Raven

I imagine a unified sky in the crackling of the night. This woman standing in the moonlight in all her seclusion is contemplating the middle portion of her life. In her center, she hears the screaming voice of the fox. She can be reflective in the darkness. She feels the dampness of the trees and smells dried leaves as she touches her tear-dropped face. She sees an inklike shadow and realizes it is her raven companion. Tonight the raven appears as the color of soot. The woman finds him soothing within the stars and the dark night. The raven is equidistant to the woman contemplating herself ponderings.

I reworked this painting from a previous session – I wasn’t happy with the shape of her face. I gessoed over the first face and a portion of the background. I then reworked the face, and the raven and added the shoulder area. I had covered it up with a texture medium in the painting forgetting to replace it.

She …

She always had that look about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world. ~Joanne Harris

Watercolor background, acrylic paint, pastels for the flowers, some hand-stitching, and the portrait is sketched onto off-white paper and then cut out. Find all instructions on the artist, Renee Mueller on YouTube.

Tiny …

Jerney Marisha Art & Classes ~ Tiny Portraits, Tiny Palette Class This is another amazing class on beautiful paper. For myself, all the portraits I have made through the instruction of this class have such emotion, a unique kind of sadness that belongs to a family.

A rather large family who has resided in the same weather ~-worn huge old mansion for a couple of centuries. The one part of the home that is painted each year, come Spring, is the blue shutters. The kind of blue that reminds one of Wedgewood vases …

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Focus

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Mixed~media art including watercolors, a small number of acrylic paints, and an ink marker

‘The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.’ ~Alberto Giacometti

The Mushroom

‘The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.’ ~ John Tyler Bonner

Watercolor and Gouache – from a class at Lucy’s Art Lab called Mini Mushrooms
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