These original artworks are inspired by texture, shape and color. I am interested in how the natural texture on the ginkgo leaves contrast the hand cut paper and the painted surface. The shapes of the Italian hand cut paper are taken directly from a plant I grew. All eight pieces make up that one plant. These eight artworks were made over many years. This is one of my favorite projects. The colors of the ginkgo leaves are vibrant and contrast with the calming teal blue of the scalloped paper. The textures and shapes of the painted elements and the collage elements are what make these pieces truly unique. The collage contains painting elements, real dried ginkgo leaves and hand cut Italian paper.
Drawn directly from nature, these two paintings reveal the simple but elegant details in the shape of the Craspedia plant. They are 6 x6 inches mounted on 7/8" deep birch.
Drawn from geraniums planted for Mother's Day, these two are a pair. The artwork is a gradient from cream to light green (with very slight iridescence) to light brown. The frame is a dark brown color. The archival matte is a cream and the paper behind the oval is a nice sightly warm gray.