Monday, May 30, 2016
I can't wait for you to see what's on the easel next. I'm sure you will think I'm crazy.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
I always have many paintings in progress, so that if I get stuck on one painting, I have something else to work on. I find this prevents me from having any excuses for procrastination or frustration. This painting began long ago as an "ink pour," which is exactly that----random pouring, dripping, squirting, tilting--- black ink onto water color paper. I wish I had taken a photo of the initial image, but shown below is another in its beginning stage. In the case of the seascape above, the jellyfish tentacles, the anemones, the long skinny striped fish, and the sea plants were all ink drips, and finally it made sense to me after a very long time of staring at it that it was a sea scape.
Here is what the ink pour above turned into.
"800 Under the Sea (at the Shedd Aquarium)"
mixed media- 13x22 in
Thursday, May 19, 2016
acrylic - 12x36 in
Sunday, May 15, 2016
acrylic - 8x8 in
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
"Nuts and Bolts"
acrylic - 24x24 in
Saturday, May 7, 2016
"Marwa" is the fifth refugee child in my "Innocents Project" series. She is the first and only child whose name I know so far. It is important to me to see these children as real people with names, not just falling under a heading called "refugees." I get an idea of what this spunky little girl is like from other photos showing a gap in her big bright smile where two bottom teeth used to be. She is seen carrying her little brother, and has boasted that she does better in school than her siblings. How typical for a seven year old, yet her life is far from typical or normal.
ANERA works to improve the lives of all of the refugees, but particularly for the children. Please consider a donation to anera.org in honor of a special mother, or "just because" and please mention The Innocents Project.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
acrylic - 12x12 in