Sunday, January 30, 2011
22"x15" Oil On Linen
30% of the sale price of this painting will be donated to CASA. I have been a court appointed special advocate for several years. We are volunteers from all walks of life who are appointed by a judge to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children who are in the court system. CASA is operated on donations and needs all the help it can get. As I painted this piece I was thinking about the things human beings need, food and water, safety, a home with love and respect. So many of us take these things for granted, but for a child in the system these basic needs can seem out of reach, especially love, and we all deserve love. If you are interested in purchasing please visit my website at www.annespoon.com.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The inspiration for this painting came from the bottle. I saw it at a friends house and just had to paint it. The irridescence is gorgeous. What to put with it and the fact that it is very tall was a challenge compositionally. I had this bottle for a month or more before this idea came to me. Lots of experimenting and finding just the right characters to tell this story and this is it. Now my problem is what to title it. I like the fact that my paper birds are protecting their nest from the painted bird so humm, I give up. Can anyone help?
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This neat fountain is in a building in our downtown. Our doctors offices are in this building. While new facilities are being built out of tin, this beautiful old building stands partly unoccupied. People walk past this marble fountain without a second look. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is everywhere in this building. Maybe it's easier to slap up something new than to restore something old, but how boring we are in our modern aesthetics. This fountain is a work of art and when I set up in the hallway to paint it passersby stopped to take notice of it and they too found the beauty they had overlooked.