Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
8" by 8" acrylic.
I have a new (quite old) blue willow mug and a dainty version in teacup form. Putting these together reminded me once again of the poignant story behind the blue willow motif. Two star-crossed lovers die escaping and are transformed into love birds rising above the bridge and boat.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
8" by 8" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD
After my last lousy oil attempt, I wanted to use acylics again...much more familiar territory. Though I find that working with oils has changed the way I'm using the acrylics somehow. I keep forgetting I don't have the luxury of time to get around to the wet edges.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
9" by 12" oil and collage on stretched canvas, unframed. I have a collection of vintage children's encyclopedias that I love. I enjoy the drawings, the colors and the way knowledge is organized and categorized. The section on inventions seems a bit naive in it's presentation, but, it truly is awe inspiring to think of all the amazing things that people have come up with. The collaged circles on my painting of the spoon include nylons, a zipper, sewing machine, a television and more. I don't know who invented the spoon, anyone know? SOLD