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2016 was a year I indulged in a ton of color in my paintings. I was feeling open and alive, almost celebratory.
But then early 2017 rolled around. Maybe it was the weather, or the political climate, or both, but I wasn't feeling colorful at all. I found myself working in a more monochromatic palette of mostly blue and white.
A few were even painted on stretched canvas, instead of my usual wood panels. There’s a lighter, staining quality and an almost water color-like feeling, versus my usual thicker work on wood panels.
I called these the Dark and Stormy Series. A reflection of, literally, the weather outside and my inner landscape.
I’m realizing more and more that I am affected by the seasons, the planetary changes, the people I love, and the people I’ve lost. My paintings are manifestations of an internal journey made external. I guess I'm just a cosmic gal. And now summer is almost here and color is talking to me again…