A Little Bit About the Pieces Up For Sale...

i thought i'd share a little bit about the process behind the pieces.  the works i have for sale on Saatchi Online are two pairs of works. i don't necessarily feel that they need to sell together, but i did create them in pairs because they always existed in my mind together. 

the first pair i want to talk about are Tea and Rice.  when i painted the teapot and the rice bowl, i was really taken with the simplicity of the shapes of the two items whose purpose is to contain something. to contain something that brings me comfort. and there is a certain ritual associated with the act of consuming both tea and rice.

 Tea

Tea

 Rice

Rice

the second pair are Let's Go Fly a Kite and The Dreamy Fish.  both were inspired by a feeling of nostalgia and escape.  while i love being a mother to my three children, there are moments when i long to just fly away on a kite and leave everything behind, or sit in a paper boat and float on a pond, dreaming away my time.  The Dreamy Fish was also inspired by Erik Satie's music of the same name.

all four of these pieces are originals on 9x12.25 inch Arches watercolor paper.

 Let's Go Fly a Kite

Let's Go Fly a Kite

 The Dreamy Fish

The Dreamy Fish