Saturday, August 31, 2013

My first book is published!

SO excited to tell you... my new book is published and ready for purchase!

I used 26 paintings that I did in June of this year, and explanations about them, as well as journal entries from the last several years to self-publish my first book. I have the proof copy in my hands, and I think it is beautiful!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Silver Cord

Silver Cord 1
 I am so excited to post this little 'triptych' (of sorts) called Silver Cord! The individual paintings in this trio look great hanging in a set, or as single works. I absolutely love the way they turned out! 

$45.oo each, or all three for $120.00

acrylic on boards
3 panels - 7.25" x 7.25"

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Silver Cord 2

Each painting shares the same color group and style and I incorporated sgrafitto techniques in each. 

Silver Cord 3

Probably my favorite part of the paintings is the silver cord that runs through the whole set. 
Set of 3

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Follow the Light

Follow the Light
8" x 10" mixed media on canvas
Follow the Light is the painting I did for Christmas in 2012. I had been selected to test new paints, and this is one of the paintings I did during that test period. 

This painting holds great significance to me and uses different media and techniques to represent different concepts.

8" x 10" mixed media on canvas

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The overall meaning I wanted to portray with this painting is the meaning of the Christmas story: Christ came into a dark world to rescue.

First, it is significant that the focal point (which is iridescent and a raised, textured surface) is different from all that surrounds it. The focal point represents the manger which contained God Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ.

Next, the dark swirling background is indicative of the darkness and sameness of the mundane. 

The lighter color, and the streams of glossy surface (which are difficult to see in the photo) come from the upper right of the painting and stream down through and over all. This is a representation of Heaven and the Heavenly Father sending His salvation. The gloss medium carries particles of mica, which is a natural element of earth that reflects light. 

There are several other things that I wanted to convey here, but I want to leave some for the eye and mind of the viewer to discover. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New commission... for Jake

22' x 30' acrylic on watercolor
I am so excited to post this picture! I have finally finished this special commission ... for my son!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Cannot wait to see it hanging in his house!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Urban Girl

I am not sure, but maybe she lives in Detroit... I wanted an urban setting for her, but it looks slightly unkempt.

I love the warm watercolor tones behind the simple ink drawing. 

4" x 6" ink and watercolor on watercolor paper

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