I wish you could all come over and see this painting, because these photos actually make it look awful, the white behind the red glares and the graphite glares and graphite marks disappear. I am trying to save up to have professional photos taken for the gallery disk, but with all the vet bills lately I have not been able to. The above photo is as close as I could get as it is a bright sunny day outside and that is not the best light. I have included lots of detail photos, so I hope you can get an idea of the painting. The red is a cherry red, not this Orange red that you see, also the red is not near as intense. For this perfectionist, this makes me go GRRRR! When I get better photos done I will put it on my ETSY site. This painting is of a root I found while hiking, it is titled "Root" :-). Oil stick, and graphite on cradle board, 20"x 20", click image to enlarge. I always love your comments. I must rush as I only have a half day left to paint! Happy Sunday!!! XOXO
I am a painter living in the beautiful moutain town of Taos New Mexico.
I have been painting since I was eight years old when I declared to my mother that I wanted to be an artist. She promptly went out and bought me an oil set. Perhaps not the wisest choice for a child, but it got me started. I have been painting ever since and my way of working and what I paint has changed dramatically over the years. At this point in time I am working with mixed media on board and canvas. Nearly every image starts with a dream, either waking or sleeping. Other subjects that inform my work are literature and nature. Each painting is for me an adventure in color and texture,an exploration of joy and a way for me to get to know myself better. There is always a personal narrative and some hidden message that I am unaware of until it reveals itself in the finished piece. My paintings are about whatever is going on in my life at the time I am painting. My intention when I do a painting is to be true to my authentic voice and perhaps to open someone's heart and mind to all the possibilities around them.