Sunday, October 26, 2008

Seedlings

At a yearly art event held in one of the local parks, by chance, with a friend of mine, we met this elderly 70 year old man whom actually acknowledged he was a professional photographer from one of the northern states - somewhere around Pennsylvania or Boston. My friend was a photographer as well and of course, these two struck up a major conversation. This man had traveled around the world more than once and his amazing photography showed evidence of that and was displayed for sale. My friend grabbed his Nikon and took a photo of me standing behind the gentleman leaning on the back of his director's chair. Two weeks or so passed, and while rummaging through photos I ran across it. His weathered image inspired me to create a watercolor graphic (first photo) and then it was eventually transformed into a piece with the words "seedlings" running through the artwork (second photo).  It was titled "seedlings" because I believe we all come from basic seeds intermingled, scattered about and cross mixed keeping us one with the other. Though we were of two different cultures, we actually were not , only a degree of separation.

With a white mat and black shadow box type frame, it sold at an art show. 




PATCHES

Patches
'18 x 24'
Watercolor
I'm reminded of the old patchwork quilts my grandmother used to cover me during those very cold nights. Most of those quilts were handmade and handed down from generations of family to family. Regardless of how old they became, they felt so warm and comforting...maybe because somewhere in all patchwork, through the years, there remained many family hands placed around me. 



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Asleep No Worry

Asleep No Worry
4 x 6
Graphic Mixed Media

Confined Souls

Confined Souls
18 x 24
Watercolor

Think in terms of the true nature of an individual(s) being hidden and locked away - yet we constantly trick ourselves into believing we know them. the vibrant colors represent those aspects we will never know - intensity, lulls, highs and genuine thoughts.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Audition

The Audition
11x20 watercolor
Another art piece created from the chorus line photograph
Delighted to say that this piece "sold" - had posted a thumbnail of this in older posts with a promise to eventally post the larger version

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Touches of Peace - RE-POSTED

pencil and watercolor
Just had to re-post this piece.
This art piece sold two years ago.
This is a photo of the actual art piece taken at the
time of the art exhibit- unfortunately with a camera glare -
but during these troubled times in the world,
the message is more important and apropos ...
The hand written words in each face are the countries of the world....
it's about the LOVE, the PEACE and the UNITY....BELIEVING...
Much LUV@cha....

Chair Pencil Sketch=Graphic Ratty Chair

Ratty Chair
Pencil Chair Sketch fused into graphic
"5 x 3"

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Chair Pencil Sketch

Favorite Old Chair
Pencil Sketch
"11 x 9"

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Chalk Time


Chalk Time
'2 x 4'
Graphic Image
Children are such natural subjects when it comes to art - so effortless in creativity.

Artwork from a photograph of a child seen in the local park playing with chalk on concrete