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Roots And Wings

This is a 12″x18″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides will be either red, dark blue or turquoise (I haven’t made up my mind) and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting will be available in the online March 21 and 22 auction with Stephanie Gagos.  I will be posting all of my paintings here, on Facebook and on Instagram. If you see a painting that you would be interested in bidding on, let me know so I can remind you when it goes up.  More info will be coming in the next few weeks. I will have at least 18 original paintings for this auction and over a dozen mounted reproductions. There will be also a give away, so don’t miss the fun.

I feel that I am standing at the entrance way to an upcoming month of extreme painting. It is a month from yesterday, yikes and I still have much more painting to do but I always find this time kind of exciting and scary. Many of the paintings that will be bid on do not even exist yet. NOT EVEN IN MY MIND. This is a freaky thought. I just said that I always find it exciting and actually, that is not true, once upon a time, that would have sent me into severe panic attack mode. I have more faith now, because I’ve done this several times, but it is still a bit scary. I look forward to seeing what comes out this time. Keep your fingers crossed that I can pull this off again. Immersing myself in my art, (eat, breathing and sleeping it), will hopefully send my into extreme inspiration mode. (The most natural and wonderful high I have ever experienced.)

A couple of weeks before the event, I will post a link here but meanwhile, you can follow my Facebook page or Instagram feed to see the auction paintings in progress. ❤

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Dreams Waves

3″x18″ mix media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting is available here

Inspiration come in waves. Sometimes it is so strong  that we can barely keep up with its pounding force against our soul. Other times it  just laps at our toes and we may barely even notice that it exists. This is all part of the creative process. We have to have faith that if we wade out in the seemingly still water, we will eventually catch a wave.

 

The Romantic

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5″.5″ x 16″ mixed media painting on paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is SOLD

I know that is was Valentine’s day  on Wednesday  but let’s keep the romance going.  She is definitely pining for someone. Funny that I think pining for someone is romantic but I do, and it is.  That feeling where the person of your affection completely envelopes  your every thought, your ever breath, your every move. You walk on clouds, your movements are like through water. It is a dream like state in the everyday world.  Hopefully she will be as lucky as me and twenty years from now she will  still feel like this when he’s away for too long.

 

Black, White And Gold

Having fun with a minimal palette.  I am getting ready for my New York trip and have a lot on my mind, maybe I just needed to simplify things a little. I hope you enjoy the two little snippets of painting in progress.

“Her Inspiration”, “Not Alone” and “Together” – SOLD and ready for packing.

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Wonderland Heart is available in my Etsy store.  It is 4.5″ x19″ on rag paper. It will need to be matted and framed by you.

Available HERE

Under Your Spell

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18″x18″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

 

“In order to be enchanted we must be, above all, capable of seeing another person—simply opening one’s eyes will not do.”
José Ortega y Gasset, On Love: Aspects of a Single Theme

Lead The Way

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5.5″ x16.5″ mixed media painting on rag paper.

SOLD

Little crow and our girl had both lost their way but perhaps together they could help one another find the light.

 

Taste The Beauty Of The Wild

8″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and painted red.

Go out, go out I  beg of you

And taste the beauty of the wild.

Behold the miracle of the earth

With all the wonder of a child

Edna Jaques

 

This painting will be available in the upcoming online auction, March 21-22.

 

Summer Days

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12″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting will be in the upcoming online auction in March with Stephanie Gagos.

 

I think I may be trying to conjure up warm summer days, filled with peonies and butterflies, it has been so cold in the studio – the idea of floral scents and a warm breeze is very appealing. Yes, I continue to live vicariously through my art.

This month marks 10 years from when I decided that it was time to really go for it and make this ‘artist’ thing a reality. I had just turned 40 and I really felt the need to make some serious changes in my life.

I decided that I need to show up everyday in order to make that happen. Showing up meant going to the ‘drawing board’ everyday, no matter what, 15 minutes at least, EVERYDAY. Doing this  started the wheels turning. The more I showed up, the more I wanted to show up. The more I thought about showing up, the more ideas I had about what I was going to do when I showed up.  I painted what I knew, what was around me everyday, what inspired me; my children.

Ten years have passed. A decade. I turned 50 this week and I feel like I need to revisit my journey and perhaps make some changes in my life. Kick it up a notch. A lot has happened in those ten years. When I started, I was painting small art cards and selling them online. The more I sold, the more confidence I gained and the more I trusted myself –  I was making the right choices,  I could call myself an artist with out cringing. My girls have grown and are now 11 and 14, and my paintings have grown with them. Some parts of my life are easier (bedtime) some parts are harder (hormones, time management, taxes). What changes do I want to make? I don’t really know yet but I think now is a good time to  look around and take stock. What is important to me? What direction do I want to go in? If I showed up in other areas of my life, could I make positive changes there too? I feel some growing pains, and I am not just talking about the top button on my jeans, no,  I am  feeling the need to  reassess what it is that I want from this next decade.

This may mean making changes but I think that it also means looking back a little. I have been looking at my old sketchbooks and have been thinking about the directions that I didn’t take. Ideas that weren’t completely fleshed out or ones that have been forgotten. One thing that really stood out to me was the show I did for the gallery at The Paint Spot ages ago.  The show was called ‘To Call Myself Beloved”, which was a line from a wonderful poem called Late Fragment by Raymond Carver.  His words circled my brain for months ,they still mean so much to me, but I will be honest, I hadn’t read the poem for ages. So I will leave you with these wonderfully inspiring and meaningful words. They are everything.

 

Late Fragment

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

A Message Of Love And Peace

12″x12″ mixed media/ encaustic painting on wood. This painting has 1.5″ deep sides that are painted turquoise.

This Painting is sold

This white crow has a message of peace and love for 2018.

She is the first painting of the year. I am trying to get back into the flow of painting which is not easy after a break. Peace and love to you all for your kind words, hearts and follows.  I don’t know what I am going to paint this year but the possibilities are endless! Hope you continue to share my journey.  I am going to try to write more and am going to reintroduce give aways … haven’t done those for awhile… so stay tuned!

Happy New Year!

The Magnolia Crown

12″x16″ mixed media painting on mixed media board. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

 

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