Peach Tree Paridise #1

Sometimes it's hard to sell paintings when you really like them. This one is one of those. I love the colors, the birds, the positive images of the peaches and flowers, and the imagery of the birds flying off into the distance. I did sell this at the last Horseshoe Market and hope the owners like it as much as I do.

Black Lives Matter Catrina

This is a 6 foot Day of the Dead Catrina on paper for the Firehouse Art Gallery in Longmont, Colorado. They have a Catrina painting exhibit every October. I don't usually do political art, and I don't plan to start doing it, but I couldn't help putting in Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice into this Day of the Dead painting. It's so good to see people finally talking openly about police killing black people. It has been happening for so long without anyone doing anything about it and it is time for a change.  I am really glad that we are at least talking about it openly now and that is what this painting is about.

 

Flying Elephants and Lotus Garden ?

Sometimes things work out, and sometimes they don't ... you can be the judge.

 Here's an experimental painting of some buddhas having a celestial meeting on some lotus flowers. It was fun to paint Ganesh, Green tara, and Shiva all in one painting. My favorite part is the flying elephants with lanterns.

Here's an experimental painting of some buddhas having a celestial meeting on some lotus flowers. It was fun to paint Ganesh, Green tara, and Shiva all in one painting. My favorite part is the flying elephants with lanterns.

Sunday at the Boulder Firefly Handmade Market

It was so much fun to be out at the Fall Firefly Handmade Market this past weekend. You never know who you might meet, and everyone I met was so nice! This was my first experience doing live painting at a show. The painting wasn't stellar, but I learned a lot and maybe next time I will be able to paint and talk to people at the same time a little better. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting local artists and craftspeople.

Astronomy Day

This weekend, I took my children to Astronomy Day at CU in Boulder. It was really nice to visit Fiske Planetarium. We watched a show about constellations and then walked up to look at the telescopes. The next morning, when I woke up - in my first few seconds of consciousness I thought about how huge the universe is and how small my own life is. Instead of being upset by this thought, it was actually very relaxing and put everything into perspective.