Idoj

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4×4 Feet :: Acrylics on Canvas $1200

This one is very personal to me. I created this while still grieving the recent loss of my grandmother Helen. She taught me what fuchsia was and that color is “her color” … the golden tones are nostalgia and the black tones are death and my grief. The silver-grey was the only light available to me during the 9 days of attending her bedside and eventual passing…which was provided by my dear friend Jodi who opened her home to me during my vigil and provided most of the relief available to me during that difficult time. Idoj is her pet name from her father and so I used it here. Thank you again Jodi.

The Monarch’s visit

 

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48×30 inches : Acrylic on Canvas : $800 SOLD

I was working on this in the studio with the door open and a Monarch Butterfly paid me a visit – took a tour of the space and flew out the door again. That’s the inspiration for the colors… it was fun to make this and I may explore the technique further. Additionally, I think it looks great flipped horizontally and think it displays equally well in both orientations. This is the direction I painted it in… so I chose this one for posting here.