Beyond the Window

beyond-the-window-smI started the year off kind of slow, feeling creatively blocked with my art, and not really motivated to pick up a paintbrush.  I finally just got out a canvas and started throwing paint around, and painted two strange ladies that looked half-fish, half-fairy.  I wish I had taken a photo of them, but they just weren’t working for me, and eventually I painted over them and came up with this.  It’s quite a bit different than my usual look, but I’m kind of intrigued by the end result.

If you look closely at the bottom of the second tree, just below the branches, you can see the face that was once one of the fish-fairies.  There are two eyes still visible in the trunk of the tree.  One of the cool things about these multi-layered paintings!

Catching Up… way up!

Has it really been six months since I posted any art?  I actually had a very productive, artsy summer, creating several large canvases that now adorn my walls.  In fact, I’m beginning to run out of wall space.  I guess I got so busy creating I completely forgot to blog!

I love, love, LOVED Flora Bowley’s Bloom True class.  It inspired most of the art I did this summer.  It began with this one, another multi-layered, BIG (36×36) canvas:


Followed by this… another BIG 36×36 canvas:


And yet another big 36×36:


I also did a couple of smaller canvases.  I decided to try some animals for a change…


And then went abstract…


In July I even taught my first art journal class for kids!  It was a lot of messy fun on a way-too-crinkly tarp (I will definitely invest in a softer, quieter tarp before I ever do it again).


I think that’s most of what I’ve been up to, at least through the end of 2015.