Friday, February 26, 2010

Spilled Flower


"Spilled Flower" 13"x17" watercolor
Here's another one of my food inspired paintings. I don't have much to say about this one other than I'm really glad it worked out, it was quite a task to work on the glass! Oh yeah, I ran out of Ultramarine Blue a couple of paintings ago and had to use Permanent Blue which I've never used, I didn't know what was going to happen but that was just another surprise that worked out.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

1&1/4 Cup of Flower



1&1/4 Cup of Flower 13"x17"

I realized that being Mr. Mom for the past 7 years has crept into my art in such an unusual way. . . these last few paintings that I thought were my enjoying the Food Network Challenges are really about me painting my surroundings, making food that I hope the kids will eat, cleaning, laundry, taking care of to create a good environment that nurtures caring, loving, creative kids. I've learned so much about being a good parent especially when I thought I was doing it all wrong.

So, I look at these new paintings in a new light and have found that they really do reflect just another part of who I am. In addition to my culturally identifying images, it's just another facet of my evolving life. I hope you enjoy them as much as I've learned from them.

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