Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tropical Treat


I spent this very cold day here in New England on a visual journey to the tropics,  a design for the door exiting a tanning room.  We'll be happily hunkering in tonight to welcome the New Year.  My best to you and yours for 2015!


Monday, December 29, 2014

A Prince Among Dogs

We lost our wonderful oversized sheltie "Rudy", just this past July at the age of 14.  He was truly a Prince among dogs, we named him after Rudolph Valentino, because he was such a lover boy.  He was the most engaging creature, full of play, handsome, great with other dogs, and devoted to watching over his humans.

He would never get very far away without turning back to check, I loved doing the "lost and found " of the white parts of his fur against the snow, and visually remembering my beautiful boy....

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holy Cow!

I love to give a smile with my work, and I love coming back to do another of this series.  I had my first encounter with cows at a family farm in Maine.  I loved the soft light and earthy smell of the barn, and the gentle solid nature of the cows.  Their anatomy is both very angular, and then rounded in some places, with so many different colors and patterns, and they almost always seem to group together in a social way.

I also have been fascinated with the ornament and content of religious icon paintings...
 So far I have done a small Holy Cow screen, a gemstone and glass mosaic, a three dimensional flying Holy Cow of armature wire, metal mesh, handmade papers, and glass beads,  and two additional paintings of a "Madonna" cow and calf ,  and Holy Calf.   This is "Holy Cow VI" , an 8"x10" mixed media painting on a metallic copper ground, done in water soluable colored pencils, acrylic moulding paste, and acrylic paints.

Holy Cow folks, truth is often stranger than fiction....