"Everyday Diviner" - mixed media on illustration board, 15" x 20" . Unframed. Available here and at Artfinder.
Signs, signs, everywhere signs.
A seated hummingbird greets hubby and pooch. Robins marching across the mulch. Birdsong echoing morning and evening. Daffodils and tulips lifting their sleepy heads. It might be 40 degrees, but someone thinks spring is around the corner.
Reading the signs in our lives can be as easy as robins and spring flowers. But it's more often like reading tea leaves or tarot...not always scientific and requiring a heap load of intuition and instinct. We are diviners on the path...searching without maps, sometimes with closed eyes.
This piece, "Everyday Diviner," practically drew herself. Telling me what and where. Lucky for her, I kind of knew how. I'm watching closely to see if she points me in one direction or another. Maybe then I'll know why.
Everyday Diviner - mixed media on illustration board
Seascape Study - oil on panel
Meanwhile, in the seascapes class, we channeled our inner Barbara Rae, working to mix a color palette similar to her exquisite abstracted landscapes, then use them to inspire a seascape study. My selection of oil paints is still quite limited, but I was able to get some wonderful pops of color without losing the lovely neutrals that make her pieces work so well.
This piece is based on a photo I took while in Ballyferriter, Ireland. Tiny but mighty!