Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Three Promises"

Three Promises - SOLD

My latest bird's nest on an 8" x 10" ampersand claybord panel. I loved creating the textures on this painting. This is a very loose painting for me and it feels very "freeing" to paint like this.
I love nests and all those interwoven twigs. Humans really would not build betternests than those tiny birds...on the contrary, perhaps!
It just sold to a couple with three little miracles of their own:-)
Wishing you a great weekend

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What I Have Been Up To

My last post was weeks and weeks ago! Unforgivable!

I have been busy in spite of a pinched nerve in my back and inflammation of the sciatic nerve....I am slowly getting better.

Here are some of my latest paintings...small ones, since my back was not cooperating:-)

Beautiful Giraffe -SOLD
 "Beautiful Giraffe "  is on a 5" x 7" Ampersand Aquabord that I am starting to really like. I have been working quite a bit with gold leaf and, as for "The Zebra" below, I decided that it would be perfect for the background: the gold translates the heat of the burning African sun.
I then sealed the gold leaf and varnished the entire painting and added a resin-like finish. This finish adds depth to the painting and its shine makes it look almost like a ceramic tile. Really interesting!
I am very pleased with this piece....I hope you will be too.

The Zebra - SOLD
 I found the perfect little frame for The Zebra. It sold the first day it was posted,on DailyPaintworks.

Below are two acrylic paintings with negative painting à la Linda Kemp with whom I took my 5th or 6th workshop in July. She is great!

The paintings of birds nests are on 8" x 8" Ampersand Claybord.I have not yet had a chance to look for frames for them. With their one and only egg each, the paintings are called "Precious I" and Precious II.  I would like to make a series of these and intend to try much larger sizes...The intricate interweave of twigs in the nests really fascinate me...perhaps because I was a hand weaver many, many years ago:-)
"Precious I" - Available

"Precious II" - Available
I hope your summer has been great so far! Thank you for stopping by!