Saturday, February 6, 2010

Possibilities

Possibilities (2010) 8 x8 in. encaustic on board

I haven't been totally neglecting my art work over the last several weeks. I have three new pieces finished for my Reading a Garden show in late May. YES! I also took time out from that series to create the work above. Possibilities is going to be part a collection of original art work that Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL) will use as a fundraiser for the organization. There will be several winners in the ticket draw , each winner will receive a collection of 6 original works of art. The event is called 6 Easy Pieces. The tickets go on sale around mid February. This is a fundraiser that will will pay artists 50% of the value of the work. So I get something out of it too. Maybe I'll be lucky and win one of the collections when I buy a ticket. All the work will soon be posted on the VANL site.

In Possibilities we are reminded that seeds promise the energy of new life when the world is fallow.

9 comments:

Kathy said...

A truly marvelous painting, Margaret! I love the concept, design, muted palette, and nuanced forms. It's elegant and "free."

hwfarber said...

Kathy said it--simply elegant.

-Don said...

Margaret... Kathy got it so right I don't know what to add except good luck on the sale and the drawing... -Don

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I wish I could use italics here or bold up the words, but this is incredibly beautiful.

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Celeste Bergin said...

it is a piece that seems to imply peacefulness and serenity. It is quiet--but assured.

Shayla said...

Margaret, it's wonderful. The little brown dots are precious. The sweetness reminds me of traditional Chinese art and the color scheme balances out the delicate marks. It gives me the impression of a gentle manner with inner strength.

Miki Willa said...

This is beautiful. The encaustic technique adds a sense of mystery to the piece that is quite appealing. I also like the muted palette.

Victoria Pittman said...

This is beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my blog too. I recently became interested in encaustic and am now totally obsessed. My love for Newfoundland also drew me to your place. I plan a trip there next year and would love to combine it with a workshop in encaustics.So you teach or know where there might be classes?
Thanks in advance
My email is bukulu@gmail.com
All the best
Victoria