1st Painting of 2012!!! inspired by glass.....

this painting came about as a starter for getting some paint squeezed out and to start the process of playtime!!.....it was inspired by one of my fave glass bowls from a couple of years ago....which you can see in the next image....as you can see, glass and paint are quite different.....the glass is glossy and finely finished....and perhaps i could do that with paint, however, i don't want to even try!!!!

Sacred Wild 24" x 24" painting on panel
the whole reason that paint and mixed media is sooooooo appealing to me is because it can be raw and rough and kinda messy and still be quite groovy.....and even though my glass is quite imperfect, it is still a particular process and needs more care in assembly.....all of which suits me just fine too!!! 
detail of round glass bowl

i feel endlessly grateful to have the choice to decide which medium to play in....depending on how i feel that day....(or sometimes depending on what opportunities i have for my creative offerings!) either way, i love it!!!!

p.s. oh yah, the painting is upside down...i didn't paint it that way, but that's the direction i liked best when it was done!!! with a bowl, every way is right side up!!

p.p.s.  i'm in good company too, marc chagall was a painter and glass crafter as well!! not that i think i'm in his league or anything...just saying, there is a history of this....!!!! ha ha

Work and Play

Hey all...it feels like a long time since i've been here, but it's only been just over a week......busy busy...and not all with creative fun work stuff....but what i have to show you is part of the good fun stuff.....

this oyster catcher platter was done by request.....someone loved another one of my abstract mosiac bowls and asked me to make her one, but in a square mold, and at the last minute she asked me to add in an oyster catcher....i ended up making 2 versions...this is the one she didn't choose.....the other has more yellow, and i forgot to get a pic of it before it left my studio......anyway, i really like this look and i intend to do some more in this style, different sizes and shapes, maybe a fish instead of an oyster catcher...or maybe a buffalo.....who knows??

and then, for play time one night i spontaneously started applying paint with a pot scraper onto a big piece of paper.....and this is what emerged....i love all the crazy colours, and of course i LOVE the buffalo....to me they represent strength and bravery......there is lots here to explore...i also did some horse imagery as well.....more on that later.....also thinking about making some glass totem poles.....with things that are meaningful to me on the totem....so it could contain many different creatures.....i won't think too much, only how to support the glass...the creation of the totem itself will no doubt be very free form....maybe i'll even have some for the studio tour...only 2 1/2 weeks till then!!!!!!!!!!!!! yikes!!