Just a shot of one of my new photos on canvas. My husband made the frame from reclaimed wood and has a rustic patina. Also, some affordable framed digital prints, perfect for gift giving. I’m really trying lots of different media and applications to see what works and what feels right.
Just opened my new show at the Cinnamon Twisp Bakery in Twisp WA. It’s been a 3 year waiting time to show here. It required many pieces to fill the wall. All are for sale, but prints are available on my Fine Art America link, see home page. I’m already getting a great response. It’s nice to see all my most recent work up on a wall altogether. I rarely get to see that. Half of the show is photographs on canvas and half of the show is original paintings. Something for everyone and great gifts for the nature lover in your life.
I am finally expanding my naturalist line of bird feathers and track cards. I just added “Northern Flicker” & “Wild Turkey” to my collection of note cards. These are available directly or at my etsy shop or several retail stores. Been busy, busy getting ready for a show at Cinnamon Twisp Bakery Dec. 1st and the Valley Goods retail space Dec. 5th -24th. Whew, things really sneek up on you and nothing ever seems to get done fast enough. Making it happen though!
"Guardian of the Forest" - acrylic on canvas. All she needs now is a frame and it's ready for the show. I love creating this totems series of blues and the moon in a starry night. I've also got another in the works, a raven to add to this series. It's coming along will post soon.
Just got another piece finished for "The Hidden" show coming up at Confluence Gallery in Twisp. Show will be opening in April. This piece is done in acrylics on canvas, 2'x3'. Need a name for this piece, put suggestions in the comments below.
I've been busy, busy working on many new things at once. So much creativity is rushing in, and not enough free time to channel it. This is a painting I started on the New Year, Hawthorn. Every year it has been a tradition for me to start a new painting on the New year for the upcoming year. One year, I stayed up all night and completed a painting start to finish. That doesn't happen very often. I started this one and painted all evening into the new year, but it got tabled for a while and now moving with it again.
I am trying something I haven't done before, painting on raw canvas. Trying to usher in my new artists' statement principles. Will see how it turns out. It is already very different and textured, rough and raw. I like the way it makes me paint differently.
Hawthorn is a beautiful shrubby tree that bears edible fruit. It is most known for it's medicine for the heart. We have a native variety here, but it has black berries. The one I am painting is the european variety and has beautiful red fruit. This is to strengthen our hearts for the year to come.
I'll post more pictures when it is finished. Stay tuned and create abundance.
I'm very excited about the new possibilities for a new platform I'm trying out with my art. I've just signed up with www.fineartamerica.com. It makes my art more accessable to interior designers and business professionals. This is an area I've wanted to throw my hat in for a long time but never had the time to focus on starting it. Well it's happening, and I'm rolling it out slowly but surely. Please stop by and check it out. It makes it so easy to purchase prints for your interior.
Here's the link to my printable art
A few shots of the show going on right now. Beautiful sculpture for the wall, floor and garden.
This piece was created by "doing things" to the wood. All by elements....Acid treatment, flame thrower, grinder, sander, hammering, drilling, water and sun. Was so much fun to just use tools for effects. No paint, no waste, just scrap wood and a little creativity.
My new piece for "Elemental Sculpture" is a Water Alter. It was made by hauling stones from War Creek one by one. It was a dry creek bed so these stones were worn smooth by water and hold the memories of water. It was inspired by Grandma Aggie of the 13 indigenous grandmothers. I watched countless hours of footage of her speaking for the water. I then took some of her quotes and painted them on the rocks as they flow around the circle in water painted on the stones. The vessel in the center is a found object from the metal drive here, so it is salvaged.... It was perfect! While it is in the gallery viewers are prompted to write prayers for the water and place it in the circle of stones. Hopefully it will be full of prayers!