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Flower Power

I have completed the big flowers.

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Flower Power, 24″ x 48″, mixed media, $750.

I have tried to think of something pithy to say, but with Hurricane Matthew lurking southeast of here, I have few words. I have so many very dear friends in harm’s way.

Please say a prayer for those in need of protection. This is a big bad bully. xoxo

 

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Series 2

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been taking a class from Carla Sonheim. This is with a cadre of international students and an enthusiastic, multi talented instructor. I am as happy as can be…and learning so much.

This year’s curriculum is about creating in a series.

Any serious artist can tell you that coming up with a meaningful subject and thoughtful series is difficult.

What am I trying to communicate?

This is a step forward from learning technique and developing a style.

It reminds me of learning French. You know the vocabulary and the verb tenses but can you have a conversation?

My second series is based on the outdoors, the freedom, the colors, and freshness of the idealized farm life. I used latex paint and acrylics with charcoal and ink for materials.

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Why Did the Chicken? Acrylic and Mixed Media. 16″ x 20″. $295.

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On Vacation. Acrylic and Mixed Media. 16″ x 20″. $295.

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Starry Night. Acrylic and mixed media, 16″ x 20″, $295.

…and the chickens that look as though they are plucked and ready for the frying pan….

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What’s for Dinner? Acrylic and Mixed Media, 20″ x 16″, $295.

The colors of the outdoors and the imagined cutting garden of magazine photographs are so inviting.

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Master of all He Surveys. Acrylic and mixed media, 16″ x 20″, $295.

 

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Hide and Seek. Acrylic and mixed media, 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas, $295.

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Biding His Time. Acrylic and Mixed Media. 20″ x 30″. $750.

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Spring Forth. Acrylic and mixed media, 18″ x 24″, $495.

Options for the third series are on my mind. Am I ready to have a conversation?

 

Memorial Flowers

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Morgan’s flowers

My dear friends have sent me lovely bouquets of flowers since my mother’s passing in mid-March. Their love arrived in long boxes filled with buds of promise. I trimmed their stems as my mother taught me. Put them in a vase of water with the magic powder to prolong their blooming lives. It was a tender time. The hopeful colors sat tight and patient. Time passed and they opened with optimism to share their beauty and to be the best they could be. So like all of us.

How could I thank my friends for the loving feelings they sent and to tell them how much they meant to me? I created a small painting for each of them.

Mahin orchid copy

Mahin’s orchid

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Pixie bouquet

Kimberly flowers

Kimberly’s roses

The outpouring of support and love has touched me. The cards which sit by my placemat and napkin at the kitchen counter are a stack of love and hugs from miles away.

Thank you  my dearest friends and family. xo