|Acrylics, magazine images, handmade paper on stretched canvas, 12x12"|
This painting was on my studio table when it collapsed a couple weeks ago. I finished it this week in addition to the one below. This one is 12 x 12 inches, the lower one 6 x 6 inches.
The bird painting began, as many of my pieces do, as a substrate to catch all the leftover paint on my palette. This strategy seems to work for me; I often like the results of these on-the-fly pieces better than the original paintings -- but not in this case. I like these two equally.
|Acrylics, magazine image, handmade paper on stretched canvas, 6x6"|
My friend's question was also about whether I have any particular plans for artmaking this winter. My response is no, not entirely. I do want to keep painting in line with my recent work, which I'm enjoying creating in addition to loving the finished paintings. In February, though, I'll be taking Jane Davies' 100 Drawings on Cheap Drawing Paper online class, which I'm looking forward to.
In other news ~ I ran across a very beautiful, very poignant article this week about the mother wound, which most women in our culture have operating in their psyches to one degree or another...that very wound that I spent this past summer healing. Here's the article -- highly recommended.
This week's giveaway is another -- the last -- set of Jinhao fountain pens, medium nib.
To enter the drawing, either leave me an email here, or include your email address in the body of your comment to this post. I'll do a drawing on Wednesday December 2 and I'll email the winner directly. Don't hesitate to enter; your chances of winning are excellent.
If you're in the U.S., I hope you have a lovely, peaceful, safe Thanksgiving. And I wish the rest of you a lovely, peaceful and safe week. Thank you all for reading. Blessings to you.