Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Patience - SOLD

24" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas

The farm we're on has tons of beavers that are always busily building dams in the streams that run through the land.  When a flood comes, they take advantage of their good fortune and acquire lots of good, high-up branches that they usually don't have access to when the water's low.  We have a chewed-off branch sitting on our window sill - the bite marks from the beavers are so smooth and polished, and the branch is really quite beautiful.

When trials come, for come they will,
Be patient if you can
-from "Patience" by S. Moore

Monday, January 30, 2012

Steady On

Steady On
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 48"
Available for purchase at Carnation Corners, Carnation, WA

I'm finally catching up on photographing paintings that have been sitting in my studio for months and months.  I've been super busy (in a good way!) and am really excited about some new painting projects that I've been working on...in the meantime, I'll continue to post some older paintings on the blog to get caught up here.

Some of the fields on our farm tend to flood, bringing in huge flocks of geese (and even some truly stunning swans).  They've been great for references when I'm painting.

This painting is named after the Storyhill song (they make great music to paint to).