Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMERICAN GIRL

AMERICAN GIRL 4"x4" acrylic on canvas board

I have always laughed at the saying "Painting oneself into a corner." Well in a manner of speaking, that is what happened to me while painting on this piece. I was happily working on the finishing touches, when suddenly I had the thought "where am I going to sign my name?" I was not about to put a signature on her face, and I loved all the strokes of light and hair. I even played with the idea of leaving my signature off. Finally I took out my teeniest, tiniest brush and signed it in the top left corner. In the end, I don't think it took away from "American Girl" at all!  


Saturday, August 23, 2014

COMPOSED


COMPOSED- 4x4 in acrylic on canvas board

Everyday we are subjected to a message that says in order to be satisfied we need bigger, and more. The idea occurred to me that more and bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to art. Would it be possible to create a series of miniature paintings that spoke just as powerfully as larger pieces? I decided to challenge myself and do just that. I have found great joy in creating this series. "Composed" shows that 4x4 inches can be just as impressive as 48x48 inches!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BLESSING


"Blessing"- 4x4 in acrylic on canvas board


I had gone into my "zone" and was passionately working on this painting, when the power went out. My studio is an awesome place to be, until the air conditioning stops. Then it becomes an oppressive, heat filled room, where I can barely think. Forced to stop, I decided to start again fresh in the morning. When I came back into the studio the following morning and looked at the painting on my easel, I realized in amazement that all that was needed was one last stroke to finish. The power outage was indeed a "Blessing" in disguise!
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tears- 4x4 in acrylic on gesso board


Emotions are an intricate part of life. Moods can change quickly depending upon circumstances. Tears overcome us when we least expect it. This is not always a bad thing. For after the storm has passed, refreshment can often be found.  Secure "Tears" for your collection