Friday, February 20, 2015

The Angel of Compassion

Painting: Angel of Compassion 01

The Angel of Compassion is a painting that leaves the viewers to decide the meaning for themselves. There are so many issues to touch on... from global terrorism, ecology, politics, and hunger... to more personal and intimate problems of ageing, abuse, depression, poverty, etc... and everything in-between. It was difficult to narrow it down so... I left it open. This painting touches on some very personal issues to me but at the same time can apply to anyone, any time, anywhere.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Five Day Art Challenge

Art challenge group


There has been a fun thing going around on Facebook lately. An artist, accepting the challenge, posts three pictures of their artwork and nominates another artist, everyday for five days. That adds up to 15 images and 5 fellow artists who accept the challenge and do the same. It is a wonderful way to show off our favourite pieces. The best part is seeing everyone else's artwork. Some is familiar and some is new to me. A sort of on-line gallery. At first, I did not expect to get nominated, but when it happened I decided it might be fun... and it was.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Work in Progress

Painting: Rummage progress 01




I have been painting! It feels good to be working on a couple of projects. I am blessed... my arthritis has been allowing me to paint without much trouble. So I thought I would share what I am working on. You may recognize my using dolls as subjects. I do believe I have found a definite theme in my work. I really enjoy it and have other ideas so I will be busy building up a body of work.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Show and Tell: The Wedding Party

Painting: Wedding Party 01


My parents, Rodney and Phebe (Fleming) Bennett, were married on March 25th, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. They are still together! When they had been married 50 years, I had the great blessing of visiting the church and videotaped a tour.

This is one of my favourite paintings I have ever done!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Winter Cooking

Walnut dye 01


Time for a new vat of Walnut Juice! The pots are freshly scrubbed and just begging to be cooking something... and the plant pot full of walnut husks have sat out front all winter turning into their wonderful blackness! I am quite surprised the critters did not get into them this year. I usually need to cover them up, but never did. (see also Oak Gall Soup)