Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Surreal Paintings

Here is a new painting on the subject of Tree Mother, which I have been compelled to explore recently. I am painting in a different, more direct way straight from my intuition rather than a model. This one is larger than the two following, 18x24" I think.
 Here is a smaller one 5x7" oil on cradled wood panel, as is the one that follows.
I have also been working on a bust sculpture of Psyche (which is who this is by the way!)

It is so much fun to play around with paint and color without trying to capture a likeness because it loosens me up and allows me to experiment, which in turn helps my portrait work to improve. Sometimes it feels like I am going in a million directions with my work, but it all relates, I swear!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Women's art show in Vermont

I am very excited to be taking part in group show along with some very talented artists! Here is the info:

Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Women's Show - Opening March 4, 2011

Above is my newest piece - Nest: What I am Gently Holding
Like all of my work, this one has literal and symbolic meaning for me. Of course I am a mother so, the literal is obvious =) Also it is about the aspects of oneself that are fragile and still growing. It is sometimes frustrating to wait for something to manifest in our lives, but it helps to think of it as a little seed or tiny baby that needs nurturing and patience to flower. We must be gentle with ourselves as we would be to an infant.