Wednesday, January 20, 2010


transformation...finished!  i love when i finish a piece. 
such a feeling of completion! 

Life is a transformation from the moment we are born to the moment we die.  It is a series of changes, of growth, of wisdom.  The swan symbolizes change, beauty and grace and is an emblem of the beauty and purity of light, both solar and lunar.  In this piece, the trees represent the family, both maternal and paternal.  The branches envelop the swan as she forges her path.  They are there to provide her strength and balance, day and night....always.

the lyrics are by paul simon...from father and daughter...per request of client.

created on wood with acrylics, colored pencils, paper punches, watercolor pencils, glitter paint, liquid pencil, embossing powder, stamps, distress inks, tissue paper, stencils, pearls, fresco flakes, india ink and gold leaf.

Monday, January 18, 2010

layers layers layers

my next step is to layer. i have added stamps, (sorry for the photo, but the stamping didn't show well) stencilling, paper punch outs, tissue paper, fresco flakes, and more acrylic paint. still more to go.


continuing to work on Transformation.  this is the color blocking step. i use watercolor pencils, colored pencils, liquid pencil and very very sheer acrylic paint to start blocking in colors.
much more to come...

Saturday, January 9, 2010


this is a commissioned piece i am working on.  i call it transformation because it is about the growth of a baby girl into a woman.  swans represent transformation, they are a symbol of beauty and grace. they are also an emblem of the beauty and purity of light, both solar and lunar.

step one: woodburning

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year, New Work

The Art House is having a traveling sketchbook gallery.  It is a library of sorts.  check them out here: My assigned theme is: An Elephant in the Room.  While I was tempted to create a cover and send in my sketchbook blank, creating my own elephant in the room, i decided that was a cop out.  So in one day and ten messy fingers later, I made my pages.  Since my time was so limited, I just had fun and do what i do best...paint!
my pages:

the Sketchbook Project will be in Brooklyn from February 19-21, 2010 at
303 Grand
303 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Go and check out all the other sketchbooks and themes, it promises to be a tactile experience!