Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Peace, Tradition, and Light

Lights, nostalgia, Chinese and a little TRAditION...
Joining in the fairyland of Christmas and fantasy lights, we cruised thru the neighborhoods recounting stories of years past these brought to mind.  If you live in the Seattle area, look up Candy Cane Lane and Olympic Manor, these are the two best areas to see.
But first we watched the wonderful film "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Uptown Theatre on Queen Anne Hill...  as a sing-along!   And with a Chinese buffet lunch right in the theatre too.  So very Jewish and satisfying fun.  And one of my favorite films, full of nostalgia and tradition.
More lights, a Hawaiian theme...
A dungeness crab...
Lots of candy canes...
Only small artful decorations at home, as we no longer cut our own tree while skiing, or do intense Christmas.  It's more our own created simple version of various traditions, and we like it this way a lot.  Quiet, harmonious...
Our tree...
A postcard from a clear lovely night in Seattle while we enjoy the wonders of the season and the turnings that began with recent Winter Solstice. 
A time to reflect, rest, and sometimes, play with my camera...
Wishing Peace and Harmony and Light Shining Brightly on You.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Art Show, Recent Paintings and Crows

Painting images, playing with paints, such a joy...

Art Show
The recent acrylic paintings above (5"x5") plus two more will be included in the annual by-invitation- only Kaewyn Gallery miniatures show.  Many talented local artists will display their small or miniature paintings which are ideal for gift giving this time of year.

 November 30, 2012 - January 8, 2013

"Miniature Masterpieces and More!"

Kaewyn Gallery
10101 Main St.
Bothell, WA

Recent Paintings and Crows

"She Listened to the Soothing Songs of Her Friends"
Monoprint Mixed Media  12"x12",  Copyright Delorse Lovelady

The painting above recently was being shown at the Northwest Hospital Breast Center.  Earlier this year I was experimenting with monoprint techniques that I learned from local artist Lisa Snow Lady.  This one was difficult to photograph because of the shine of both the acrylics and gold leaf in the branch and circles.

While on another wonderful painting retreat in September on one of our NW islands, I painted the watercolors above.  I enjoyed trying out new shapes for the crows, trying to capture the gestures and behaviors I have observed.  Talented artist Bev Jozwiak shared some of her watercolor techniques, loose washy expressive painting.