We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Nov 29, 2009

"Proud" Acrylic and Mixed media, 4x6 panel, $100

I love these little intimate paintings. They are on a 1" thick birch panel
that hangs from wire on the back. The nice thing about these little gems is
that if you don't have much empty wall space, they don't take up much space and
can be hung in nooks and crannies in any room. They've been varnished to maintain
their color. I used acrylics, cray pas, colored pencil and permanent fine tip markers.
The model painting came from a sketch I did some time back at Kirkland open figure drawing studio. The Hispanic Woman's portrait was inspired by a photograph I saw that
was so intense I couldn't get it out of my mind. She has a wonderful "old world" look
about her that makes me think of "all of our grandparents" or "great grandparents", depending on your age!!! In any case she is part of all of us.

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