Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here's Wonder land

The third in a series of three using vintage sheet music from The Sweetest Song, love poems I hand wrote from Pablo Neruda, and some pages from an old book called A Romny and Raq. It's called Wonder land and just a little bit inspired by Alice, but mostly by the idea of being full of wonder and awe from nature and all the little surprises it brings.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wonder land

I just created a new painting entitled "Wonder land" yesterday and I'm not going to post it yet, cause I wanted to show how much "wonderland' was create today with our sudden snowfall. This is the second round of snow this year, which, is definitely a treat for us in the south where it really is not typical to have significant snowfall in the winter. The most amazing thing I realize is that since I grew up with major snowfall in MI, and b&*$ched about it all the time, it is so nostalgic to have snow falling and realize how quiet it becomes as the snow builds up. We have skylights and when the snow covers them like a blanket, the whole house takes on this wonderful light, and outside, I can hardly hear the traffic on Clarendon Ave., there's almost an insulation of sound. You feel cocooned inside-and it really is an amazing feeling to feel safe, and snug and warm. K and I shared hot chocolate this afternoon and the family watched a movie at 5:30 pm. These are the things that seem so mundane, but are indeed very decadent on a Friday afternoon. Getting ready to settle down to watch the opening ceremonies of the winter olympics!

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Sweetest Song

A couple of paintings I did using a more muted and limited color palette, experimenting with pinks, reds, and all the variations in between. They came together with a bit of a struggle in that it was hard to create contrast with the tones of pinks and red. But after creating some depth with linework and some subtle burnt umber accents, the imagery emerged in a soft way that surprised me in its subtlety. Many layers of old book pages, music, patterned and textured papers, handwritten poetry (Pablo Neruda) and chinese tea papers are layered in the background.
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