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Monday, December 27, 2010

Rainforest Lily Pads

I've always loved pond lilies and lily pads. They evoke a feeling of peace, quiet and a pretend world. This painting is mainly in watercolor, but the area of the lily pads are in paper collage and acrylic paint. For paintings like this, I'm having difficulty photographing them because the texture of the raised collage area is lost. I guess the viewer has to imagine the texture!
If you click on the painting, then use the magnifying "plus sign" to further magnify the painting, you can get a sense of the texture.

Monday, December 13, 2010

September 11th Feelings

In September, I was touched once again by the sorrow of the 9/11 experience and got to thinking about my response. Feelings of sadness, of loss, of terror, of the senseless loss of life and wounding that continues, even as the years go by, somehow has to all be dealt with. As war rages on in the Middle East, as mistrust continues, we have to start building bridges of understanding and of hope for peace. My response was this painting: "Out of Destruction, Hope Rises". It is in acrylic on canvas with oriental paper and gold foil collage.