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"

#23/117

Inner Peace
Acrylic painting, 12"x 12"


#20/117

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.