Sunday, October 21, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #60

This portrait is bittersweet, sad & poignant because dear friend Lorilee unexpectedly lost her beloved Fannie just a couple of weeks ago but then helped deliver eleven (11!!!!!) new Rhodesian Ridgeback pups from new mama, Pi. Losing a pet is a heartbreaker--this little painting is in memory of this perfect girl & all the little fur angels we have loved. xo

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #59

Rowboats are poetic little objects in the water. First time to paint one, I'm  inspired by both a wonderful book I'm reading & a California artist who I've always admired. "Into the Mystic", 8x10", acrylic on canvas. xo

“hark, now hear the sailors cry, 
smell the sea, and feel the sky 
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic...” 
 Van Morrison

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Painting a Day Project: #58

Sunday afternoon painting has recommenced with wonderful teacher-mentor, Suzanne Etienne. Her Ashland studio is an oasis for me, calm & inspiring all at once. Today I was overwhelmed with ideas, colors, snippets of photos, memories, and sacred objects I wanted to capture...and none of them alone took hold, so slowly, I wove some of these patchwork squares and sewed them together. Welcome "Pieces of Me", 24 x 24", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Painted with so much love. xo