a gift from God if you’ve never walked through a woods with turning leaves, or even better yet walk into a woods and just sit on a stump and watch the beautiful dance of golden leaves falling. And even better yet, take your kids or grandchildren with you and sit quietly, and admire the beauty of the woods and the creatures that live there. It’s time we all slow down and be thankful for the beauty given to us, and not let it pass without notice.

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Petal (2015)

18 Sep

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A nature inspired piece.  I used watercolor pencils and q-tips to spread the paint.  I am so pleased with the result.  The painting conveys a softness I would expect from pastels not watercolor.  The q-tips smooth out the paint and simultaneously blend the lines of paint so some really cool things happen.  Gosh, I love just trying things for fun and getting a surprising result.  Nothing beats painting and the watercolor medium.  Very much hope you enjoy and always hope viewers of my work are sparked with new inspiration for their own work or to believe they can paint as well even if they’ve never once picked up a brush or a q-tip, lol!

(watercolor pencils, Sept. 2015)

Evening Sky (2014)

25 Aug

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Painted in Feb. 2014.  An artist friend of mine has been asking me what made me lean toward abstraction rather than realism in my work.  I told her that it is because there is not much passion in realism for me but that abstraction engages my senses, passion, and creativity like no other form of painting.  Here is a rare attempt at a realistic painting.  Never posted it mostly because I thought it was pretty bad.

The Waters (2015)

9 Jan

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Water is a profound thing when you think about it.  Water is both capable of sustaining life and devastating it.  We use water to grow things, but too much of it can destroy crops and kill the food we attempt to grow with its help.  Water is a powerful symbol.  Its power and immensity can overwhelm us and serve as a metaphor for times when life feels overwhelming, but it can also bring about a sense of serenity and peace.  Calm harbors and still waters are metaphors for peaceful seasons of life.  Water is, has, and always will carry, for me, powerful symbolic and experiential significance.  I’d enjoy hearing if water is an important image/symbol for you and in what ways.  Enjoy & happy Friday!  🙂

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