This is my first piece using green instead of blue – it has a more earthy feel and I love it! The resin is poured on top of the color, making a beautiful shine in contrast with the matte finish of the texture. Makes you just want to reach out and touch it! You can […]
“These lights, this brightness, these clusters of human hope, of wild desire – I shall take these lights in my fingers. I shall make them bright and whether they shine or not, it is in these fingers that they shall succeed or fail.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow […]
Come see me and my current collection of abstacts at Panoply in Huntsville April 29th – May 1st. I am excited to be welcomed into this show. As a teenager, I volunteered for Panoply through the art department of my high school; to be an artist on the other side of this feels like a […]
I spent all day Saturday setting up my tent in my front yard in order to get a more cohesive booth photo. I want to apply to some more shows and actually get in and apparently my all over the place range of pieces is more of a detriment rather than a help. So, I […]
“You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It’s only that.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay Texture, resin, coffee dyed pieces of The Great Gatsby, acrylic, pen and ink I have two more I’m working on that will look lovely stacked with this one.
Tornado of Thought Forming 12×12 Mixed Media “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald I overthink. A lot. Ha. I suppose I am of a first-rare intelligence. Heavily textured, resin, pieces […]
I am working on building my collection of abstracts and painting with a friend is always fun. I’m so thankful my career allows me the time to do this over Christmas break. Interested in one of my abstracts? Now is the time to talk to me about it!
Acrylic on heavily textured background, resin, torn book pages, egg shells; 12×24 “You were my favorite word until the day I forgot how to spell you.” – Michele G Stratford I am exploring more natural texture to add to my pieces. Egg shells were a cracking good time to work with.
This was my very first abstract. The idea came to me when I was prepping a background for another painting. I have always textured the backgrounds with modeling medium in circular shape. My daughter was playing around with resin on some of her paintings and I thought it might be cool to add some small […]
The blue in this one made this painting pop for me. “We have to get used to the idea that at the most important crossroads in our life there are no signs.” -Ernest Hemingway The Hemingway quote is true for my life – I have encountered many a decision that I was suddenly faced with […]
The coffee dyed book pages turned out really cool. They are spotted and have a very pretty range of coffee colored hues. I believe a strong foundation in vocabulary gives us the power to communicate as well as understand most effectively. Lack of communication is the root of misunderstandings and conflicts.
“Searching” 36×36 mixed media, textured foundation, resin, acrylic paint. “If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it – keep going come what may.” – Vincent Van Gogh. The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh This one was s departure from the ususal circular shape. It reminds […]
The Steinbeck quote is pulled from a passage describing the wonder of the world and the connection we sometimes feel as humans to all of it – the wonder of being a part of the whole of life. It is a very existential and Thoreau type view of the world. I, personally, think this pull […]
I love how this turned out! The texture is so much fun. I delight in finding ways to make texture the focus of a piece and this painting kept me mesmerized. You cannot see in a photo the juxtaposition of matte paint against the shiny resin in the stream – but it is beautiful.
I will be participating in the River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama this October and these sweet little 6×6 birdies will be there! I am spending a good bit of time in the evenings and on the weekends creating pieces for this show and I am loving every minute of it!