It's been a month or so since I grabbed my brushes and just let my watercolors run free. I took a day to really relax and enjoy the possibilities on my canvas. At the moment, I am enamored with the sculptor August Rodin. The flow and ease of his pieces has inspired me to take those silhouettes and capture the same feel on a watercolor piece. This was inspired by "Pygmalion and Galatea" by Rodin found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
With the return to normalcy in a post covid world, I have taken more time to create new pieces. This work in progress piece is definitely a labor of love. Using both LEDs and EL WIRE, I am planning on installing a mirror like piece in the center to capture those beams of light and to illusions of a mirror. I will keep you posted on the final product!
I bought black watercolor paper a few months ago, in hopes to grow as an artist. While I have only created a few paintings, I am enjoying the results especially with my metallic watercolors. Here's a space inspired piece I painted. I am thoroughly excited for this journey!
Watercolor painting inspired by Rodin’s “Pygmalion and Galatea” statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC!
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In a effort to push myself out of the style that I am fond of, today’s challenge was flowers in an abstract setting. I was surprised at both the layers of colors and use of mixed paints I used with ease. It turned out even better than I imagined it and only showed me to try outside of my comfort zone. It’s still me with the metallic flair after all. I hope to do more of these in the future.
Continuing on my path of paintings inspired by pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, today’s inspiration is “Clytie” statue by William Henry Rinehart. Putting her greens, greys and silver with her standing in deep thought off right. This piece was a lesson in patience and learning to not overwork the paint.
Following on my electroluminescent vibe, I decided to create a lighthearted whimsical piece that includes recycled wood, wire, EL wire, and heat shrink tubing. I am putting finishing touches on this piece and hope to show off the final product soon. Stay Tuned!
Letting my mind fly free, I made this abstract watercolor painting over a few days. Adding each element and developing each layer helps break the need for perfection. Of course, what painting isn’t magical with out the touch of metallics!
Over the past year, I have been devoting my time to charity. Through New York Cares, I was able to volunteer at everything from soup kitchens, to meal/food delivery for Seniors, to gardening on Governors Island, to packing kits for homeless. Of all the activities I’ve done, volunteering leaves me with a sense of calm, fulfillment and gives me a look the best of humanity in my community. I can’t wait to continue this act of giving.
On March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day for all the females who made a difference. I pay homage to all those firecrackers with a painting in my Female Silhouette Series that highlights women being the SUN, the light and warmth the world needs. Painted with delicate watercolors, we are reminded she is delicate yet fiery. How do you celebrate those women in your life that made a difference?
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