MsKitty & Toy Pony “chill out” on a hot summer day. They’re cool and have had lots of time playing in all sorts of places. Sometimes, you just have to be and let the colors groove.
285 - MsKitty & Toy Pony Chill Out $250 (Watercolor, 8.5" x 11")
MsKitty and friend Toy Pony find themselves lost amongst the chaos of “Corporate Ladder Land”. Ladders lead to nowhere. The corporate spiral goes to know-where. There is much activity but nothing getting done. MsKitty and ToyPony connect the dots and escape the land of glass ceilings.
286 - MsKitty & Toy Pony in Corporate Ladder Land, $175 (Watercolor, 9.5" x 7")
“Reclamation in Green” is inspired by the nature of plants to reclaim the environment. The circles allude to a hole drilled into a rock that I saw. I was struck by the tenacity of plants growing out of the drilled hole. It will not be long until the plants reclaim the rock for nature.
287 - Reclamation in Green, $250 (Watercolor, 11.5" x 8.5")
My “Reclamation Series” is about how things are returned to a natural state. Leaves, in their last burst of color, seem to embody this process for me. In this particular painting, I created depth by painting overlapping feathery leaf shapes. Imagine the richness under the pile of leaves!
290 - Feathery Leaves, $450 (Watercolor, 10.5" x 14.5")
The pieces in my “Reclamation” series are improvisations, as is the case here. I started with the idea of leaf shapes overlapping in depth, from light to dark. As the piece evolved, I started seeing underwater plants reaching gracefully toward the light above.
291 - Toward the Light, $450 (Watercolor, 11" x 14.5")
“Leaf Bouquet” is an experiment in “negative” painting. I focused on painting around shapes, working from light to dark. As the painting grew, it looked like a leaf bouquet to me, complete with ribbon and bow.
292 - Leaf Bouquet, $450 (Watercolor, 14" x 10.5")
In this painting, my intention is to create the feel of late autumn in an RV park. It’s a warm, quiet afternoon. The subject was an RV park my husband and I stayed at in Albuquerque, NM.
293 - Big Shade, Autumn Afternoon, $650 (Watercolor, 12" x 20.5")
My “Reclamation” series is about natural life cycles. It’s about how plants can find a foothold to live in seemingly unlikely places: a crack in the sidewalk; a hole drilled into a rock. The particular subject was a hearty desert plant that had established itself in a hole drilled into a rock. The red alludes to the color of the rock. The green represents the thriving plant life.
294 - Reclamation in Green V2, $650 (Watercolor, 14" x 21.5")
In this version of “Still Life with Toy Pony”, I was interested in creating a quiet, evening light. The objects, which I consider surrogates for siblings in my mind, are close together as if lending each other mutual support. In spite of their differences, they are linked as one.
295 - Still Life with Toy Pony, D41, $650 (Watercolor, 12.5" x 21.5")
“Toy Pony” was a fun experiment in shape and texture. I want to show a lively young pony. I used some of my favorite devises, big shapes, line and texture.
296 - Toy Pony, $650 (Watercolor, 21" x 13.5")
To create this pile of “feathery” leaves, I used a negative painting technique. It’s great fun; starting from the lightest shape, I paint around or behind it. With each subsequent leaf, I layer more color behind the subject. The painting becomes almost a record of the layers of paint. The result in this case is rich color that reminds me of late autumn.
297 - Feathery Leaves, v2, $650 (Watercolor, 14" x 21")
Sometimes inspiration comes from funny places. One day, when painting a “MsKitty and Toy Pony” painting, I saw a small shape that interested me. I decided to use the shape as a basis for an abstract design. And, with abstract design, I never know exactly where I’ll go. In the end, it looks like I have a “beacon” for the mushroom people in a land of grids and waves.
298 - Watercolor on Arches 140lb Cold Press Paper, $650 (Watercolor, 19" x 13")
“MsKitty and Toy Pony” are lost in the chaos of corporate ladder land; they’re not really the executive type. Meaning? Sometimes the world can be a strange, bizarre place. Meaning #2: drawing and painting can be great fun! MsKitty and Toy Pony are traveling companions, wandering through mysterious and exotic places.
299 - MsKitty & Toy Pony in Corporate Ladder Land V2, $850 (Watercolor, 21.5" x 29.5")
Sometimes I do multiple versions of the same design in order to explore meaning. In this version of an RV park, I wanted cool colors (blues) to dominate. The cool colors create a feeling of a quiet place in late fall.
300 - Big Shade in Blue, $250 (Watercolor, 8" x 11")
I live in an area of the country that has lots of alder trees. They have wonderful, interesting shaped leaves. One day I did a small sketch of some of the neighborhood trees, inspiring this small painting.
301 - Alder Leaves, $175 (Watercolor, 9.5" x 7")
Afternoon heat and autumn color are what this painting is about. This particular painting is one of several done of the same subject. I’m exploring how color influences the “story” of a painting. This one is warm color dominant (orange and yellow) reminding me of autumn.
303 - Big Shade, Hot Afternoon, $250 (Watercolor, 8" x 11")