This series is based on photographs I took while driving on Independence Pass in the fall. You know that happy feeling when the world outside your car window is just a blur and you're with the people you love and all is right with the world? I hope so. Photography, watercolor, colored pencil on 8x10" metalized cardstock.
I had the distinct privilege of participating in a Project Wild training today through Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Denver. I met some great educators and CPW folks, learned a bunch, and even got a certificate. The great outdoors and the wise conservation thereof is very dear to my heart, and I am excited to incorporate those elements into the Woodland Park Parks and Rec Art Camps this summer!
I became enchanted by Matisse this month, especially his latter works which were mainly gouache-painted paper cuttings. This is my head nod and salute to him, imagining what he may have created, had he ever visited Colorado and been intrigued by our wildlife. 16x20" acrylic-painted, cut, and collaged Arches paper. These pieces were made and included in Cottonwood's Pure Color, Bright Light -- Works Inspired by Henri Matisse show. And finally, a quote from ol' Henri himself: "What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or disturbing subject matter, an art which could be for every...
These pieces are base on morphotypes that have been found in Castle Rock, Colorado. I was fascinated by them and responded by zhuzhing them up with some layers and color. Acrylic, colored pencil, digital, on 8x10" vellum and photo paper.
The first in this series, "Blinky Blue" was accepted recently into the Color Block Blinky Palermo-inspired show at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. The show continues until February 27. Acrylic/digital on 8"x10" photographic paper.