Posts Tagged ‘hearts’
Cut grass, aluminium printing plates and tent pegs on the way into the Secret Gallery. These are my alternatives to news papers! My friend found these sheets of aluminium beside a skip, I think they are used for printing news papers. I have used some of them for dry points and a few of these even have marks scraped into them ready for printing. Our children helped gather the grass for me. I wonder will they turn into hay hearts! I enjoyed doing some land art/ interventions again and hope to do more, maybe along The Burren Way and the coast of Clare.
Have a Heartfelt journey where ever it my take you! And remember I am having an exhibition in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare with two other artists on 14th August at 8pm, I hope you can make it!
Shamrocks and Hearts Oil paint on a photo album
One St. Patrick’s Day we painted enormous shamrocks on our car and drove around with them on it for months. Not sure what we will do this year, maybe take lots of photographs to fill this photo album. It might involve green face paint!
Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Maybe Human Marianne Potterton 2009 oil on canvas
You might recognise this painting from the last post. After a few scary moments as I let our children determine the direction the painting was going, I much prefer it now to how it was. I painted with our 2 and 3 year old and learned to be freer and really enjoy the actual act of painting, not thinking about painting but just simply painting! I brought the painting together at the end with a unifying swirling green and flurries of cherry petals falling!
Beautiful Fly Marianne Potterton 2009 Oil on canvas
Birds imitating flowers Marianne Potterton 2009 Oil on canvas
Hearts and Flower Petals Marianne Potterton 2009 Oil on canvas
This mornings inspiration could be summed up in this little poem.
Marshmallow hearts and sea urchins
the giant turtle returns
she is in a trance
tears on sand
so she might survive
then disappears again
into marshmallow hearts and sea urchins.
Mariannne Potterton October 2008