Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Lost Garden~My new painting

The Lost Garden was completed on 4-11.  The inspiration for this painting started from some old books on renaissance art that I cherish. I saw an image of a pope with a lovely tall hat/ head adornment which then became the top of my gazebo. I have loved the lush greens of  Henri Rousseau and of course old vintage botanicals.  The symbolism in old paintings I find very beautiful, like a visual poem.  The swallow references, red coral and particular flowers all have meaning.  This pieces is 16x20 painted on cradled birch wood with painted sides.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Daisy's Summer On Nantucket~new painting

My newest painting.  I decided to go a bit whimsical with this one.  Had a glimpse of spring yesterday which was encouraging. Looking forward to the Cape and the Islands this summer. 
11x14 painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. Thanks for stopping by. To purchase click either link. https://www.etsy.com/listing/228638011/original-painting-daisys-summer-on?ref=shop_home_active_1

Friday, March 27, 2015

Moving Forward~My newest painting

"Moving Forward " isn't that what we are all trying to do?  Working on this piece has really helped me to do just that.  It's 16x12 painted on a cradled birchwood panel with painted sides.  For sale click the link https://www.etsy.com/listing/227853888/original-still-life-painting-moving?ref=shop_home_active_1

Friday, March 20, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Art and quote for the day.....


 

"Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel, and misinterpret what other people mean." -lessonlearnedinlife.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I'm still here.




"If you are frightened to move beyond what you already know, how will your soul ever grow? You truly learn when the unknown is explored."- Awakened Vibrations 
 




It's nice to have concerned customers.  Some of you have been wondering where I am.  I haven't been posting new work, blogging or doing much on Facebook.  Between my computer crashing and not backing up some critical files to Sam having a dental emergency it's been a tough two weeks.  I am grateful that I didn't loose everything but buying a new computer and learning new software and trying to get back to the rhythm of life has been hard.  Sam only has a temporary fix on his teeth so I am on edge again.   The real work will not be done for a month or so.  He has been doing so well and when he started going downhill behaviorally I became so discouraged again not knowing why or how to help.  It's such an emotional rollercoaster.  This time we figured it out but it isn't an instant fix.  He just went through a huge dental process in October so I thought it would be smooth sailing. If you've been following my blog over the years, I think by now  you know that Sam is my "art barometer." 
At the same time, we are embarking on some newly discovered frontiers for Sam and it's a bit scary.  I need to stay positive and strong for him and work through the possible road blocks and challenges. 





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