I don’t often share my gushing over other artists, because there are just so many amazing contemporary artists to ooh and aah over… but when someone’s work literally renders me speechless, I consider it to be share-worthy. I have a massive girl crush on French painter Charlotte Caron and her series of incredible hybrid portraits! “This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality… ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait.” Such a beautiful idea and so gorgeously executed.
I’m so excited to be unveiling my latest body of work to you today! Pre-Birds is an on-going series of watercolor paintings that I’ve been creating; they are inspired by the gorgeous colors, textures and patterns of bird egg’s from around the world. Eight pieces have just been listed in my etsy shop (available for only $25 each), and more of these beauties are currently in process in the studio. Want to see other photos of these paintings and learn more about each egg? Just click on the one that you’re curious about!As I mentioned in my post earlier this week (which chronicled detail shots of 4 of the pieces above), I am an artist who is fueled by my fascination with line, texture, media exploration, and of course nature, so this series naturally developed from these personal interests. I have wanted to further incorporate watercolor painting into my practice for quite sometime, because I’ve used it mostly in mixed media pieces (especially my altered book work) but never much on its own. Exploring the wet on wet & dry on wet techniques, as well as playing with the layering capabilities of this medium has been an incredible, exciting and adventurous journey. I am hopeful that the varying marks, line weights, textures, and colors capture not only the luscious sensibilities of these beautiful bird eggs but also the delicate nuances of the medium itself. What do you think of my watercolor Pre-Birds?
I am a true taurus who is constantly resisting change… so I am sharing some news with both happy and sad feelings; my parents recently listed (and just SOLD) their house, as they are both retired and looking to move up to the mountains in BC full time. I have only ever lived in three homes my entire life: this one in 100 mile with John for almost 2 years, my cabin in Windermere for many many summers, and my childhood home in Calgary. Sad to think that when I was just home a short month ago, it would be the last time I’d sleep under that roof. My architect parents designed the home, and so it really is a work of art that is impossible not to admire. I recently placed a mixed media painting of this special house (that I did back in my second year of ACAD) on my bookshelf, to honor and help me keep close all of the wonderful memories and feelings that I take from that gorgeous place. This home will be lovingly remembered and forever missed.