Paintings

I finally accomplished something I have been meaning to do for 2 years.  A friend of mine was throwing out his old cabinets because he was remodeling his kitchen.  I nabbed them, thinking someday I am going to paint them.    But ya know how you collect things or purchase stuff at the art supply store?  Not really needing them but just looking at the potential.   We creative type  mean well. Being in an art supply’s store or a salvage yard is like being in a candy store for me.  Salvage is even yummier.  Because it forces you to create outside the lines, repurpose, reuse and all that jazz.     So, I had these cabinets in storage for two years,… yada, yada, yada.

My studio is total ceramics/ clay, wall to wall stuff in different processes.  I have dabbled in painting landscapes and whimsy on tiles and platters but every time I think of painting on something other than clay I talk myself out of it.   It never seems to be the right time for me to drag all my stuff out.  I have to consider where I’m going to put the pile of papers that has taken up permanent residence on the table, where it would be the most practical place to paint.

“You just have to do it!”,  Is what one of my students told me the other day.  And that I did.

Here are what was two cabinet doors, up-cycled to acrylics on wood panels.

Pomegranate Orchard Acrylic on wood 11.5" x  28"
Pomegranate Orchard
Acrylic on wood
11.5″ x 28″
Cactus & Mesquite Acrylic on wood panel, 28" x 14"
Cactus & Mesquite
Acrylic on wood panel, 28″ x 14″

Here is  an acrylic on canvas:   This was inspired by a heart ornament I designed for Valentines Day.

Sacred Heart with Black Bird  Acrylic on canvas, unframed, 16" x 20"
Sacred Heart with Black Bird
Acrylic on canvas, unframed, 16″ x 20″

This one is inspired by one of my bike rides in the foothills last summer.  It seemed as though every saguaro had a dove on the top eating fruit.

Saguaro Forest Acrylic on Canvas, Unframed, 16" x 20"
Saguaro Forest
Acrylic on Canvas, Unframed, 16″ x 20″

Created in 2010, I was inspired by a photo of a property in Santa Fe, NM.

Chapel Garden Mural   Ceramic Tile, handmade molded frame.  19" x 22.5" x 2" deep
Chapel Garden Mural
Ceramic Tile, handmade molded frame. 19″ x 22.5″ x 2″ deep

Each piece is available for sale.  Please contact me for prices.

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