Sunday, March 14, 2010

March Pieces

Ah, finally, back into the swing of things. :)

My first piece, called "Yellow Burst" is of one of the wild daffodils that sprang up of its own accord in my back yard. So vibrant and yellow, I tried to capture its cheery essence for the Daffodils show.

Then, we have a show entitled Sinners. I knew immediately which piece I was going to enter. I'm not sure if any of you knew my friend, Brad, but he was a good soul. After surviving heart failure and a replacement at an early age, he went on to try his damndest to be a good father and spouse, battling depression and BiPolar disorder along the way. He lived to make other people smile, and believed that only broing lives were ever considered perfect. An unapologetic mischief maker and marijuana activist, he is the perfect image of a benign sinner.

I painted this for the woman he left behind, and for his sons.

February Piece

February's shows included Candy, the first EBSQ brick and mortar show, which I had every intention of entering. Ah well, maybe next year.

I did however enter the Roses show (all the favorite flowers are going to be back this year in celebration of EBSQ's 10-year anniversary). Here's "Rose Blue" in all of its glory:

I'm not a huge fan of roses, probably stemming (pardon), at least in part, from my tenure as a florist's assistant. However, my cousin is a fan of blue roses, and so I was thinking of her when I "perfected" this tea rose.

January Piece

January held some fantastic shows, but we were in and out of the hospital so much I'm surprised I managed to enter the one show I did. Even then, it was an older piece of work, and since it was untouched, I was able to enter it into the Food Porn photography show.

This is Fall Produce:

When we moved to our new home, we met some wonderful neighbors. In lieu of a pie or casserole, one of our neighbors set my four year old loose in her yard, and my daughter picked these scrumptious grapes and tomatoes. They were so bright and vibrant, I simply had to get a picture!

No effects, just the pure beauty of the healthiest and freshest organic food in Portland!

December Piece

In December I started my Family Sign Language business, and sort of got entangled in setting it up. However, I did do on piece for the show ancient:

What I like best about the henges is that no one knows what on earth they were for. Religious ceremonies? Druidic calendar? They are large and mysterious, imposing and slightly terrifying in their other-worldliness.