As I traveled across the southwestern states between home and Texas, I was inspired by the landscapes of desert and mountains, and could not wait to get back home and paint. The colors and patterns of the indigenous peoples’ art was beautiful and gave my creative self a deeper connection to my surroundings. I could see how the artists used the fabric of Mother Nature for inspiration. I too was inspired.
I am enjoying the use of bold shapes and colors to define the essence of the scene, and the connections between the images. Do the shapes draw your eyes in? Do the colors reveal something about themselves? Do they reveal something about you? Do they evoke emotion?
A few years ago, my sister and I traveled through some National And State Parks. One of those parks was called Coral Dunes. We traveled several hours to go there, even crossing state lines. It wasn’t a very large park in comparison to others, but i loved the crisp clean dunes of coral sands as they rolled across the landscape. Sharing this experience with my sister made it extra special and one I will never forget.
This was my inspiration.
The Path of Three Sisters
In the middle of 29 Faces, I got very ill and this project was very delayed. I finished during the first week of March.
Please follow this link see my 29 faces
January I set a goal to paint 100 paintings in 2013
February I discovered 29Faces and joined
The artists of 29Faces decided to expand our connections and we created Face In The World
We got so excited about sharing art projects, we created groups to create Exquisite Corpse drawings
Some members of our groups wanted no restrictions and formed No Holds Barred (NHB) where we created Exquisite Corpse drawings with no restrictions
International Artists collaborated to create the International Collaboration on Fabric Project
29Faces expanded to June to include 29MaleFaces
Face In The World went around again and then again
I collaborated with a small group of International artists for a triple Face In the World
Encouraged by other artists, I joined Nibblefest Art Contest on eBay.
29Faces began again in September
I joined Janes40Portraits group
Decided to fill a book with selfies, did one first thing every morning for 50 days
Reached painting 100 total paintings in acrylic on canvas (since I began painting in July 2012)
Started painting with watercolors.
Reached 100 acrylic paintings (124 total for 2013) on canvas
124 acrylic Paintings
8 collaboration projects with 36 other artists from around the world
NHB members have never met. We live in Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, and United States. We know each other through our art, and our collaborations. Our members are:
Audrey Breed, Tennessee USA. Elaine Vernon Art
Selva Briceno Casas
Milo Wylde Chin, California, USA. Milo’s Art
Tammy Gulat Art, Ohio, USA. Tammy Gulat Art
Ilona Heimbockel, Germany. Ilona’s Art
Vicky Knowles, New Jersey, USA
Lizzy Love, Ontario, Canada. OddBall Art
Gina Morley, England, UK
Joy Redington, Oregon, USA
Sandra Sherman, Queensland, Australia
Penny Stewart, California, USA
Manon Visser, England, UK. Manon Popjes
Lydia Puente Harris, Lydia’s Blog
Each one of us has a unique and wonderful array of talents and experiences. Together we have found a connection that is like roots spreading through the soul of our art; supporting, encouraging, and delighting in our mutual pursuits.
One of the most interesting things for me, is my connection to social media and how it influences my work, my knowledge, and my growth as an artist. The people I’ve encountered, without ever having met them face to face, influence and inspire me every day. I get to share my ideas and the steps of my journey with these wonderful artists, as well as with my friends and my family as a result of social media sites such as this one, Facebook, twitter, and other blogs. I am grateful for the connections I continue to make.
For your viewing, here are a few examples of my work this year.
As always, thanks for visiting and looking at my art. I hope you will visit again soon.