Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Follow Your Heart

This was part of a dream that I had one night that keep me awake for some time. It's about following your own heart, and not being afraid to be yourself no matter what anyone else tells you. Your heart knows what to do. All you have to do is listen to it. 

Special Delivery Valentines Card

This was an image that came to me as I lay awake one night thinking about Valentines I came up with this. Doesn't everyone want to imagine their valentines card delivered in this fashion? 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Old Bitterroot Apple Tree

In the Studio

This is a tree that my family and I pass by on a road up to our hikes at Blogett Canyon in the summertime. I love this classic landmark in the Bitterroot Valley. I hope that through this painting even when this tree no longer stays standing that it will be a memory embedded in our minds forever.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Oak Lino Print

This Lino Print was made after my favorite tree, the oak. This is the first in what I hope to be of many lino prints that I want to make. Very fun and extremely consuming of time. Maybe that is why I liked it so much though. The oak tree to me is a symbol of strength. Seems strange that one of the strongest woods in the world can produce such a beautiful and delicate leaf and seed. I love the way that acorns look with their little tops like little beanie caps. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Feather of Courage and Hope

This was a feather that I made up thinking of my father and step father both recently diagnosed with cancer. One of them decided to do Chemo Therapy the other did not. The colors to me are symbolic of courage and hope. The dots are symbolic of white and red blood cells, needed to recover from this terrible disease. Through painting and prayer I have courage and hope that they will pull through this. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Fall Harvest Illustrations

"Carrot Harvest Study"

"Potato Harvest Study"

"Beet Harvest Study"

All these studies are available in my etsy shop as a set of 3 originals, not prints for $40, free shipping within the United States!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Apple Harvest Paintings

These were some fun little mixed media harvest studies that I did this past fall using archival mixed media paper, watercolor, and an old recipe found in a book from the early 1950's printed in green ink. I love the way that they turned out!