|How sweet and delicate is this painted beaver stick? It was a surprise gift that came with a beautiful float I ordered from Amy Komar. I'm so in love with her work.|
|My second pair of large feathers. These two were also inspired by the stones I keep at my table.|
You can find these 12"x16" amazonite feathers in my shop.
|I just finished these last night.|
This little set is inspired by Southwestern colors, and remind me of a trip I took to Taos, New Mexico. Did I mention, I hope to live there one day?
I didn't get much painting done last month. Between the vacation, catching up on all of that work once returning, and being out sick for a week I had very little free time. I did however have a vision of a new series of oil paintings I'd like to paint. I have them in my mind so clear. I really hope I can execute what's inside. All of the paintings will be around 24" on deep edge cradled wood panels. I was really excited to order the panels from blick. I used to cut my own wood at home depot and work on that. I liked how the grain came through the painting a bit. There were always natural knots in the wood that I'd work around/with.
I couldn't wait to start, so the first painting I began on canvas since it was on hand. I think this one I'll keep for our home. My ultimate goal is to save the paintings as a collection and eventually approach a gallery. It's something I've never done, so the idea is a little nerve racking. I think it's much easier to put your work on a website, where you don't have to hear, see, or feel peoples thoughts or criticism of it.
But I'm still going to give it a go!