approx 30"x40" multimedia on foamcore
I ask you this:
Which way to go?
I ask you this:
Which sin to bear?
Which crown to put
Upon my hair?
I do not know ,
I do not know.
Acrylic on foam core 30"x 40"
I inverted a painting I was having trouble with. The runner seemed both smug and terribly innocent. The painting felt flat and too simple.
In this painting he is suspended between worlds. The Hanged Man is usually shown on a cross or a tree, but this man is no martyr. He has given something up, but I am not sure he has turned his gaze away.
Acrylic on canvas, 16"x20"
I read a quote yesterday--"Depression is creativity unexpressed." I decided to test the theory that my crabbiness is not just related to holiday preparations, my growing to-do list or the economy. It has been so long since I have painted that my palette paper had mildew. So, am I less irritable? Maybe, I haven't really been tested yet. I may not have a new sunny outlook, but I do have a new painting of stuff in my family room.
I painted this in Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier's Photo-Based Mixed Media class. The photo is one of my favorites of my mother and my daughter. Pumpkin was less than a day old and my mom had slept in the hospital waiting for her. I love my mother's loving gaze and the quietness of the photo and I wanted to place them in a peaceful natural environment while acknowledging the meaningful transition that had just occurred.
This piece is part of a series I have planned. Pumpkin was named for my grandmother who was named for her grandmother and I am planning pieces that focus on each of them. Certain themes, such as the family/tree, will probably be reused.