Quench, mixed media lemonade and a street artist

QUeNCH, 12" x 12" mixed media on canvas for the AHHAA Art school auction in Telluride this July

Quench, 12″ x 12″ mixed media on canvas for the AHHAA Art school auction this July

Back from a month of teaching, I’m warming up for some new paintings with little ones.

Quench, a lemonade pitcher painting, is a quick, loose, illustration with gold paint markers and Chinese newspapers. (Along with many more hidden treasures, of course). I’ll be donating this piece to the AHHAA School of the Arts auction, this July 17 in Telluride Colorado.

The event features more than 100 artworks and a myriad of services and excursions donated by the region’s artists, businesses and supporters of the school, which are auctioned in live and silent auctions. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this fun night of hobnobbing while supporting a great cause.

Painting by HUSH, street artist and toymaker

Painting by HUSH, street artist and toymaker

Art Inspiration

Cruising pinterest.com last night for art inspiration, I came across the work of street artist and toymaker, HUSH. His layers of patterns and passion really move me. The freestyle spray paint tags contrast with the elegance of the Geisha photo and I find this captivating. Along with the flowing dress patterns. I can’t help but want to follow him around for a week on the streets of London, and wiggle my finger on the spray paint can.

In other news, I’m starting a commission for a mixed media restaurant painting. It’s a three-panel, cafe-style painting with lots of yummy goodness and will surely feature some of my hand made letter stamps. 

But just between you and me …

What I really long to do, and what will happen very soon, is just to paint for the sake of painting –  freely, loosely, with paint dripping, papers tearing, ink splattering, and emotions pouring out on canvas.

Stay tuned.

To see my mixed media originals that are currently available for purchase, click here.

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