Monday, May 19, 2014

More wall to see

I'm amazed at the beautiful work done by the artists at Smither Park
Each panel is a work unto itself, and yet it all goes together!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Creating the wall

Here is another beautiful section of the memory wall at Smither Park in Houston.The hair on this "hare" appears  to be tines from many forks.The creativity is amazing, and so interesting to see.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Power of Love

I have been trying to paint a feeling, a desire, a dream of mine. I have a wonderful husband, a great loving family, a beautiful little home, with a porch swing, so when confronted with the question:
"What is your dream?", I had to say, I am very blessed, however, I would love to see world peace; that is my dream! I believe the only way we will have world peace, is with unconditional love for EVERYONE.  I ran across a quote by Jim Hendrix "When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, we will have world peace."  That said it all for me.....trying to paint that message was a little harder to do. This is my attempt to show Love overcoming power. The "white love" is shining with interference gold. The "dark power" is a mix of Turquoise (Phthalo), Macaceous Iron Oxide, and a tiny bit of black. Every time I look at this painting, I am reminded to be a little kinder to everyone I meet. I will do my part, how about you?


What's on my desk this week? I have been painting "Love".
It is hard painting a feeling, but not impossible. My acrylics are covered up on the left side, while I think about it. I used Soft Gel Gloss to add some texture, along with some Micaceous Oxide for the "Power". I'm in love with Golden's Phthalo Turquois, so of course I used that also. Tomorrow I will show the completed painting along with the explanation.I am using a piece of glass for a palette. Be sure to check here  on Julie's blog to see what is going on elsewhere. There is always something  new and exciting.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Little Light

This was a fun project. We needed a little more light at the dinner table.
The candle holders are made from "extras" that we had around; I love the way they turned out.
This is one way to use those heirlooms that are not
used for dining these days.