Mixed Media - Original Paintings, Digital And & Mixed Media
DOG MAGIC--COMING HOME is a tribute to our adopted furry companion . This image came together in my studio in Asheville, North Carolina. But it started as a lengthy process –first, as a sketch from my photo of him, to pen-and-ink then, digitized as an "art-tech-block-and-carve” technique.
( I’m attracted to the technique because it can bring together bits from my original art to create a collage, digitally-rendered. Also, the elements, both abstract and organic, become “fusion art” with the objective of story telling.)
In this case, the narrative is about the joy of finding a safe space, of compassion for all living beings, and of belonging as represented by the rescue of animals. The image is from THE SECRET CHARMS OF DOGS- series. DOGS are magic. This bundle of cuteness and adventure- outrunning a darkening sky-can bring that magic home to you. .
Process:: Pen-and-ink for composition, watercolor, canvas paper, sometimes gloss medium, oil pastels, bits of acrylic paint etc.—captured as a photo to create a JPEG. Digital layering of the original materials.
Objective:: Narrative art with emotive content- that offers an opportunity for the viewer to interpret the story being told, and thus add to the story. (Some are inner landscapes.) Whether as a digital abstractionist, working as well on canvas and with photography to produce mixed media images, my hope is to engage the viewer.
Symbolism :: DOG MAGIC COMING HOME symbolizes a sense of joy of life, transitions, new perceptions that evoke positive change, the embracing of an inner - symbolic-mythic- visual landscape. This piece may have a particular appeal as the visual narrative reveals that even disparate parts can work together. My thought is that visual impressions, founded on simple or more complex designs, can build on a promising tale of life on Earth.
PHILANTHROPIC CAUSES -THANK YOU!!! A portion of the proceeds from purchases support PET RESCUE –especially our local https://www.mountainpetrescueavl.org/- and CANCER RESEARCH.
March 7th, 2022
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