Nov 30, 2017

A Celebration of Mushrooms


celebration of mushrooms

even though it is like this:


I did find one mushroom growng the other day

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Nov 27, 2017

Little Friend


Usually I look at my art, during the sketch 
or when it is complete
and 
something comes to me,

something about what it is about.

You know, the little things I write under my paintings. 
A small blip of prose, 
just enough to ignite your imagination 
so that you can make it your own. 

 This time, all I have is:

little friend

Do you have something more?

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Nov 16, 2017

Nov 13, 2017

Pure Earth


so fun to work with gold leaf, imitation that is

laid this in the snow
attempting to get the colors true
pretty close

these seem like planets
pure and lovely
or 
gems

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Nov 8, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Cookie


in honor of my dear friend Kim
I attempted to paint her in an ethereal 
starry, sparkly, other worldly, magical state
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(unfortunately the scan does not show how sparkly this is. The bronze color is gold leaf and so pretty)

before the background, which do you like best?:

a couple of years ago she crossed over
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she had a couple of nick names

while growing up together she was: Jade Lady
as she had a fondness for green
others called her: Cookie

when my son was born we called her:
Auntie Cookie


it was a bit emotional and deeply heartfelt experience to do art of her
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Wednesday is:
and Michael chose the theme:
cookies
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Nov 7, 2017

Alpine Waters

jewel painting
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with gold leaf
watercolor ground
and 
paints
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(again, wish I could share the sparkly gold and richness of colors)

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Nov 6, 2017

Magic Mushrooms


a new kind of magic mushrooms

decked in gold leaf and watercolors
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she shares about her art
and bussiness.
In one post she shows how to use cold leaf and watercolor grounds. 
I tried her technique with this mushroom piece.
So much fun. 
But with both photography or scanning I can not capture the beauty of the gold shimmering,
accurate colors, I guess do to all the texture that is created. 
Stephanie also shares an article about how she captures real life images of her art. 

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I am enjoying being a patron of hers.
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Nov 4, 2017

Sentries


they stood true
her sentries
among the wild weaving weedy seeds
 her protectors
fungi who are from the underworld
and the heavens
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snow has arrived
days are cold
nights even colder
pretty sure this snow is here for the season
so pretty under the light of the big moon
 at night

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Nov 3, 2017

Fungi Sentries


they stood true
her sentries
among the wild weaving weedy seeds
her protectors
fungi who are from the underworld
and the heavens

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looking out my windows
the world is white
snow clad forest
like sugar snow pours from the sky
it is no longer 
a colorful autumn world

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Nov 2, 2017

Auction for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief


This morning I added this painting
to an auction for Puerto Rico.

There is only one day left to the auction
so good chance it can be bought for a low price. 

It is a good cause:

Link:
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