Recently I went on a retreat to an Abbey in Jaberrro and as I sat in the quiet of the Abbey and reflected, I was struck by the beauty that surrounded me. There was so much to inspire and fill the spirit that I started to draw, and as I did I was captured by the journal that I was drawing in. It was etched leather in such beautiful detail, it was captivating. This is a reflection of that journal and the intricacies of it.
I have drawn and painted it using pens, shellac and acrylic paint. It has a very raw a rustic effect. I hoped to duplicate the worn, rough, imperfect journal cover as I felt this added to its beauty.
Mixed media on canvas sheet (requires framing)
3 Panels of 37.5 x 48 cm
Mixed media on canvas
61cm x 91.4cm
A Place of Rest
I really wanted to try something different, play painting.
This is a mixed media piece, where I took myself back to high school and played with paper and impasto and just had fun with it. There is something so relaxing about not necessarily knowing where you are going with a piece of art, but just seeing what happens.
This painting has great texture and character.
Mixed media (ink, acrylic and paper) on canvas sheet (will require framing).
37cm x 47cm
This one is titled Grief.
The loss of a dream, a hope, direction, the loss of peace, the struggle with forgiveness: how do I deal with this? How do I let go? How do I have hope?
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
121.9 x 121.9cm
Things have been tough but I am working through all the challenges in life, trying to find my way through the mud and floods, but I am again finding peace, through the grace of God.
After a visit to The Entrance to spend time with a great group of friends, and seeing the divine beauty of the area, I was inspired to paint a couple of quick and restful pieces.
Oil on canvas: still wet 🙂
61cm x 50.8cm
This was painted (with permission) from a photo by Jacqueline Wells, of her gorgeous free spirited daughter. I was absolutely captivated by it. There are so many stories in this photo, so much personality, so much joy. I feel as though she is Alice on wonderland, or Dorothy or just Henri: she will face all the ups and downs in life with confidence, individuality and spirit. She will dance her way through life.
Acrylic on canvas
91cm x 91cm
$790 Sold Pending
Different is Interesting!
I desperately needed to throw some paint on a canvas (so I did). This is the result.
Acrylic on canvas.
122 x 122cm
Oil on canvas.
Painting from photo by Amanda Stibbe
152cm x 61cm