Monday, June 28, 2010

Back to Normal

I got all my art fair applications sent and now I wait... Well not really, now I get back to tending my ebay and etsy shops! Poor, neglected things. I think it was a good break though, I am full of excitement and energy and new ideas for work.
I listed two new original paintings on ebay last night.

My heart lies with contemporary art as well as with figurative folk art, so I decided to explore some ideas I've had with a more modern edge.
I've been a bit obsessed with birds lately. You might remember my struggle to find a squirrel proof bird feeder earlier this year. I finally found one and have been enjoying the bird show ever since. I even spotted our woodpecker. I've heard him for years and he made an appearance at our feeder last week.
I'm not interested in faithfully representing a bird, I'm interested in exploring shape, pattern and color. Here is my first offering...



















It has a bit of a mosaic feel to it too, altogether I'm happy.

Next was more of a traditional piece for me, I'm trying to push myself in loosening up, being more adventurous with the shape of the figure, and working BIG. I am meditating on the words BE BRAVE. I can create the same piece over and over, but I'm not growing, and not satisfying my creative spirit.























On ebay here

5 comments:

Joji said...

I love this angel. I am obsessed with shades of blues and rusts and you use them with such flair. I would love to venture out to do mixed media. You are a real inspiration.

sarah said...

Thank you Joji, to call some one an inspiration is one of the greatest compliments in my mind

Jess *^_^* said...

This painting is so beautiful and I love that you're going to be painting birds too! I love to draw birds (you might have noticed!) The shapes of them are so pleasing to draw! :) xx

lil kim said...

both are gorgeous! Nice to see you exploring other subjects...

Say It In Color said...

I LOVE your work!!! I am so into torn pieces....lately....loved mosaics in high school....and now with paper....mixed media is just a blast! And so wonderful to see your awesome work, very inspiring....especially the bird the way it is almost contemporary....just so fun! I will be back!! sherry