New Colorful Whimsical Acrylic Paintings

Whale, Raven, Sugar Skull Paintings

I’m in Mexico.

I can see I’m being affected by it’s beauty, color and magic.

I’ve always loved the sugar skulls in Mexico. I’ve done one other one a few years ago which you can purchase as a print. I felt the calling to create another.

Full Bloom Sugar Skull, 8″ x 10″, Acrylic on Wood Panel, (sold)

I’m fascinated by the raven and I’ve made quite a few paintings with him in it. This time I’ve added him to a painting with a dream catcher.

A good explanation of the dream catcher can be found at http://legomenon.com. They say, “The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents the circle of life and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky. The dream catcher web catches the bad dreams during the night and dispose of them when the day comes.” I like that.

I own a dream catcher that I have in my home in Washington. It has beautiful feathers hanging from it and is made from twigs and leather string.

Catching Celestial Dreams, 8″ x 10″, Acrylic on Wood Panel, (sold)

In Todos Santos, we can see the whales spouting and jumping out in the ocean. I love watching for them. Greg said one time he heard the whales singing when he was swimming at Las Palmas beach. That is cool!

 

Swim Deeper, Follow the Whales, Acrylic on Wood Panel, $375

If you would like to purchase one, send me an email.

Which one is your favorite?

Palm tree paintings in the works

I’m still working on this palm tree painting but I thought I’d show how it’s going so far. I had my studio all set up with the paints out, the paper ready, water in a container, my spray bottle at hand, my apron on, the brushes out and then…blank…what to paint? Pressure was on. I had made some sketches but they didn’t strike me as what I wanted to paint at that moment. Then I looked out at my view and saw palm trees so that is what I started to paint….my version of palm trees that is. I also am still in “dragonfly mode” from my Costa Rica trip so I have that subject as well to paint. I’m having fun exploring these tropical themes in such a beautiful environment!