Sunday, June 7, 2015

Love ... and other things

"Under the Chuppah"
14" x 11" mixed media encaustic

Clearly, my creative inspiration comes from events in life that I see and feel. My son was married in April and since then I have been inspired to re-create artistic vignettes from the wedding weekend, somewhat unusual since landscape is my usual passion. This is the second painting (you can see my bridesmaids painting here) inspired by their wedding with focus not just on the bride and groom, but on the incredible floral canopy hung directly above them. The word chuppah is a hebrew word that means covering or protection, and is intended as a roof or covering for the bride and groom at their wedding. The chuppah symbolizes the new home that the couple will create. 

Because my focus now has to shift toward upcoming art festivals, creating new work is temporarily on hold. I have been making minor adjustments to some of my older works, below is one of the larger 30" x 30" cityscapes that will be highlighted in my first show next weekend, the Wells Street Art Festival. I just added more flowers to the right side flower boxes, light greens to the shrubs and trees, and also added color to the street signs. The older version is below the updated version.

"Approaching Michigan Ave."
30" x 30" mixed media encaustic

In my booth I will also be highlighting other large cityscapes, mixed media landscapes, and miniatures. If you are local be sure not to miss this incredible show.