Prayers- a new series

These mixed media pieces are part of a new series I’m calling “Prayers” 
Each piece is a prayer expressed in visual form. ❤
The repeating patterns are symbolic of a spiritual language/dialogue. Just as braille forms shapes and patterns to communicate, I too am feeling my way with brush and pen to speak.

Each mixed media painting in this series is created on 4″ x 5″ watercolor paper that is handmade in Montreal and then mounted on 6″ x 8″ black mat board ready to frame. Each piece is $20

Please contact me if you’d like to purchase any of the pieces below. This is an open series so more will be added on a regular basis.

Artistic excavation 

As I was hunting through the studio over the weekend looking for something else, I came across my stash of block printing supplies and thought I was long overdue for a new run of prints. 

So I spent the weekend carving out some blocks. Here’s a look at the new pieces, I have a few more in the planning stages that I hope to carve out soon and then maybe this coming weekend I’ll have time to do a print run.


Thanks for checking things out.

Cheers,

Amanda 

New Series: Curvy

Well, I’ve started another new watercolor & Ink series.

This new series will consist of a watercolor painting background and a inked in woman.

I’m thinking I’ll call the series “Curvy”.

Each piece will be my standard 11″ x 15″ on cold press 140lb watercolor paper.

Here is the first one in the series: “Curvy #1”

Curvy 1

I have the backgrounds finished for two more and the women roughed out separately, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get another one finished in the next day or so.

Stay tuned 🙂

Cheers,

Amanda

New Year-New Art

**LOL I had this written and forgot to hit publish way to start things off**

Happy New Year 2009

Alright so I’ll admit it, I’ve been slacking.

Oh but it’s easy to do lol.

What have I been doing?

Well, I’ve been playing video games,

setting up aquariums,

cooking up a storm,

took up knitting (which takes forever lol)

and helping hubby with his new hobby(Warhammer) which is painting, just not artsy painting lol.

I haven’t entirely slacked off though, I have been working on a few different commissions (bookmarks and watercolor word art)

And I do have a piece to share.

It’s an 8″ x 10″ acrylic piece.

I was browsing through some old National Geographics  which I like to do from time to time because they’re chalked full of resource material

and stumbled across a photo of a spiderweb, which for whatever reason caught my attention and inspired today’s piece.

Now normally I’m not a fan of spiders AT ALL but I thought the web was beautiful and set off to try my own version.

So here it is:

spiderweb

I’ll attempt to post here more regularly this year and for those of you who like to shop for art you can find my artwork for sale on Etsy at themilkeway.etsy.com

Cheers and here’s wishing you a colorful and creative 2009.

Amanda