When you plop a bouquet of freshly cut, amazingly fragrant lilacs into a vase and get ready to paint it, the temptation is to start right in on the blooms. I have found though, that consideration of the leaves and branches is vital to the overall appeal of the composition and the subsequent success of the painting. The subtle turns and arched extensions of the greens are like the arms and legs of a modern dancer, it's where the yearning and maybe even the tension lay.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Whenever I see an egret fly overhead, it takes my breath away...and somehow brings me a sense of contentment and safety. For me the egret’s flight is a sign from The Universe that all is well. And so, the egret makes a magical appearance in my new children’s book. Link in navigation bar.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
When I was little, my favorite part of being read to, was looking at the pictures in the story. If the pictures had little animals or bugs hidden in the drawings, I was over the moon. So it goes without saying that I had lots of fun putting lots of little fun friends in my illustrations for ‘Seven Circles of Light-How They Were Born and What They Became’ ...my first children’s book - out soon!
Sunday, May 17, 2020
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Saturday, May 16, 2020
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I find it pretty astounding that all the different colors of the rainbow come from white light. Additionally, all the colors can be reabsorbed by white light, but one color cannot be absorbed by another color. They remain separate. That is the underlying notion in my new children's book, Seven Circles of Light: How They Were Born and What They Became. It proposes a delightful and imaginative explanation of why we humans can feel so connected to each other at times, even though we walk on separate paths.
(Oh... almost forgot - Isaac Newton made the discovery in 1672.)