The latest endeavor to capture inspiration is called White Lotus. My 18 year old son has made music using electronic software since he was 10. I find his style changes as he matures and his latest personal cd was magical. One track in particular inspired me to paint this white lotus on a green lily pad. I could see in my mind’s eye the blue water rippling in the sunlight creating small waves by the white lotus.
I find depending on the music my paintings reveal what state of mind I am in. I’m very happy with this simple painting. It shows the calm inner feeling I was experiencing while painting this piece. Hope you like it, thanks for viewing.
Be The Water was inspired by the iconic Kung Fu master Bruce Lee. Though I’ve never seen a Bruce Lee movie, I was taken by his style and charisma with a video I saw on YouTube. In this video he speaks of how water is formless. When you put water in a glass it becomes the glass. I’ll let his own words tell you.
As you know I enjoy abstract and water is easily created conveyed with fluid brush strokes. Blending long sweeps of greens, yellows and white to give the impression of flowing water. The paint was acrylic and I wanted to give a modern feel and added the words “be the water”, a play on Bruce Lee’s own words.
Feeling like summer is coming on I felt the need to create this blue floral painting last week. As you can see from the photo below, the design is more of an abstract implying these are flowers. I find it is the colors that attract me to painting and not so much the subjects. Confession time, I also enjoy the gelatinous feeling of the paint being smeared around on the canvas with soft bristles of the paint brush.
The small gray or teal features are for accents. They could be leaves or fallen petals of other flowers. That is up to you to decide.
Shown on leggings from my Lasgalen Arts Redbubble store below. There you will find this beautiful painting on home decor items, various print options, cell phone cases as well as more fashionable clothing options.
My favorite time of the year is fall. Perhaps because I love change and become excited in the changes found in nature with each season. The cooler days, different smells from the forest and cooking with gourds gives me that feeling of nesting to come. Farmer’s markets brim over with jams, homemade pickles and lot’s and lot’s of apple products.
Strangely enough I start reading more poetry during the fall and winter months. I enjoy the poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning such as her 1833 poem “The Autumn”. I give you the first stanza below.
“Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them —
The summer flowers depart —
Sit still — as all transform’d to stone,
Except your musing heart.”
Capturing the colors of fall are easy however, finding those leaves or scenes that are unique are harder to find. When I was younger I would draw the individual leaves during their transformation from green to brown. Admiring each leafs individual color patterns always intrigued me.
I don’t draw them now though occasionally I still find ways of capturing them into immortality. The colorful birch leaf below is an example of the symmetry of changing colors. The veins of golden yellow, what is left of the green and its fringes of brown on the tips creates a magic only nature can know.
I share this image with you on a wooden canvas print. It is available in 8” x 10”, 11” x 14” and 18” x 24”. The wood is high quality birch wood (how fitting) and printed with eco friendly inks. A beautiful presentation with wood grain accents, this wooden print is stunning. Click on the image above to find pricing.
Nearing the end of August I found I was admiring daisies. The variety seen in the fields and gardens this year have been spectacular. From pink, mauve and the traditional white and yellow, the daisies seem to be everywhere.
Daisies always reminds me of when I was a girl. I had that idealistic childhood of being barefoot and living in the country. Wildflowers to make flower crowns, wearing daisy chains around our necks my friends and I enjoyed every summer’s day.
Recently I created a simple yellow daisy design with a digital software program.
I wanted to use this daisy to create merchandise for carefree girls and women using a Zazzle store. Thus, the Daisy Chain Shop was born.
I’ve been having fun creating cell phone covers and blue tooth speakers. Home decor merchandise like pillows for girls bedrooms. And t-shirts like this one.
It is full on summer now. The air is heavy with humidity, fireflies are rising at dusk and the owl is king at night. Summer also is when the garden is blowing up with riotous colors. Vinca vine creates a carpeted ground cover where ever it flourishes. The waxy green leaves shine underneath the layer of bluish purple petals of the vinca flowers.
Inspired by nature again, I decided to try to capture the colors and shapes of the vinca vine. This squared 12″ x 12″ canvas was the perfect size. I chose to create a background of a complimentary terracotta rust mottled with white. Acrylics are becoming easier now to work with now that the heat has arrived and my studio isn’t so cold.
If you enjoy art in your home in a functional object may I suggest a beautiful wall clock with my vinca vine painting. Also check out my vinca vine category in my Lasgalen Arts Redbubble store.
Delightful Confusion combines some of my favorite colors and subject matters into one abstract painting.
In a sea of teal blue you will see white scraped paint indicating movement of the three colorful rectangles flying. Another controlled chaos of carefree objects like thoughts being thrown to the wind. The red, orange and yellow rectangles are also beaten and scratched becoming almost see through. Just like our thoughts they have holes in their logic.
I enjoy exploring the idea of what thoughts and dreams look like in reality. Because these ideas are never easy to define into real objects the outcomes always become abstract.
This painting looks terrific as a tiled pattern on Redbubble’s graphic tank tops for women. Click on the image to see all apparel and more.
Hope springs into stars. That is what I feel as I look into the summer night sky. If I am lucky I can find a place away from man made light and see what the heavens really look like. Those pin pricks in blue black velvet above lets hope shine through to us small beings on Earth. Whether you are spiritual or not, those stars are pretty amazing to witness as you stand in inky blackness.
Hope is pretty amazing too. Like the stars, hope transforms how you feel about who you are and what you are capable of being. Hope keeps you moving and if the clouds come you know it is still there even though you can’t physically touch it. The stars will always be there just like hope.
Today I thought I would reach out and tell you about the Picasso’s Blue Cat tote bag giveaway I am currently running on my Facebook page. You will have to excuse me I am a bit shy when it comes to promoting myself so openly. My strategy is to have image links and an occasional link in posts for this sort of thing. However, I am pretty excited about these wonderful tote bags my artwork are featured on.
I use Fine Art America to showcase my work and they have added full bleed tote bags to their product line. These tote bags are wonderful, I did order a few to see how they add up. My artwork are featured on both sides of these soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric bags. They include a 1′ black shoulder strap too. Double stitched side for durability and they are also machine washable. Available in three sizes, you can’t go wrong.
I have decided to hold a free giveaway on my Facebook page using my Picasso’s Blue Cat tote bag. It is very easy to participate. Just “like” and share the post found on my page and you are automatically entered into the drawing. It is really that easy. So long into Facebook and go to my Lasgalen Arts Fan Page to enter. I hope to see you there.
Fire Storm is an abstract painting reflective of several events happening now in the world. While I sit in my middle income home in North America, others are dealing with nightmares in their waking hours.
The fire storm outside my window burns from yellow, red to deep purple in gradient tones. The flames are hottest at the bottom of the canvas. A typical ash colored flakes on the bottom of this painting has been replaced by gold dust. The seeds of change are what I was trying to capture, a sprinkling of hope.
Blue and white horizontal and vertical lines represents my windows which are starting to melt from the expanding heat. How long will my safe house protect me from those atrocities outside?
You can find this painting in my Lasgalen Arts Redbubble store. Whether it is framed prints or wall tapestries shown below, the quality is top notch.