Playing with Color

Do you ever feel stuck with your art?  Like maybe you have a lot of ideas but they’re not coming out right or maybe you’re getting bored with your usual style and subject matter. I felt that way.  Finding my way back to my artist self since becoming a mother has been a long road…

Northern Flicker

A wintery little painting of a northern flicker woodpecker. I tried to be more painterly in the background and the bird itself and feel pretty happy with the results. It’s 5″ x 7″ and is available in my Etsy Shop for $58 with free shipping within the US! Photos after the jump…..

Day 1 of 100 days

Feelin’ real rusty. Tried to do a quick acrylic sketch of my best bud looking over her shoulder at Max Patch. I have my work cut out for me but I’m glad to have begun.

Rose

Model and visionary for Rose, Michelle, writes: “Rose is an epicurean at heart. She delights in earthly pleasures and makes no apologies about it. The sun, the moon, the rain, and the honeybee are all her lovers. Some find her behavior far too provocative and promiscuous for their taste. They say Rose is flamboyant and…

Iron Weed

The final painting for Iron Weed. 11″ x 14″ oil on panel. Cat, the visionary and model for Iron Weed wrote: “Iron weed is about ancient strength. the strength that passes on through all time. The iron in our ancestors’ blood went into the earth where it became, and remains to be, the nourishment that…

Mugwort

Margaret Mary is the subject and interpreter of Mugwort.  This is a small painting I did based on photographs her friend took of her posed as the essence of Mugwort.  Please read her statement following the image. “For me, mugwort has been a source of vision, wisdom and guidance. Connecting me more deeply with my…

Thanks for coming!

The opening at Raven and Crone for the beginning of my Plant Spirit Portraits was a wonderful night!! As usual, I didn’t take a lot of pictures because I was too busy enjoying talking to all of you WONDERFUL folks who came out.  Dang, I know some amazing folks! Here are some pictures from the…

Plant Spirit Portraits

For the past few years, I have been nurturing an artistic and spiritual project that is very dear to my heart.  On November 22nd, the very first few paintings from that project will be publicly shown at Raven & Crone in Asheville. A few summers ago, I was sitting in meditation at one of my favorite…

Fun with Antique Photos

I’ve been collecting old photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s for years.  I’ve had big plans of painting on them in a way that built up a little background story for the individuals captured within. Here is a post about one I did last year. Here are a few that are finished, many…

Sketchbook Play

A very small sketchbook at that.  This is a quick sketch/painting I did in preparation for some of the paintings in my Flower Essence Portrait series I am working on.