This is a mixed media/collage painting that I completed a few days ago. The transparent image of the house you see is from a photo my husband took several months before the house burned to the ground on or very close to halloween. The house was decrepit and abandoned and looked so out of place in its setting that we just had to stop and photograph it from every angle. Now when I go past the place where it use to stand, it looks as if the house never existed. There's just a huge sad, empty spot there.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Time Stands Still
I participated in the craft fair today and I did very well. People really liked my stuff, especially the sand dollar necklaces; I sold quite a few of those. The fair only lasted for three hours and I had such a good experience. Both my sisters were with me and that made it so much more enjoyable. The above painting is another tea stained watercolor of an abandoned house. There are many of those in this province.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The stores are filled with Christmas trees and decorations. Christmas commercials are playing on tv and it's zero degrees outside now. So...I thought I would post this watercolor painting of a Christmas scene. Although there is no visible sign of anything Christmas in the painting, that's what I think of when I look at it. I don't have this painting anymore because a very good friend of mine saw it and fell in love with it, so I gave it to her last year for Christmas. I do think it is time to do another little painting like this. Toasty warm in my studio, with carols playing softly in the background, I will paint a beautiful little Christmas scene just for me.
Friday, November 09, 2007
This is a painting of a lighthouse in Bonavista. I used pen and ink with a sepia colored wash. I'm busy getting ready for a craft show next week. Although it's only a small show I'm feeling nervous because it's my first one. I'll be offering my jewelry for sale as well as my sand dollar necklaces. I'd like to create some small mixed media pieces and offer those too. I'm making sure that I will be ready days in advance so I'm not running around in a panic the day of the show. I'm trying not to have any expectations, good or bad. I'm creating a simple display to showcase my work...something festive.