I finally finished one painting/collage for the show. I have worked the last 3 weeks on this piece. 18"x 18", venetian plaster, rice paper, oil, India ink, micro pen, graphite, handmade paper, thread, rust and tea stained paper, colored pencil, and cold wax on cradle board. I don't have a title yet, perhaps you could all help with that :-). I am doing another raven for the other painting, going to take a couple days off before starting it, I have lots of time as I started early on these for once. I have had fun doing them, but I can't wait to get back to my abstract work! Missing it a lot. I did many close ups of this piece because you just can't get the details without them. If you take the time to enlarge by clicking on the photo you will get even more detail.
I always love to hear your thoughts. XOXO
PS, This collage has been tumbled.
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.