"Pink Girl and Dog"
From the 2005-2008 "Girls" Series, mixed media on wood.
5.5" x 6" x 1.75" (painted all six sides, designed to either sit on a shelf or hang on the wall)
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The girls I paint are really fictional portraits inspired by the special and fleeting innocence of girlhood. They are daughters, nieces, sisters, friends, twins and cousins.
As I work on and complete each painting, I am struck by how similar this process is to my life in general. Starting with imperfect wood (we are imperfect as people), and using a wide variety of materials and techniques (work, relationships, art), we can transform the imperfection into something beautiful. It also reminds me how I want to approach my life: when I get stuck or am afraid that I'll "ruin" a painting, I remind myself that this is MY PAINTING / MY LIFE: I can put in it whatever I want.
• "Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun."
• "The Art of Silliness: Draw, Doodle, and Play for 10 Minutes a Day"
(Forthcoming Nov 2012)
• "Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim" (Forthcoming Oct 2012)
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