I was going through some of my old files, and found this tropical Landscape painting that I did several years ago. I was in morning light, in an area covered with palmettos. I was fascinated by the play of light on the palm fronds, forming beautiful abstract shapes.
Yes, I finally brought forth my collage version of "Birth of Venus" by Botticelli. I didn't go for the full-length version with the seashell and all that--this was difficult enough. The hair would not have been possible without Charlize Theron's J'Adore perfume ad. She is scattered about in there.
All this effort is for our member Fay Picardi's upcoming book, Simonetta. It is about the real-life Venus that Botticelli's painting was modeled after. The Pieces of 8 will have our versions of Simonetta at the book launch. Stay tuned! This will be fun.
One evening we spied a herd of Elk in the meadow. You can hear them bellowing in the woods this time of year.They come down to the meadows to feed at dusk and dawn.. This herd was one make and about 30 females.
As much as I love it here I will be ready to head south to Florida in the next few days. When the trees are stripped bare, and the cold winds are blowing, I will be enjoying the beautiful beaches. Life is good!
It seems that every day more exciting news comes my way. Today, I am pleased to announce that I have joined the artists at Kess Inhouse.com.
If you are not familiar with Kess, they produce household items, like comforters, area rugs, shower curtains, throw pillows and a host of other objects, all featuring beautiful art. Here are some showing my art.......
This is just a small sampling of products and designs available. Of course, I want to buy them all! If you are interested in seeing more, just go to my page at Kess Inhouse or find me on Amazon here.
Guess what everybody is getting for Christmas this year!
Life here in the mountains, of North Carolina, is a slower pace for me, But the days are quickly getting shorter and shorter. The leaves are beautiful, my favorite time of year! It reminds me of my childhood days in northern Ohio, burning leaves, apple cider, hay rides. I wonder if people still do those things.
I am still busy, painting commissions, but I managed to paint this 11x14x1.5" landscape, It is a study for a commission.
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It is not easy capturing that "glow" from a beautiful sunset, and I am not sure I succeded here. but it is a start.