Summer trips took us coast to coast this summer. Always a sucker for a good flower photo I tried something new this year looking from the inside of the plant out…a bit tricky when thorns are involved!
Virginia Knock-Out Roses
California Figs & Succulents
New York Million Bells
North Carolina Smoke Plant
I mentioned in an earlier post that I am participating in an online course by Alena Hennessy called A Year of Painting. I thought that since June marks our half way through the year mark I would do a gallary of my paintings.
Alena has done a great job of inspiring, pacing and opening up the class up creatively to new ideas and for me new mediums and surfaces. I have enjoyed the intuitive approach she presents and her supportive nature.
Here are my samples from the past six months…
2) playing with ink & paint
4) soul collage
5) magic faces
6) glitter love bomb
7) botanical beauty
8) animal spirit guide
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
I am continuing a study of color that started last month with a pop of red.
This time it I am feeling blue!
One of my all time favorite colors…I love everything from the sea to the sky.
looking up has always been fun to find the blue blanket that wraps around us
blue accents are always alluring
from nature to architecture blue is always a calming but dramatic touch
go and be blue!
I will be participating in an art show here in Northern Virginia and would love to get the word out to the community that this event is happening. It is a night filled with art from 7pm – 10pm you can take in a juried art exhibit (purchase the art!), poetry reading storytelling and theatrical perfomers ….and there’s wine!
It all supports the Fairfax County organization: Our Daily Bread, which provides help to struggling residents int he Fairfax County area.
It will be May 2, 7-10pm at the Sherwood Center in Fairfax City
I just finished up a great workshop where we played with wax and created encaustic pieces here are a few:
Collage and texture
You are on My Mind
Blowing in the wind
Lady Vi & James
Work in progress -playing with texture and color…..