We Didn’t Start The Fire

After a few months of being tired, ill and unmotivated, I’ve been working on some big paintings lately and this one was inspired by a smaller one I did a couple of years ago that’s still one of my personal favorites.  I really like the 36 x 36 size and it’s hanging over my sofa in my newly painted den/kitchen/great room until it goes to my upcoming exhibit.  What do you think?

Mermaid

I’ve always been fascinated with mermaids.  I love the beach, although most beach themed decor bores me silly.  I decided to paint my own mermaid for my bathroom, which is my safe haven after a long day.  Here she is, shimmering in the surf.

The Goddess Has Risen

This is another one I started as part of expressing my grief at my father’s death.  It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but it became clear that the goddess wanted to be seen.  I obliged!  I don’t know how much my dad would like it, but it’s a tribute to him anyway.  She now lives in the crafts room of a dear friend.

Resist

I’m finally satisfied with this painting, which I approached in an entirely different way.  It’s exciting!  Every time I look at it, I see something I didn’t see the last time.  This is thrilling to me, and now that my perspective is colored by the current political climate, what I see in it has moved me to call it simply Resist.  How many different things do you see?