Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Tales Told by Trees

Come closer traveller.  
Sit by the fire, listen to the forest, 
For the trees have long memories, 
And will tell you their tales.  

So at last I'm posting pictures of this painting installation.  It was a tricky one to photograph since my camera lens gets temperamental when I'm taking photos of large pieces, but I resolved not to go another day without having this one properly photographed.  Its one of my favorites and I've had lots of requests to see it up on the blog from those who have seen it in person.  

The two large canvases on the ends measure about 4 feet, and the center pieces are cross-cut wood.  I used oil for this set of paintings. Although I usually use acrylic, I have to say looking at these paintings reminded me how much I love oils.  I may have to bring the oils out from under my bed again for a while.

Also the owls from my new banner are in here somewhere, see if you can spot them.

Friday, July 20, 2012


The Village Witch

Trial By Ravens

Spirit Offering

A narrative triptych.
Ink, chalk-pastel pencil, torn paper and shellac on paper.
Each panel 22 x 30"

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Small Painting

Lately I've been involved in the seemingly never-ending task of cleaning my room and the files on my computer. Although it sometimes feels like there's a battle between a hoarder and a minimalist going on inside my mind, it's going well.  Looking forward to being done.  I always feel re-centered and more able to think after an intensive organizing session.   

While going through my photos I happened to find this set of images of a small watercolor pencil painting I made some time ago.  I painted it in late winter, but it feels like a lazy summer afternoon type of painting.  I thought I'd share it with you while I finish editing the rest of my art photos that I'll be posting soon.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Exciting News!

I finally bought an easel!  Quite a stubborn thing to assemble, but now that it's up and standing I can't wait to begin some new paintings.  My workspace at home is going to be so much more comfortable with this new member of my art supply family.  The days of painting while sitting on the floor and developing a hunch fit for Baba Yaga are over at last.