Friday, November 23, 2012

Solstice 6

This is the final piece in the series I titled Solstice. I wanted to explore the astronomical influence of the suns position in relation to some forms of nature, namely these branches and leaves. How different these branches would appear if we were approaching the longest day of the year, rather than the shortest. Also, how time is passing, so fleeting, and I want to recognize that too.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Solstice 5

I changed my palette for the shadows in this; wanting to create more warmth. I am enjoying the looseness with which these pieces were painted; I was without expectations and I love how that felt! I feel grateful for the loving support of my friends and family and hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Solstice 4

These paintings are part of an invitational holiday show atDeBlois Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island. There will be something for everyone, and I'm sure these whimsical paintings will quickly find a home!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Solstice 3

I wanted a bit of shimmer so added a gold gouache in areas that would be later painted over in oil. 8x8 on panel, part of a series of 6.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Solstice 2

I set up the branches and leaves, looking closely at the shadows, then worked in a more intuitive way to place forms, deciding where the lights and darks would be most effective in the overall composition.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Solstice 1

A series of abstract leaves using acrylic, metallic gouache and oil paint, these are 8x8 on panel.