Spring Flowers 2012

“Unemployed” and “on the dole.” These potentially miserable adjectives have come up in many personal conversations over the last few months. “I am so sorry,” “congratulations” and “enjoy” are just a few comments I have received from friends, acquaintances and strangers. However, these few months have been productive. Several of my “unemployment” paintings are different to my previous pieces. Three depict one of my least favorite choices of subject matter – the human figure.

Viewing Denver painter Dick Ott‘s yoga poses at my neighborhood coffee shop Wash Perk inspired me to incorporate similar silhouettes in my own work. After experimenting and challenging myself to capture the human body, I am less afraid to attempt to recreate it on canvas.

My most recent piece is a simple flower in a vase inspired by the lilac bushes blooming across town. It is my rendition of a cutting from my spider plant placed in a glass jar. I used my imagination to add a few blooms.


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