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Monday, August 2, 2021

HOW TO BUILD A PAINTING

 Draw out ideas. Like writing, the thought takes form in this 3-D world.

 

 


Then the hammering out the actual form needs editing and explorations. Each object becomes a teacher. Chasing information to make an image in the world.

 




Starting with thin watery paint, experiments with color are so very fun. Like musical notes of high and low.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 This is a fairy tale and absolutely real, inside and out.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

LADYBUGS SYNCOPATION

 There are places in the world where lady bugs gather in masses, covering ground and trees. I've heard it is mostly in the mountains. New Mexico and other magical places. All of life is joined. It is all one piece.

 
 


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

LADY BUGS ARE FEROCIOUS

 


Lady bugs are fierce predators. They eat aphids!! Wonderful creatures. The caterpillar versions of the monarch butterfly devours lovely flowers and herbs. Wondrous dragonflies eat their own body weight each day in their fellow insects. Circle of life. Fierce Beauty.

Monday, May 24, 2021

DOGS

Dogs are amazing animals, the cleverest of all. With a profound understanding and compassion to confound the wisest of philosophers or kings. Below are some paintings of old friends.

















Wednesday, May 19, 2021

CERES GALLERY AND THE BIG APPLE

 I have been accepted by Ceres Gallery!! This is a feminist, not for profit gallery walking distance from the Whitney Museum. That's at <https://ceresgallery.org>

 Recent exhibit has hit a nerve!

https://knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom.com/2021/05/18/realistic-art-becomes-magical-with-paintings-of-natures-fruitful-return-to-the-urban-metropolis/ 

Elizabeth Downer Riker's exhibit is a Hit! She got mentioned in the NY Times, too.!

 




 Rooftop gardens and urban spaces for real food.


Thursday, May 13, 2021

FLOWERS for ? SPRINGTIME TOO

 What a year, so far. Mother Nature or Mother Earth or Gaia is suffering. Record freeze in February, volcanoes and earthquakes around the world. But Still! Flowers bloom! 

 

SUNSET FLOWERS 16" x 20"

NARCISSUS 12" X 9"
AFTER GEORGIA O'KEEFE 12" x 24"

SUNFLOWER WITH BEE 6" x 6"


 

Monday, March 1, 2021

MUSIC IN THE MIX

 So much music and dancing in my life! Family members who danced and made music in this grand universe. What a gift! I want there to be music in my images, too. Rhythm, movement and feelings.

from RHAPSODY IN BLUE


 
from RHAPSODY IN BLUE