Monday, July 18, 2011

Divine Harmony

"Divine Harmony"
acrylic 24 x 24

While the last few months have been quiet on the blogfront I have been busy in the studio. In between working the kinks out of several works that just never seemed finished to me I did complete one that i thoroughly enjoyed creating. So much in fact that it seemed to paint itself!

One of the important lessons i learned from this particular work is that no matter how hard i plan its design in color and shape, etc in advance, i seem to have to let it evolve in its own time, working and reworking and reworking some more.

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grace and Wisdom

"Grace and Wisdom"
Acrylic on watercolor paper
24 x 30

Next up in the "Vessels" series is Grace and Wisdom. Symbolic of "the old sage" passing wisdom of the ages to "one who waits". This is done on watercolor paper and i must say harder to glaze than the gessoed canvases even though it is primed with 3 coats of gesso. Always something to learn!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Channel of Peace


24 x 24

For some reason this piece really came from the soul. With all the unrest in the world and many of the oppressive issues that are facing women i like to think that we can all do what we can to bring peace to every corner of the world just by meditating on it.

In addition to the conceptual part of the work I really enjoyed getting to know some new colors and combinations that really spoke to me in creating this piece. Also, up until now most of my figures did not contain facial features. I think this because of the spiritual nature but now i feel the work is moving toward the more earthly and thus the fleck of an eye.

I hope you will be moved to think about peace in your corner each day! :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

New additions to series

"Cyclical Nature"

I've begun a series of 12 x 12 canvases. These are the first two. I thought it would be easier working smaller but find it more tedious and design elements harder to arrange than on larger canvases. That's just my opinion, although after doing a few of these i may get the hang of it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spiritual Roots

"Spiritual Roots"
36" x 60"

This diptych is a variation of Divine Roots previously completed in a smaller version. Working on a large scale such as this really allows you to not only create the work but to become part of it as well.

Friday, February 25, 2011



I have completed my latest work with layers and layers of glazes to accentuate the concept of a journey guided by a gentle hand and a soft breath. I was able to achieve the luminosity i was looking for. the challenge now is going to be breaking these canvases down and reattaching them to a masonite surface to complete the presentation.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I've begun two new pieces. This one more complicated in design than i imagined but now transferred to nine 10 x 10 canvases held together in order to paint them all together in what i understand is called a "polyptych". Eventually i will take them apart and mount them on a piece of masonite a little larger than the overall 30 x 30. Choosing a palette was not a problem since i had the idea in my head already. I am finding though that what is in my head does not always translate visually to the canvas so we will see how close i come.

At the same time i have begun a diptych taken from a smaller version of Divine Roots. this one i'm having a harder time with for some reason and wonder sometimes why i torture myself! some days it seems i don't have a clue what i'm doing so i leave it for a while and when i come back to it i manage to work it out. again we'll see.

Happy Valentine's Day all! :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Catching Up!

It has been a while since my last post but not because i haven't been busy working! Posted here is the larger canvas (36 x 60) version of Spirit Guide. Enlarging the 12 x 15 version took some doing but i was able to add some additional design elements i think really enhanced the original design. Something to be said for going big!

I have also been working on bringing the Divine Roots ( i believe formerly titled Nature's Vessels) to a diptych (two 20 x 60 canvases) which again will take some redesigning in order for it to work on the larger formats.

My third project is a nine panel piece (each 10" square) also known as a polyptych. While this is not a new format for me I didn't know it actually had a name!! What is new is putting each design on a different canvas and attaching them all together. So the design has to work individually as well as in concert with the others.

So, while it is cold and snowy, the plus is more time in the studio!!