This original upcycled painting is done on wood. It is 13.5" x 16.75" It is inspired on the song "True Colors" made famous by Cindy Lauper. I prefer the version by Eva Cassidy. This painting will add a touch of color to any room. The painting comes ready to hang, with painted sides, and a coating of protective sealer. This painting will not warp if hung on a covered porch.
This large painting was conceived long before it was executed. The frame was graciously given to me by Barb Streeter of Pop's Glass in Conway. It sat in my barn for nearly a year before it dawned on me what to do. Then I put out a call on Facebook for folks to list their favorite Beatles song, and I incorporated as many as I could. I intended for there to be 14 songs, but friends have made me aware of a Beatles song called Jazz Piano, so I guess that makes 15! Can you name them all?
This painting reminds me of the Thomas Jefferson quote: "I cannot live without books." I feel the same way. I don't read quite as much as I used to now that I paint all the time. I read once that you can either take in creativity or put it out. I think that explains why. I still love to read, though.
These freeform paintings are a blast because there are no rules. I can definitely get behind that concept! Music is one of my passions. I love listening to it, singing it, and playing the guitar. Though I don't play all that well, it is a joy.
Happy customer! I used an old table top and removed the legs for this painting. I love re-purposing stuff. There are several benefits! One of my favorites is that I'm not using canvases that are made in China! Another is that this table will not be in a landfill somewhere. It's "easy being green" (like Kermit the frog) with recycled art!
Not sure why, but this painting was more fun than most. I grew up on a farm, and we had a HUGE swing hanging from the beams of the barn. It is one of the most precious memories from my childhood. I wish they made swings for grown ups.
The book of Proverbs is salted and peppered with references to God as feminine. (This one is from Proverbs 4:9, the Message Bible.) It's often overlooked, but She's there, "calling aloud in the streets."
"Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public square." -Proverbs 1:20
This may be the most interesting "canvas" I've ever been asked to paint on, and that's saying a lot for this folk artist! They came out so well, I've decided I'm going to paint at least one of the three pairs of boots I have in my own closet.
I'm pleased that my art has a new home at Boardwalk Coffee House at 9th Avenue on the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. Stop by and see Rick and DeAnn Sarver for a hot cuppa java, along with sandwiches, ice cream, and other coffee house fare. I'll be doing lots of live painting there during the season.
I once read about a woman seeing a message sprawled on a Paris sidewalk. It said, "The city of Paris is full of beautiful mysteries, and you are one of them." I never forgot that story. I began to think how wonderful it would be to spread love and joy by writing beautiful messages on sidewalks with chalk. That idea has evolved into the original poetry I often include on my art, and is the reason I call myself “The Sidewalk Chalk Prophet.”