Tag Archive | blue

Irises

My recent burst of inspiration resulted in some fun work in glow, mostly pretty light-hearted. It was a gray rainy day, too, and the filtered light and overcast skies resulted in creating some sunshine on canvas.

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“Irises” 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas w/glow

This one results in a bright “moonlight” silhouette when charged.

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“Irises” charged and glowing.

Spring flowers haven’t bloomed in the garden quite yet, but they bloom in my studio. 🙂

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The Return of Inspiration

I haven’t been as artistically productive this year as I had hoped to be, but when inspiration struck I was ready, and that made quite a lot of difference for artistic ease and general quality of life. I’m glad you stuck around! There’s more to come…

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Emotion and Reason

"Emotion and Reason"  24" x 36" acrylic on canvas w/ceramic details and glow 2012

“Emotion and Reason” 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas w/ceramic details and glow 2012

“Emotion and Reason” is a piece of work that straddles changes in style, palette, materials, and inspiration. It was painted at a point in my life when the chaos of getting through menopause was wreaking havoc in my relationships, personally and professionally, and much of my experience of attempting to create order and make sense of it was complicated by the emotional side of my experience. Through it all, I had the support of my partner, who exists more on the rational side of life than the overtly emotional, contrasting my own experience at that time which listed far toward the emotional side. This painting is inspired by our shared experience of life and love – and of emotion and reason. (It’s also not for sale, being in the private collection of my partner.)

Detail of "Emotion and Reason"

Detail of “Emotion and Reason”

This piece is also lovely when charged, and shot in dim light (or darkness).

"Emotion and Reason" glowing

“Emotion and Reason” glowing

What About My Heart?

"What About My Heart?" 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas with glow. Painted for "Blue Shirt Day" 2014

“What About My Heart?” 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas with glow. Painted for “Blue Shirt Day” 2014

Yesterday, I painted “What About My Heart” for “Blue Shirt Day” a World Bullying Prevention day, showing solidarity and standing opposed to bullying. Please treat people well. When you see someone being treated badly, please make a point of objecting. It’s that easy. Here’s a relevant website, for resources.

Today is World Bullying Prevention day. It’s ‘Blue Shirt Day’ for Stomp Out Bullying(.org).  Bullying is no joke, and people are hurt by it’s callousness and brutality every day.  If you see it, stop it; words are enough. Bullies function because people aren’t ‘calling foul’ on their bad acts. Today is a good day to make a point of calling it out when you see it, and saying it’s not okay. Today is a good day to set an example; be the change you wish to see in the world.  Teach Wheaton’s Law – it’s a great starting point for treating others well.  The Four Agreements, too, teach us all we could ever need to know about treating each other well.  We have all the resources in the world to build a culture that discourages bullying.  Please take time to do what you can, yourself, in your family and in your community, to send a message that bullying is not okay.

If it can be said that ‘it stops being funny when someone gets hurt’, then I suggest it isn’t funny in the first place. Please help end bullying, every day.