Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Transportation Comes in Various Forms

Transportation Comes in Various Forms
oil on canvas
9 x 12 inch

This painting was inspired by a strange combination of ideas from my own sketchbook, the painting "A Virgin" by Abbott Handerson Thayer (google it, you will love it), and also my wild imagination and thoughts on the endangerment of bees. Not that placing the bees in helium balloons would help the situation, but in my mind it works for a painting.  :)
Painted in a warm yellow palette representing the beautiful yellows found in the various species. 

It is not summer yet, but it sure feels like it here.  90's-100 here in Wichita, Kansas!  Yuck.  I don't like the heat.  Never have.  I am from the east coast and I suppose I never got used to it!

Happy rest of the week to all my blog friends and readers.

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Baby Walker and the Story Behind it.

The Baby Walker
mixed media on cradled board
8 x 10 inch

There is a gentleman who I see frequently in my neighborhood who is always with his grandbaby.  I am assuming he is a grandpa, but perhaps he is a dad or an uncle or just a friend to the sweet baby.  He is either carrying her, or pushing her in a stroller and often I hear him singing to her.  

My art studio windows face the front of our house and on a day not too long ago he passed by strolling the baby and singing to her.  His voice was so lovely.  One of these days, I will say hello and tell him that a painting inspired by him and that sweet baby girl is now hanging at Tessera Gallery.  :)

Happy weekend to you all.