Saturday, April 30, 2016

Remembrance of a Summer Walk

A few things collected from my morning walks: heart-shaped rocks and a bird's feather combined with a handmade amber bottle from Jury Smith's Bottle and Bowl collection.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Blueberries and Pussywillow


Love this sweet little poem by Aileen Fisher:

Pussy Willows
Close your eyes
And do not peek
And I'll rub Spring
Across your cheek...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Subtleties of Green

I loved painting this little pear and all of its imperfections. It served to remind me of the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic. Finding beauty in imperfection and accepting life's impermanence is such a beautiful concept. Nothing lasts. Nothing is finished. Nothing is perfect.

Happy painting!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Study in Gray

It is a cool and cloudy day here, so this painting is very low key. It is a still life of mostly found things. After a recent thunderstorm, I found this little nest blown from our pine tree. Fortunately, all of its occupants were grown and gone. I've had the dove's feather for a while. I stumbled across it on one of my morning walks, and Mark found the old glass bottle for me. It was filled with dirt, but it washed up nicely. The little egg is the only non-found item. I used a reference photo taken of a nest in our holly tree a few years ago. I'm attaching it for you. If you would like, please feel free to paint it or use it as a reference.

I hope you're having a great week! Happy painting!