Made at the Grand Marais Art Colony during the Art As Journey group attendance, May, 2021
A light which flickers and speaks is a light to be taken lightly. Or … maybe it flickers to get your attention. I see a figure in the flame. A woman. You can’t make out her features because she is shrouded in flame. No. Surrounded by flame. Her lips are moving and she is saying… Continue reading A Light Which Flickers and Speaks*
Offering201911” x 14” (With frame, 15 ¼” x 18 ¼”)Dishcloths, cotton thread, acrylic on canvas The woman looks at you, offering her heart to you. The look on her face is calm. Not serene, not earnest, but determined. She realizes that with all of the anger and divisiveness in this world there is an antidote… Continue reading Offering
This piece was stitched on dishcloths with cotton embroidery thread at the Art Colony in Grand Marais, MN.
A progress shot of Offering in progress on the embroidery hoop.
I love this little apple painting. Was an exercise in stopping before working the surface to death. It seemed like it was going nowhere, so I stopped to let it percolate. When I went back to it, I realized it was done!
Today’s painting is from a photo taken on the north shore of Lake Superior near Cascade State Park. I love the grey-blue-greens in the sky and water.
One color per stroke.
Four little 10-minute paintings. It’s a red onion, but my brain kept making me mix purple. I’m working on seeing color. I like the lively shapes and shadows.
This little painting, 6″ x 6″, is supposed to be a tomato. I’m still learning how to get convincing, saturated reds and oranges on a black ground. A second layer of paint would do it, but I want to learn how to get that color in the moment, not rework the surface to death. Still,… Continue reading Playing with grounds