While still in Montana, deep within the studio, working on the book and finishing the glazes on the large oil painting, “Reflections Glimmer in Wavering Need”, I primed three rag paper pieces. These were mounted on rigid foam board that is very light and easy to move around. Especially easy and inexpensive to crate and ship back to my Chicago studio in the fall.
The first oil pastel was a vertical created around the idea of gifts. Gifts that are given and gifts that are received. Gifts received that come from an unending source, a source deep within our consciousness. Gifts that are given through the cleansing of pain and suffering, that process of looking deep within to understand and embrace, then let go.
These gifts are found in beauty and truth and from gratitude in the unfolding.
“In Grace Unfolding” 62”x43” 2013 oil and oil pastel on rag paper