Spring Forward - Rhode Island 2021
The Spring Forward Online Exhibition hosted by the Rhode Island Watercolor Society as a way of getting through all the struggles of the past year focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel. Paintings in this show embodied the warmth and renewal of the season of spring, as well as the hope we see as we move forward towards a brighter future.
This exhibition was open to all artists and held on May 22nd - June 25th. See full Spring Forward Participant Album
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This fun and colorful silk painting is of a woman flying in the sky. She is surrounded by birds which are a constant theme in my work now. She was inspired by a trip to Bhutan for the Festivals where the dancers wore brightly colored costumes that flowed when they danced.
This silk won FIRST PRIZE at the Spring Foreward Exhibition from the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, May 22-June 25, 2021. 42
Size: 42" x 40" x 1" gallery wrapped.
I won first prize....
If you are interested in buying silk painting, please review my available paintings below:
A colorful purple horse with a wild pretty mane. I paint a lot with silks and often paint horses and birds. I first draw with a resist the horse and then go in with silk paint and fabric paint. She also has a few small jewels glued to her mane.
She is framed in a green, enamel bamboo frame.
Frame size: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
This small silk painting is of a colorful yellow horse with a beautiful mane made up of flowers.
I often paint horses as well as other animals. I first draw with a resist and then fill in with silk paint and fabric paint. She also has a few jewels glued to her mane.
This is framed in a red, enameled bamboo frame.
Frame size: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 1"
Wavy Mane II
A galloping horse on a beach with a mane full of ocean waves.
Size: 23" x 39" x 1" gallery wrapped.
Wavy Mane I
A horse galloping along a beach with the mane waves of the ocean. She is one of a pair.
I love horses and often paint them.
Size: 24" x 38 1/4" x1" gallery wrapped.
Horses are all in a lake swimming and performing a water ballet. I got the idea while swimming horses for their exercise and therapy in Arizona.
Size: 42" x 30" x 1" gallery wrapped.
Tossa de Mar
This silk painting is a view looking down at a small swimming area in Tossa de Mar,
The Old Town of Tossa de Mar is the only fortified town that remains on the Catalan coast. The castle was built in the 12th century and the stone walls enclosing its historic neighborhood date from soon afterwards. A significant amount remains, not only of the walls but also of the towers that they connect.
Size: 38" x 46" x 2" gallery wrapped.
Three Horses in a Forest
Three horses grazing and relaxing in a forest. The horse in the foreground is a horse I personally know and ride, Pretzel. I was inspired by a hike and seeing a river with the sunlight shinning on an area with the water flowing by --- I just pictured a horse sitting down in that place.
Framed Size: 54" x 38" framed with a white wooden frame 1".
The Red Scarf
A woman is diving into the Amazon River..... it is full of flowers and beautiful plants. I've been there numerous times. I usually go to the Peruvian Amazon and fly into Iquitos and take a boat about 5 hours to a lodge.
Size: 40" x 28" x 1" gallery wrapped.
This large silk painting is of a woman - bird sitting on a nest of eggs. I love birds and often incorporate them in my paintings. Birds nests can symbolize health, happiness, friendship, and good luck. Nests it turns out are not where birds sleep (roost) - they are for keeping eggs and chicks in place. They are a home for new life.
Size: 47 3/4" x 38 1/4" x 2" gallery wrapped.
This large silk painting is all about climate change. The bees in this silk painting are knitting their own environment, full of flowers and bushes and trees because their normal environment is under peril.
Size: 52" X 36" x 2" gallery wrapped.
While hiking in 2018 in the Peruvian Amazon, I came across a bunch of trees that looked like a huge door or portal...... I just added a lock and key. I've been there 7 times and it always inspires me.
Size: 48" x 34" x 2" gallery wrapped.
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