And enjoyable piece to paint, The Wanderer is metaphorical on many levels to the summer of 2021. Coming out of the Covid pandemic and then in a sense returning to it, fun travel retirement with mask and vaccination safety, expanding creative endeavors and beautiful personal growth… I connect with the water in this painting —fluid, elemental, seeking..
Tracing a path through life. Wanderlust. It is from my series ‘Meandering Waters’.
Acrylic, dry pigment, patina metallic leaf, labyrinth embedded in venetian plaster, resin glazed. Cradled birch substrate, 36” x 36” x 2 1/2”.
The fires in Montana have been wicked this summer. My amazing stepson Joe, who lives in Helena and is in the National Guard, has been stationed here in Billings for the next two weeks to help with the blazes. He is a helicopter tech, so of course we had to get the grandsons up to the airport to see the real helicopters! Joe is such a neat guy, he was more than willing to show the little guys the helicopters. My son Tanner, hubby and myself enjoyed the ‘field trip’ too. Interesting! Will and Tommy loved it🚁💙🚁thanks Joe!
“It is how we choose what we do, and how we approach it, that will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art.”
― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
Mixed media, acrylic, aged Montana highway guard rail section, Stillwater maps, copper nails, Gold leaf patina, glazed.
8” x 8” x 2”, cradled birch support.
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As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!