Thursday, April 25, 2013

Works on paper

"Busy Bee a" 30x24 on paper

"Busy Bee b" 30x24 on paper

"Busy Bee c" 30x24 on paper

"Busy Bee d" 30x24 on paper
"Nap Time" 30x24 on paper

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In process works

 If art doesn't seem weird at first, it's probably because it's already been done.
I have some fun new stuff in the works! The bottom left is complete ("Impulsive a"). You can kind of see where the others are heading. I like the drawing quality of this in between step, though. It's hard to not call those "finished". I love to draw and paint. This has been an experimental way to indulge in both.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I've discovered that with passion for what you paint comes an impulsive brush stroke, and that results in a genuine outcome that doesn't seem forced or unoriginal. 

"Impulsive a" 36x36

"Bubble v. Soap" 30x24 on paper

This is, in a way, a take on the glass being half empty or half full. You can look at bubbles like a child does, whimsical, fascinating and playful, or you can think of a bubble as an air pocket of soap. If the bubble bursts it's just plain ole' soap! We can choose what type of life we put our heart and energy into. It's how you look at it~

"As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart."
Proverbs 27:19

Friday, April 12, 2013

"Coloring b" 48x48

"Coloring c" 48x48
"Coloring d" 48x48

Friday, April 5, 2013

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” 
― Pablo Picasso

   I learn so much from Lelia, who has no idea what a great teacher she is! But, one day she will read this and know, and that is such a reassuring thought.
   Every experience is an opportunity to discover something. If you ever watch a child playing when they aren't even thinking about you being in the room, you will see the dumb-founded amazement in their face from the most simple things. I thought about that this week as I watched her coloring on the floor of my studio while I was painting. She is not over-thinking what she is doing like I do. What I do requires some thought, of course, but watching her made me want to go back to painting the way that I love to paint, and for the rest of the week that's what I did. I have woken up each morning and gone to sleep each night thinking about painting and feeling excited to get back to it. Children are so refreshing! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

"Outside" 48x48 

"Puzzle" 48x48
Had to sneak this one in, too :)  FYI "Shrimpin'" boots are essential for Easter egg hunting.