This is a new 8″x10″ mixed media painting on canvas.
This painting is from my too small series. It shows my daughter Imogen wearing my party dress from when I was five.
I see myself as a little girl in her. I know when she wears it, she is pretending to be a grown up.
Already she is living in the future, while her mother’s memories are so easily triggered by the ghost of a dress.
I haven’t posted anything lately. Life gets in the way sometimes.
Here is a new painting that I am working on. This was my party dress from when I was five.(It also has a Holly Hobby pinafore that goes over top.) Now Imogen wears them for dress up. Once again, the past and the present intertwine into one.
I think that I am almost finished this one. Almost. It is harder to know with some paintings.
Little red riding hood knew she shouldn’t have strayed from the path. Her mother had told her not to. It was just that she wanted her grandmother to feel better and knew that the sight of wild flowers would put a smile on her face. But now, it was getting dark and she had the strangest feeling. You know that feeling. Like she was no longer alone. Like someone was watching her.
Little red riding hood stopped picking flowers and stood up straight. Standing silently she listened for movement in the dark woods surrounding her. She moved the freshly picked flowers up toward her face. ‘Maybe their sweet smell would calm her’, she thought to herself, but this feeble gesture did nothing to ease her increasing feeling of dread. The harder she tried to listen, the louder her heartbeat pounded in her ears. She was all at once being taken over by a horrible sense of foreboding. Like she was being devoured, body and soul, by fear itself.
This is a new 2.5″x3.5″ mixed media painting I did today.
This piece is available on etsy.
This a new painting I did today. It is a 2.5″x3.5″ mixed media painting on 100% archival rag paper.
This is a new painting of Scarlett in Nanny and Grandpa’s backyard. Kind of reminds me of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, which really, when you think about it, describes Victoria perfectly. It truly is a wonderland.
This is a 16″x16″ mixed media painting on a 1″ deep wood stretcher. The sides are painted red.
Congratulations Penelope and Colin! Life’s First Breath is always something to ‘celebrate’. My eldest daughter’s first breath was eight minutes to eight in the morning and I am still celebrating the miracle of her birth five years ( and another daughter) later.
(Especially when she goes to bed on time).
This is an ACEO study I did today of Circus Girl lying against the lion’s mane.
This is a study of our cat, Beijing Meow.
Here is a painting of Dylan, another one of my wonderful nephews. Don’t you just love his cheeky grin and the sparkle in his eye? Kind of makes you wonder what he is going to get up to next!
Are n’t Scarlett and Imogen lucky to have all these handsome older cousings?
Keep doing the great art work Dylan, Nanny tells me that you have a real talent!