Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Art House Co-op sketches continued

The 'largest sweater ever' page...and the moving page..."I have moved about 26 times or more. A few times across the ocean, a few across the United States and a few around Nairobi." Two more pages done in my Art House Co-op sketchbook. I need to speed up my sketching and get focused...I have 22 pages left to fill!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We Wear Armor

One of my paintings at Dandelion Communitea Cafe was adopted (sold) and it won't be hanging much longer. I  didn't include it in my last post of the paintings from the show, so here it is now. It's 9.5x27.5", India ink and gloss gel medium varnish on paper on recycled wood panel. It's called "We Wear Armor" and the story is: "Sometimes armor is needed in the wilderness of life." Thank you to everyone who came by to see the art, there are two other great artists showing as well...Maisy May Mars and Brendan O'Connor.

If you get a chance, also stop by one of my favorite artist's show at Stardust. Jessica Early has an amazing art show up there. Extremely beautiful and inspiring. I am adopting one of her paintings that I adore. It's called "Something New Is Being Born Into Me, And I Yield To It".

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another page in my Art House Co-Op sketchbook

"I grew up thinking that all skies were like this. It was as if the weight of the East African sky had flattened the tops of the Acacia trees--encompassing everything and connecting the Universe together."

This is another page from my Art House Co-op sketchbook titled "Forever in a Nutshell." It has become stories from my life, my forever so far.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Paintings at Dandelion Communitea Cafe

Where the Eagle Landed 42x26" Water soluble oil on canvas
To Be Inspired 26x34" Water soluble oil on canvas

Suddenly he appeared and very loudly said, "Let me tell you a story." 30x40" Water  soluble oil on canvas

Unity Tree 16x20" Acrylic on canvas

"You Can't Buy the Moon." 22x28" Water soluble oil on canvas
Floating Rhythms 30x30" Water soluble oil on canvas
In My Dream 7x26" Acrylic on paper on wood panel

These paintings are currently up at Dandelion Communitea Cafe. They all have little stories attached to them that you can read if you go there. Also, I have some new India ink paintings for sale in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Back to India ink

After getting very distracted by my water soluble oil paintings, I have finally returned to my India ink paintings. I worked enough hours in a row to sufficiently sink into the mindset of where I needed to be. It's frustrating being away from an art project a while because it takes me a while to settle back down into the mental and emotional state of the paintings. Particularly if I am switching back to a different medium. I am happy about where these are going, and one of them is actually finished (possibly two but I haven't decided yet), apart from varnishing and finishing off the back.