Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Fresh Look


A Fresh Look- 5x5 inches, acrylic on gesso board

Several months ago I began this painting, but somewhere along the way lost sight of the vision. I even went so far as to wipe down everything I had done the last time I worked on it. Saddened, I put it away in the studio closet and forgot about it. I will never be exactly sure why I went into the closet at the moment I did, or why I chose to look in the spot I did, but there sat the painting waiting for me. Pulling it out and seeing it anew kindled a spark in my heart. It felt right when I placed it on the easel and began to paint. Once finished, I knew that "A Fresh Look" had done me good!  Secure this painting for your collection!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bit of Mischief


Bit of Mischief- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

Look closely.  The mischievousness is in the twinkle of the eyes.  Truly wanting to be good, but unable to control the fondness for playfully causing trouble.  Here comes the adult ready to scold, but after one look in those eyes decides a "Bit of Mischief" may be alright after all.  Secure this painting for your collection!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Knowing


Knowing-- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

There is something comforting in "Knowing" the story's end. Villains ultimately lose. Hope is restored. True love awaits for all who seek it.  Secure Knowing for your collection!

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Expression I Wear



The Expression I Wear- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

In the private unguarded moment, all pretense is gone. Now's the chance to see the look on a face, and the emotion it conveys. Whatever it is, may "The Expression I Wear" be uplifting and feed the soul of others.  Secure this piece for your collection!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hope


Hope- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board 

I have hope! I cannot think of any sweeter words than these. Children understand hope. In the midst of some of the worst circumstances, they still hold onto it. What a beautiful gift it is for those adults, who despite leaving childhood behind, have not lost "Hope."  Secure Hope for your collection!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shadow and Light


Shadow and Light - 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

I do not like dark days full of shadow. I like plenty of light. Shadows though, are very necessary. They allow the light to shine richly and create needed contrast. I also do not like shadows in life. I would prefer a life filled with light only. Once again, I have to be reminded that the light in life would not be nearly as beautiful without those shadows contrasting against it, and letting it shine to its fullest!  Secure Shadow and Light for your collection!

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Art Book


The Art Book- 5x5 inches, acrylic on gesso board

The awe of holding a book filled with inspiring paintings! A ticket to pure beauty. The brushstrokes and colors are enough to set the mind dreaming for days. "The Art Book" presents the unique opportunity of spending time with the masters.  Secure this painting for your collection!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Peeking Through


Peeking Through- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

Frustration was close at hand.  It could be started over from scratch.  Perhaps it could be re-worked. No, wait a moment.  Somethings there- a spark of life.  A glimpse of the initial vision "Peeking Through."  Yes, everything is going to turn out just as it should.   Secure Peeking Through for your collection!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Face Me


"Face Me"- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

I take pleasure in everything I paint. Portraits and figures, however, have always been my passion. How disappointing to attend college art classes and have professors discourage me from creating the type of art that I loved.  I actually gave up art in college because it became so disheartening.  I began to believe the falsehood, that painting portraits was a waste of time, and so painted everything but faces and figures. The day came though, when I could no longer suppress my hearts desire.  I had to "Face Me" and accept that my passion is to paint the human soul peeking out through each visage.  In doing this I am truly happy.  Secure Face Me for your collection!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Red Lipstick


"Red Lipstick"- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gesso board

There's just something about "Red Lipstick".  Available in shades as various as the women who wear it, the color red makes a statement.  I like to think of it as a statement of fearlessness and strength.  A woman who wears red lips, regardless of age, will always be beautiful!