Wednesday, July 30, 2008

One To Go

My 8x8 of "Seasons of the Heart". Whew! Only one to go.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Almost Done!

A Season In My Heart

Lay Me Down

When Animals Dream

Ancestors (eek)

Sorry I haven't been more active on this blog lately. Between travels, I've had a hell of a time w/ my computer overheating, so I've only been using it when absolutely necessary.

I just love all of the new work on here, you've all done amazing work!

I spent a week up in the mountains above Santa Fe recently & cranked these last 4 canvases up there. I really love working with a theme, it throws in a nice little challenge that, once I work through it, it's really wonderful to get to the other side & to see what comes from it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'm Caught Up

Yay for me. The first one is "Ancestors" and shows my mom and dad, aunt, sister, great-grandma and grandpa. His class picture was taken in 1906 and that is him in the back row with the hat on.

The second picture is "Animal Dreams". I cast a frozen Charlotte Doll that Judy gave me in plaster and painted the rest.

This third canvas is "Lay Me Down" and the head, hand and baby were each cast in plaster from doll parts and then worked into the painting. It might seem ominous to some but to me when we die we return to 'mother' from whence we came and all is perfect peace. I thought the Jesus baby was perfect to symbolize this.