Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Autumn of my heart

Last Weekend I participated in Greenville Open Studios for the first time and I am happy to report it went very well. This is one of the larger piece that I sold. It is 40"x30". At first I did not consider this painting finished. But because I had been away from it for over a month, I decided to hang it on my living room wall and wait for feedback. Often time less developed work get just as much positive feedback. At least four people were interested in this piece. I am thankful there are lovely human beings to encourage me forward on my journey as an artist. I can be so critical. It's quite inspiring and freeing to experience what others see and feel about my work.   Thank you Greenville !

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On the Bridge of Life

The little girl in the painting is someone I know. I snapped her picture as we crossed the bridge. It is a rendition of the Greenville Liberty bridge, a pedestrian bridge which overlook the Reedy river fall.
I saw myself in the little girl and perhaps you will to. It's about one's own unique path and journey into higher consciousness...

Falls Cottage

Falls Cottage is located on Main Street, Greenville, a few steps from my studio. Early Spring the pink blooming tree is simply magical. It was the first large painting I completed after my husband Guy passed away in 2013. It recently went to live in Maryland with a lovely lady. I had a lot of fun figuring out this one. It taught me so much. For several days I lost myself in it and then we found each other.

The Journey of Soul

This painting has connections to my early childhood dreams as well as Greenville scenery. From my studio I could see the bridge (outlined in light green) and the two crepe myrtles. Of course, I took a lot of liberties. I am very much drawn to the enchanted and dreamlike imageries.

Main Street Bridge, Greenville

I have been in my downtown Greenville Studio since 2006. I am leaving at the end of this month. Moving on to new adventures that will also include paint brushes and canvas.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Yesterday I participated in the event “Flat out under pressure” here in Greenville. It means the artist has 24 hours to complete a piece of art. We get our blank piece stamped on Friday around 10 am and have to return the completed piece on Saturday between 9 and 11 am.  Because of the way I paint I thought I better have two canvas, we are allowed to do that. We only can turn in one finished piece though.
It was a very tough day for me. I was not even in the zone where painting is actually fun and uplifting. When I feel that way, I cannot tell whether I like the painting or not. I was exhausted feeling and stretched out psychologically. But somehow I made it through the day. I worked on one canvas and ended up painting another Daisies and Dandelions. I call this one Flowers from heaven.
When my son Nathan came home last night I was happy. We went out to eat and I forgot all about the painting. He even complimented the piece, which is rare for him.  After dinner I worked on it for three more hours. In all I worked on it for about 10 hours. I was happy when I woke up this morning all refreshed and much more neutral towards my piece. So here she is : Flowers from heaven

Friday, May 1, 2015

Daisies and Dandelions

I painted this image last week. It was quite intuitive, given the fact that I flew to Quebec the day after I completed it, to attend a memorial service. It is there, I first fell in love with daisies and dandelions, at the tender age of two. I am excited about this new painting, it has an ethereal quality. I plan on doing a series with a similar approach.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dogwood and Wisteria

Well it has to be some of my favorite things about living in South Carolina: Dogwood and Wisteria. Every Spring I derive so much delight from the flowering trees. There is a little white house on my street with 7 or 8 dogwood trees in front. It's a little wonderland. I don't know about you, but if I was a fairy, that's where I'd want to be.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Blooming trees transform Greenville into a fairy land

Had so much fun painting this red bud tree last week. I sat right outside my studio to do it.Good thing too. With all the rain we have been receiving, the lavender blooms were quickly replaced by lovely heart shaped leaves.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Autumn you always speak to my heart

I am so drawn to light and color. Every Fall and Spring I find myself communicating with colors. As I connect with the colors and forms, gently their music is played upon my heart. I am now parting with my Autumn painting. It is going to live in Australia. Occasionally a viewer makes such a connection with a piece that it touches deep cords upon their heart. And that is a very joyful occurrence for an artist.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oh yellow bells you make me smile

Last week it rained most of the week here in Greenville. But every day, from my kitchen window, I could see this gorgeous luminous bush. Finally Saturday the sun showed up and I painted my friend the yellow bell bush to show my gratitude.

In the Forest I find myself

All forms of Art fascinate me. From dance to acting, creative writing to photography and painting to sculpture. Traveling has filled me with renewed enthusiasm.The Light is what I am most drawn to and this is why I paint: I strive to express the light I experience within. This blog is about my journey onward as an artist and HUman being.