I believe these are the last two paintings in the boat series that I painted for my mom to try and convey her journey into spirit. The top one with the stars is 16"x 16", I have included close ups and side views, the bottom painting is 10"x 10" and also has detail and side views. If you click on them to enlarge you will get a much better idea of the work and layers. All of the boat paintings will be making their way to my ETSY shop this week, but if you see one you like just email me and I can reserve it in your name. Prices will range from $250 for the 10"x 10"s, $350 for the 12"x 12" and $475 for the 16"x 16", but my blogger friends will get a 10% discount.
As for the Taos Fall Arts show, it was packed as usual, if I had to guess there was at least a couple hundred people for opening night. None of us were happy with where and how we were hung, but to be fair, volunteers do the hanging and they only have 3 days to hang the whole show and that would be about 700 paintings. I thought the art was of a higher caliber then ever. I won no awards and as of today none of my pieces have sold, but there is still a week of the show to go.
I am doing fine, some days are harder than others, it seems to go cling, pain, let go.The more I let go the less painful it is. I am seeking joy where I find it :-). Art and nature and friends. Thank you all for your love.
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.