If I could make magic happen I would lift this wand. This is another magnolia pod from my collection.Did I mention that I have a rather large magnolia tree looming over my back porch. I know it is at least twice my age. My life is very busy again. I decided to re-enroll into the doctorate program I started 4 years ago. I am half way through. This semester I am taking the history of art history. I am intrigued by how all these minds tend to view how artists think. Also I am looking forward to how this new perspective influences my choices in subject matter. This young group of minds is refreshing. I will be painting a lot in the coming months so your feedback is welcome.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This image is one from my earth objects series. This leaf was collected during a hike on the trail near my home in northern Virginia. Earth objects are images of objects that are scanned into my computer and manipulated in photoshop to extract the "skeleton" of the image. I then carve the image directly into wet gesso on canvas with the butt of a paintbrush. This is a "carving into process", that I have been developing for many years. The carving leaves a nice texture on the surface giving the image a sculptural look.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The bowl in this painting is one I bought several summers ago while traveling in Venice, Italy. The Venitians love their glass and this little bowl is one of my favorite finds. I have been thinking of painting it for a while, but was not up to the challenge. I spent three days capturing this image.