Saturday, July 30, 2011

Challenge Piece

My PTA group is doing a challenge for an upcoming exhibit. I'm not always enthused to do challenges but this one I'm loving. It's based on the idea of creating a piece inspired by a 2-dimensional artist - one we admire, one who's work has inspired us. It's been great fun seeing the different works in progress and the various artists represented. I chose an American artist, not one I was familiar with but whose work I've seen time and time again and have been drawn to. He uses lots of florals as his subject matter.
soft colors
Interesting leaves and lots of them.
Lots of swirls and "Curly-Qs".
In looking at my own work, I realized I've been doing a similar style all this time, especially the "Curly-Qs" - on everything from quilts to clothing.
So he has become my artist of choice.
Oh, and hummingbirds appear a lot in his work which I intend to put in mine also.
Can you guess who it is?


  1. Oh, my... you are off to a spectacular start. How I would love to be at your level of talent. I'll keep practicing... someday.

  2. Beautiful work. We have a place in Murphy NC on a river.