Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A Peony named "Faith"

It seams I'm stuck in a flower painting mode. I am getting closer to the delicate transparency I've so desired to achieve in my flowers. Watch out "roses" this is all a preparation for an all out attack on your delicate species. CP 140 lb. Arches cut to fit in a 16 x 20 frame; the original is matted behind an 11 x 14 opening.

"Resolved" on the Homepage?

Why did I name this painting "Resolved"? Well I'm glad you asked :) Sometimes life throws us a curve and we go through a mega shift. So is the case with a job change for the person who pays the bills, and now a possible move for the two of us - I have resolved myself. Orange is my least favorite color but working on this lily reminded me of my life lately. Seeing some beauty emerge from the darkness I decided maybe I do like orange after all and maybe a shift in life isn't so bad either. This painting now belongs to Linda Palattao in the Phillipines; Linda was my assigned SWAP partner for fall 2006. I was overjoyed to see it on the Homepage for Yahoo's SWAP group during our '06 winter SWAP.

Dublin - Polish Embassy

In September of 05 I searched the internet looking for a "shoe" photo to use for the Watercolor Workshop project. I was excited with the photo I found on the website of the Polish Embassy in Ireland. I used the photo with their permission, and to my delight they featured my painting on their website.

About Me

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As a child I began designing my own clothes while in 5th grade. Grandma let me use fabric from her stash and showed me how to use the treadle machine. My love for art and the creative began at that point, always having a current project of some kind. Painting has provided a unique creative outlet for me that I am thankful for, an exciting journey where there's always something new to learn.