Friday, February 26, 2010

mixed media on wood
6 x 25 inches

Remember the beginning of Forrest Gump where the white feather floats all around?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Circles of Love
acrylic on recycled window

I decided to paint all the things I love in one painting, and how they make me feel.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Heart's Song
20 x 16 inches
acrylic on recycled wood cabinet door

Finally, a freeform piece not based on the Woodstock song! I've been watching an Australian show called McLeod's daughters. It's about a bunch of women that run a ranch. It's right up my alley with horses and cows and whatnot. While the slang is amusing (a chook is a chicken, a blue is an argument, a greenie is an environmentalist) I am struck that we are all the same, really - meaning that human beings have more in common that we do things that separate us. One Love, and all that....

Monday, February 22, 2010

mixed media on wood
5 x 5 inches

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
~Joseph Addison

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beyond the Veil
24 x 18
acrylic on canvas

This is the third in my veil series. When I paint these, I am thinking about some women in the world who are forced to wear the veil to cover themselves. I know that most women wear it willingly, but I can't help but think it is just because they were raised to believe that way.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crammed With Heaven
acrylic on recycled window

It's been too long since I took time out to get out in nature. Doing that keeps me grounded and reverent. I think this painting is my way of partaking while the weather is cold.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

10 x 15
mixed media on wood

I do like to put bits of poetry on my work. This is another with the wings theme. Can't seem to get away from that lately, although I'm not sure what it means. I have a friend that read some of my poems once. She said, "I'm particularly drawn to your women's poetry. We need lots more of it to make up for all we have forgotten." That idea really stuck with me. Apparently, it has popped up on this piece.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow everywhere,
which is very rare, here in Tourist Central (Myrtle Beach)
My art barn looks picturesque like this!
So, of course, Dixie and her friend Maddi and I
had to make a snowman:
(we set the trend - now there is one in every yard!)
And make snow cream (of course!)

And make art (of course!) experimenting with new techniques
The Journey
20 x 16
mixed media on recycled wood cabinet door

Friday, February 12, 2010

Believe In Your Wings Window
acrylic on recycled window
I get so much satisfaction out of painting on windows. I think we all have wings, we just gotta believe. I guess I'm a little bit of a Peter Pan.

"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. jUst think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land."
~Peter Pan

Friday, February 5, 2010

Proverbs 31 Woman
8 x 4 inches
acrylic on wood

Here's a little something I painted with just dioxazine purple and white. I like challenging myself that way sometimes.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

18 x 10 inches
acrylic on wood

Valentine's Day is coming, so I've been exploring themes of togetherness a bit. My husband wanted to know which tree was the guy and which was the girl. Interesting question, huh?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Timeless Girl
acrylic on vinyl record
12 inches in diameter
I saw this quote a few months ago, and knew I had to do a piece on it. Old vinyl records are one of my favorite things to use for a "canvas."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Light of the World
12 x 16 inches
acrylic on recycled cabinet door