“Rooted In Joy”


This painting was a milestone for two reasons. It was the first time I painted “big” and the first painting that felt like I was homing in on my style. It was the same decision, over and over again: what do I shape and cover up? What needs to stay? I love the drips from the wet-on-wet technique that produced the dendritic elements. They reminded me of roots and grounding the self deep into the earth–into joy.


Original mixed media piece on canvas with acrylic, texture media, collage elements, Neocolor crayon, pencil, and Posca paint pen.

Framed in hard cherry.

Frame Details: Framed in natural cherry.
Framed Size: 62 x 50 x 2(inches)
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