On the Canvas and Behind the Camera
I am spirited.
I see the world around me through rose colored glasses (because without them, frankly, I can’t see AT ALL.)
I create with emotion and heart. Sometimes it may involve wine.
During my workday, a break might include saving a baby bunny from one of my overly enthusiastic cats or using a palette knife to pry apart Legos. Waving said palette knife in a threatening manner along with shouting “Put down the bunny!” is also an effective strategy.
I approach my photography the same as my painting. Taking the picture equals a blank canvas. Working with it in the digital darkroom (SO glad life has changed since my undergrad days and I can work in the chemical free daylight) I merge what the camera sees with what my mind’s eye sees. This is an effective approach to housework as well. My mind’s eye sees…clean. And so it is.
I work with acrylics because I do not have the patience to work with oils. Weeks to dry? Really? In my studio that is a recipe for a super textured mixed media work, or in other words, sharing DNA with my cats.