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Monday, June 25, 2012

Thank you, Onesiphorus!

I picked up my paintings today at the Chambersburg Hospital gallery spaceHappily, I sold several pictures!!  Lately, self doubt had set up camp in my mind artistically speaking and I definitely needed some refreshingHere's my Onesiphorus (Dr. Brown) holding one of his new pieces.  (See 1Timothy 1:16)

Let's find ways to encourage each other as we walk life's path. You never know who might need the refreshing a kind word can bring.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Refreshing, Renewing, Rickett's Glen

Lake Jean at Rickett's Glen State Park

How can you feel angry or unhappy when you look at the gentle, peaceful beauty of the water lilies on Lake Jean? 
The Glens Natural Area-- Falls Trail

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Work in Progress

Here are the two oil paintings I've been working on this week.  They both need a lot more done to them, but I thought you could see them develop this way.  

I'm going to take along acrylics and pastels to Rickett's Glenn.  I will miss my oils, but I think it will work out better for me.

Oil Paintings from May

These two oil paintings got honorable mention in the Franklin County Show.  The one above I call "Reflect the Heart".  It was started last summer at the Chesapeake Bay and the one on the right is called "Sacred".  It is of Sarah at Rickett's Glen and I wanted it to be about how we are all treasured and sacred.  

BTW--- I take off for my beloved Rickett's Glenn in 3 days!!!!!

Mixed Media Piece--- Primeval

This piece won first in mixed media for me at the Franklin County Art Alliance Show last week.  It was a collagraph print that I flipped over, sewed on, and drew on with graphite.  It was interesting how the graphite picked up the embossed texture of the collagraph print.  I used different colored thread in my sewing machine in mostly neutral colors.  Overall image size is about 16 by 20. 

 This is another collagraph print with stitching that I call "Cross Circuit".  I used the sewing to add small torn bits from other prints.  It reminded me of a circuit board from electronics and also the orderliness and perfection of God's grace in the midst of chaos.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My First Adventure of the Summer!!

 -- Not exactly Dancing with the Stars, but Dot had this idea to interact with the big murals at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City.    The Borgata had this amazing Chihuly glass.

Of course the Boardwalk was "interesting".
 I think this would make a cool painting with bright colors and human shapes walking around aimlessly.

We took a day trip to Cape May and stopped to see "Lucy" on the way home.

 I had a relaxing time and stored away many ideas for art work.  I also got to watch the women's collegiate softball world series.  Roll Tide!!!!  Thank you friends for a wonderful time!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Walk in the Light

My new artist statement: 

In my art I am trying to somehow transcend the physical and glimpse the spiritual.  Visual art expresses what words cannot.  Many of my works are meant to be contemplative.  They speak to the gap between spirituality and our human understanding. This is what draws me to my subject matter. I believe art emanates from the Creator.  It's bigger than ourselves.  My art is part of my spiritual journey-- like a prayer you can see.