Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Robin Bird" Paper Painting 7x14 inch canvas



While tradition would have a beautiful, dainty Canary singing in this cage, my favorite bird is the Robin, especially the young, fluffy, awkward ones. Their song makes me feel like I'm home wherever I live at the moment. Of course the cage stays open, it's hard to sing without freedom!  

Monday, August 27, 2012

Phases of a Work in Progress

 1st Phase

2nd Phase

 Making it up as I go along. So fun and freeing to just draw and paper without all the planning for once! 
Maybe I'll do this more often. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paper Painting, "Good Scents", 11x14 inch


  This piece started as a still life with these beautiful, cut glass, perfume bottles and evolved from there. The mirror belonged to my husbands Nana and fit in perfectly with the decidedly "girly" feeling. I love taking snippets of a woman's life, enlarging them, and taking time to develop a mood and texture to express that moment. Hmmmm... I can smell the perfume....