I really couldn't resist this title. For those of you who don't "get it", my kids are always asking me "Guess what?". When I ask "What?", they say "CHICKEN BUTT!!" and crack up. Yeah. Very funny. Anyhow, this chicken's fluffy bottom is the whole reason behind this painting....no pun intended....but it's funny anyway.
Well, I've been MIA for most of the summer. I've been going through a period of change and hopefully growth as a person and an artist. I am eager to be back in the studio on a regular basis to see where this new perspective takes me. This a painting that I did at the beginning of July of one of my old ladies. She always has this mildly grumpy look and it just cracks me up!
This painting is another of my abstract pieces. I find that each one is an expression of my feelings at the moment and because each piece evolves as I paint it, an expression of the moment itself. The horizontal and vertical lines in this piece cut through the softness in the background in a very satisfying way. I liken it to taking the perfect slice out of a cake
My family went on a camping trip in January (yes, we're crazy weirdos who love to go freeze our butts off...haha) and the tide was way out when we took our beach walk. I found the tracks that the water left behind intriguing.
The final painting in a series of three depicting different facets of the Everglades ecosystem. I really enjoyed painting this one. It just fell off of my brush! I love using opposing directional qualities with my brush strokes and with the large shapes in my paintings and this one really allowed me to do just that!
I am so pleased with how this turned out! I was commissioned by a gentleman in Florida to paint three pieces that capture different facets of the Everglades ecosystem and this is the first finished painting. I have never visited the area so these paintings have really spurred me to research what the landscape looks like and the plants and animals that inhabit it. This client even went out on a speedboat in the river of grass and took a wonderful video to inspire me! It was great! I can hardly wait to begin the next piece!
"Flow" 12 x 12 inch oil on aluminum composite panel
My husband and I went on one of our "day dates"(we drop the kids at school and go do something fun) and just drove around looking for cool stuff to photograph. This is a close-up of the Dosewallips River. It is primarily glacial runoff, but it gets really huge when it rains and flattens all of the surrounding grass. I thought the colors and the "flow" were really beautiful.