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New Mini Painting: Mixing it Up

I’m having so much fun with these little paintings. I just added this to the shop last night:

Mini painting and easel-Collage and acrylic tree with suns on canvas

Mini Mixed Media Painting with Easel-$21

This little painting is about 2×2 and features a black tree with three yellow suns on a background of collaged book pages from Gulliver’s Travels, one of my favorites. It comes with the little black easel. These mini paintings are great decorations for small rooms, work desks, and anywhere else we may need a little art in our lives.

Available here.

Have a lovely day!

New Painting-Living Ghost

All of us, at some point in our lives, become ghosts. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we die, but we forget to be present. We might live in the past or the future, or another world entirely. We move through our lives like ghosts; there, but not really there.

We might watch but not participate. Maybe we go through the motions, but our minds are somewhere else or even worse, numb.

This painting is a reminder to be present. The ghost girl is there, but not really there. She is not reflected in the water like everything else. She gazes up at the moon, but seems to ignore everything else around her.

I actually painted this canvas green and black in October, but the original idea I had for it fizzled out. I’m glad I let the canvas sit for awhile. I had other ideas for it, but none of them stuck until this one. I’m glad; this one feels special to me. I also painted this because I decided that I believe in ghosts. Don’t worry, I didn’t have a scary experience or anything, it’s just one of those things that clicked for me; it finally made sense.

This piece is available for purchase here.

Have a great weekend!

-McKella

New Painting-I’m in Awe

Sometimes, we just need to stop and drink it all in. Look out at our lives and marvel at the sheer miracle of existence, the beauty of the landscape, and know  that you can always change, this is always the first step. The rest  of your life starts now, in this moment.

I painted this piece because I knew I was standing at the beginning of an amazing journey. I just wanted to take a moment to look around, to stop and think of all the events that miraculously led me to this moment.

I believe that things happen the way they need to happen, that we are led to where we need to be. I don’t believe in chance or luck. It never ceases to amaze me how seemingly meaningless events can have such a massive impact on our lives. It’ s funny how we realize this years later, that how that person you sat next to in class would continue to inspire you years later, how you’d learn so much from a situation that seemed miserable at the time, and how you happened to be in the right place at the right time.

The perfection, the possibility, and knowing that this moment will somehow propel me through my journey leaves me awe-struck.

This painting features a silhouetted figure on a bench in a panoramic, surreal landscape in yellow, brown, orange and forest green. The landscapes includes mist, four celestial bodies and three trees that are shedding their scarlet leaves into the unseen breeze.

This piece is now available on Etsy.

Acrylic on Canvas 24X48

What has brought you to this moment? Where are you going?