Friday, August 22, 2014

the silent shore

Summer has absolutely flown by this year and I have so much to share with you! I've been totally consumed with finishing up this big commission - my largest painting ever and quite a challenge to wrap up and ship! I breathed a big sigh of relief after dropping it off to be crated and freighted out to Minneapolis, and resolved to spend a few days solely catch up on important life stuff like organizing my studio, editing photos, sharing new work I've made on the side and laying in the sun doing absolutely nothing.

Here is a piece I finished earlier this month, an ode to the dusky rose hues creeping up on us slightly earlier each warm summer evening…

"The Silent Shore" (2014)
12"x36" mixed media painting on canvas

As usual it's impossible to convey the amount of layers and textures in this piece and how the gentle purples and blues fade into the rough "rocks" of nails, screws, dyed cardboard and paper, but here are some of the details…

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