The Heart is a lonely hunter work-in-progress

  step 2 on the way to the finished piece

I started out with a 22" x 30" piece of Rives BFK paper.  Here you can see the birds, ferns and circles which were screenprinted.  The blue sky was monoprinted at the Print Arts Northwest Monothon earlier this year. Other elements were drawn with india ink.  You can see in the finished piece (see blog entry entitled: The Heart is a lonely hunter) that I cut the rooster and moved it to the other side & the swifts as well. Here is the poem I wrote for it:  

The Heart is a lonely hunter 

spooked so quickly

its quarry taking wing 

while I sit in ambush . . . . . . . . . . waiting.

The Heart is a lonely hunter

I’m going to be participating in PULSE, a fundraiser on NOV. 8, 2008 for the Children’s Heart Foundation and have hearts on my brain.  This piece won’t be part of the fundraiser because the works are to be created during the one-day event and I’m doing this now as my weekly challenge.  This particular piece will be in the Multnomah Arts Center Instructors Show & Concert Oct. 28 – Dec 2, 2008.  The opening will be on November 7, 2008 from 5-7pm with the Music Faculty Concert at 7:15pm.  Good Times for All!  I hope to see you there!

our hearts and roosters work at cross purposes sometimes



Ugly Flowers

For this week's painting challenge I felt like doing something 'abstract' today.  These were inspired by the dying flowers on my desk.  I couldn't mix colors today.  Everything came out too pastel for me.  Maybe it is low blood sugar.  I'll try again later on today after some lunch and gardening. acrylic on cardboard

Welcome to!

For my first blog, I am going to challenge myself by completing a painting a week on gessoed cardboard! This idea was inspired by Duane Keiser's 'A Painting A Day'.  Every wednesday there will be post of the completed painting.  Enjoy!  If you like, why don't you do this challenge with me! ;-)