When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Dancing With Trees

Dancing With Trees Art list for Madison, WI

Friday, April 16th, 2010


 

 

Dancing With Trees, exhibition signature piece, 85H x 45W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Norway Maple, 48H x 36W x 2D inches acrylics, gel paste on canvas Sounds of Silence, 36H x 24W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas Neighborhood Heron, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Jones Falls, 11H x11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas
St. Catherine's Sunset, 11H x11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Paint Arson, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Sweetgum, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Reflections, 11 x 11 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas Chapala Wind, 11 x 11 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas
Ceiba Leaves, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Kookaburras, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Young Howler Monkey, 11H x 11W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Shadows of Summer, 60H x 40W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas Spruce, 28 x 28 x 1” acrylics on canvas
First Snow, 40H x 28W x 1D acrylics, crackle glaze on canvas Polypore Fungi, 58H x 41W x 2D modeling paste, acrylics on canvas Morning Light, 59 x 40 x 2 inches acrylics on canvas What Large Leaf Maples Do At Night: day view, 20 x 57 x 4 inches acrylics on canvas, LED light system What Large Leaf Maples Do At Night: night view, 20 x 57 x 4 inches acrylics on canvas, LED light system
The Campsite, professionally framed size 22 x 29 inches, watercolors on 140 lb. acid free cold pressed premium Salt Spring Island Fog, professionally framed size 29 x 34 x 3 inches, dry pastel, graphite on paper Eastern White Pine, professionally framed size 26 x 32 inches, oil pastels on paper White Pine Bows, 20 x 34 x 1.5 inches acrylics on canvas Scarlet Oak: Sun Shower, more Photography on www.majestyoftrees.com

Paintings as shown are not to scale in comparison to one another

The Dancing With Trees Art Exhibition celebrates the importance of trees and forests throughout history, portraying their diversity and relationships through a variety of creative associations. Twenty three of the paintings in this collection are on exhibit in the Steinhauer Trust Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, May 1st through June 30th, 2010. Opening Reception Saturday May 1st, 12:45 – 4:00 p.m.

All life forms on this planet proliferated, continue to flourish, and ultimately depend on the existence of trees. While the message is urgent, I consider humanity’s role on the planet as positive, with the statement that creativity is our greatest asset; that “Our carbon footprint is worthy”. Further, creative thinking is our most primal, yet highly advanced and ever-evolving contribution toward solutions to healing wrongs done and changing ingrained habits to ones that are more appreciative of the environment in general.

Purchase Art here                    

Dancing With Trees 03

Thursday, February 19th, 2009


 

Dancing With Trees 03, upper portion of 85H x 45W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas

Dancing With Trees 03, central portion of 85H x 45W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas

Dancing With Trees 03, lower portion of 85H x 45W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas

Dancing With Trees 03, signature piece for the Majesty of Trees solo exhibition, 85 x 45 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas

Dancing With Trees 03, 85H x 45W x 3D inches acrylics on canvas, wrapped sides painted, trim frame. Signature piece for the Dancing With Trees exhibition, formerly entitled ‘The Majesty of Trees’.  There is no black in this painting; the darkest areas are dioxazine purple. Aside from a couple of areas that are still questionable this painting is now finished. Specifically: I’m not sure about adding shadows and contrast on the bark of the main trees because it may take away from the cheerful expression of colors.

Progress in previous posts:  January 19th and 30th

The name of the exhibition changed to ‘Dancing With Trees’ to avoid plagiarizing the title of a book, ‘Majesty of Trees’.


 

$350.00           Buy Now Using PayPal


 

Dancing With Trees 02

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007


 

Dancing With Trees started Aug.30, 2007  Dancing With Trees in progress: Sept. 4  Dancing With Trees - Sept. 6

Dancing With Trees - Sept. 10 details  Dancing With Trees - early details using drips  Dripping varnish, and painted upside down

 

Dancing With Trees 02, 48H x 48W x 1D inches acrylics, matt and semi-gloss glaze medium, and semi-gloss varnish on canvas, trim frame
Dancing With Trees 02, 48H x 48W x 1D inches acrylics, matt and semi-gloss glaze medium, and semi-gloss varnish on canvas, scene continues onto trim frame
Layers of glaze washes used in final stages: Hansa yellow light, Pthalo blue, Pthalo green, Permanent green, thio violet, Mars black, Cadmium red light, Dioxazine violet
This piece is an example of work that does not reflect the original vision, but is turning into something much more interesting. To help enhance the character of cedar branches I’ve dripped water, paint, glazes, and varnish across patches of color, splattered it on with a brush and also painted it turned upside down. This left sheen and textures not captured in photos; best seen in person.
Dancing With Trees 02,  started August 30th – several progression details posted on different dates are combined in this post. The oil pastel with the same name, first version, posted in March 2007, inspired the painting.

$550.00              Buy Now Using PayPal


 

Dancing With Trees 02 work in progress

Monday, September 17th, 2007


 

48H x 48W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas
Dancing With Trees 02, 48H x 48W x 1D inches acrylics on canvas. Layers of glaze used in final stages: Hansa yellow light, Pthalo blue, Pthalo green, Permanent green, thio violet, Mars black, Cadmium red light, Dioxazine violet

It’s the sky’s turn

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007


 
Sky detail, Dancing With Trees

It’s the sky’s turn to dance! White glaze will attach itself to the varnish I dripped on the other day.

Dancing With Trees 02 – progress

Monday, September 10th, 2007


 

Dancing With Trees - Sept. 10 details  Dancing With Trees - early details using drips of varnish  Dripping varnish, and painted upside down for about four hours

Dancing With Trees - Sept. 6(WIP Acrylics)  Dancing With Trees in progress: Sept. 4  Dancing With Trees, started August 30, 2007  Dancing With Trees started Aug.30, 2007

Dancing With Trees 02, started August 30th – 48H x 48W acrylics on canvas – progression details are combined into one post. The oil pastel with the same name, posted in March 2007, inspired the painting.

I’ve tried lots of new things with this one – am hoping to keep just the impression of branches. I don’t want too many details.  Using washes and glazes to help create the cedar branch texture I’ve dripped water, paint, glazes, and varnish across patches of color, splattered it on with a brush and also painting upside down.