Monday, December 9, 2013

Dove #24/117

My dove #24/117 is called ...and There Was Peace on Earth Ever Since
Acrylic painting, 9"x 12"


Inner Peace
Acrylic painting, 12"x 12"


All Covered with Love
Acrylic painting, 14"x 11"

Dove 19/117

Just peeking in to See that Everything Is OK. 
This an 8"x 8" acrylic painting.

dove # 18/117

Oh, How I Love This Planet and Its Living Beings is 318/117 in my Tribute to the Boston Marathon 2013 series.
Acrylic painting,12"x 9".

dove #11/117

This dove painting is called A Moment of Peace on Earth.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

the garden of light, 15/117

I have wanted to do this painting for a long time; I even have a few starts of it. It is inspired by my favorite Finnish artist, Hugo Simberg.
When I was a child, we had an old-fashioned Google called an encyclopedia. Under “F” were stories of the Finnish Golden Age artists. I was in awe looking at those pages, so amazing the paintings and prints looked to me (they still do.) I was strangely drawn to a print by Hugo Simberg called The Garden of Death.

Why I was fascinated by this etching, I still cannot explain. There was something silly about skeletons watering weird plants and one of them even smiling at you. I also loved the fine lines the etching was drawn with.
More than thirty years has past since I first thought about painting an image that has the same composition, yet is full of light. Today I finally finished a version of it called The Garden of Light.