A few years ago I began painting tea bags. It turned out to be a good subject to illustrate mood using color. The shape also let me play with different minimalist compositions. I returned to a painting that was painfully close to good but unresolved. I changed the color scheme and altered the composition slightly. I’m delighted with the result. It confirms the value of perseverance. Now I’m inspired by what I learned.
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Love & Fate is an exhibit of black and white photography with insightful and unexpected interpretations. See the work, meet new artists, learn about your fate with a tarot card reading, and find new works in the Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery. You may learn a lucky secret, make a new connection, or find a gift for yourself and your Valentine.
Sometimes I don’t mind when a painting doesn’t sell because it’s such a pleasure living with it, but as soon as someone loves it too, I change my mind and want to share the pleasure if it’s company.
Check out the latest Miniscapes at the Monique Rancourt Jewelry and Artisan Gallery.
You are welcome to join me for 2 fantastic art shows this weekend
This Sunday I’ll be doing my first crafts fair fundraiser for the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation . It’s a Dicken’s theme and I made faux gingerbread houses scented with spices.
Hope you can come join in the holiday fun.
The structure of the alphabet is a great way to begin fleshing out a series and researching the sea monsters is interesting.
For the Iku-Turso, I added the Finnish submarine from WWII with the same name.
As I learned about the ocean, I found out about the terrible jelly fish problem. I thought for Ceto they would make a beautiful glow in her underwater nursery.
The Hydra is famous but I didn’t know that one of it’s defenses is it’s stinky. If you cut off one of it’s heads, it smells terrible. Smell is a sense that we miss too often in telling legends. I painted the Hydra on a beautiful day on an island before it’s gruesome end.
I have already begun a series of monster paintings where I was imagining Godzilla’s away from the classic movie. I love the image of him coming home from work after a successful day of destruction.
I also did images of him watching the morning sun.
I also painted him singing.