Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bearly There


"Bearly There"- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gessobord 

In my earlier life I struggled with wanting to please everyone. This of course is impossible. I, however, did not learn that until I had suffered quite a bit of heartache. This can be especially hard as an artist offering your very best to family and friends who unknowingly reject it. So often I felt that I was "barely there". Misunderstood and unable to offer something valuable, I almost gave up. Thank God I did not! I finally realized not everyone would value what I did. In understanding this, I changed direction and concentrated on connecting with those who shared the same interests. No longer am I "barely there"- surrounded by support, warmth and love now I am "Bearly There".

Monday, November 24, 2014

Precious


"Precious" -4x4 inches, acrylic on gessobord

I have a tendency to make things more complicated than they really are. In recent years I have learned to see beauty in the simple things. There are times though, where I fall back into the struggle of wanting to overdo. Even while creating this painting, I kept finding myself going back and adding fancy, unneeded brushstrokes. Funny thing is, it didn't make the painting better. I ended up wasting time and wiping off the offensive brushstrokes. Once again I realized that when I allow things in life to get too complicated, I lose something "Precious".
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Warmth



"Warmth"- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

There is a longing for real affection and kindness. The sensation of being warm in a cold place can feed the soul, especially if the cold place is isolation. Enthusiasm and genuineness go a long way in creating true "Warmth"- the kind that revives both heart and soul.  Secure this piece for your collection!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Being Me


Being Me- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board
Pouring over art books filled with gorgeous paintings by masters both dead and living, I often find myself sighing. A long, drawn out sigh that echoes the thoughts in my head- oh to paint like that! I once lamented to a friend that I wished I could have just a tiny bit of the talent Sargent possessed. "You were never meant to be another Sargent" she said "You were meant to be you and do it like no one else." Though I still strive to improve myself with each painting, and will never give up studying the masters, I love painting the song that only my brush knows how to sing. I have embraced "Being Me."  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Subtleness


Subtleness - 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

There is an art to subtleness. Too much in this world can be bold, brash and overwhelming. What about the delicately complex and understated? Not easily understood is not always a bad thing. Sometimes it is a very beautiful thing, that draws one in using clever and more indirect methods. "Subtleness" has the ability to beckon. Secure this piece for your collection!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Veil


The Veil- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board
There is no point in attempting to give words to the story expressed in "The Veil". Words are inadequate. Everything I want to say has already been spoken using paint. It is a beautiful story and I love sharing it!  Secure this piece for your collection!