Acrylic, Ink, and Tempera on Paper.
Hello Blogger Friends:) I’ve been absent from the web, but busy in painting work these past months. I’ve also just arrived home from a lovely and full visit to Portland this past 10 days and am feeling invigorated by connecting with loved ones as well as the beautiful setting that the Pacific Northwest offers. Prior to leaving for Portland, I learned that Studio Visit Magazine had published Volumes 21 and 22 and wanted to pass this along to you. The piece above along with another painting I submitted for review have been juried into print for this publication by Dina Deitsch, Senior Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. To view a copy follow this link to Volume 21. My work is under Holly Suzanne Filbert and is on pages 56 and 57 but I would recommend checking out the other selections as well. There’s some interesting stuff there:) Enjoy and I hope to share more soon. — Holly
It’s been a busy month for me with many changes and challenges. With change comes opportunity and one of the opportunities I am grateful for and excited for is my participation in a group show at STUDIOVOGUE gallery in Tornoto, Canada that opens today and goes through March 23rd, There is a reception tomorrow from 6-8 for anyone in Toronto. If you happen to make it let me know. I’ve been traveling quite a bit recently and leaving again even for something so wonderful just isn’t pragmatic. If you’d like to learn more please click on the image below:
My mother passed away last week. I was able to travel to Portland to be with her for a bit before her death, but arrived home two days before she passed. In the few hours we were all waiting as she struggled with breath, I painted two works, which I’ve digitally combined here in a work called, “The Passing”.
Death brings with it so many unexpected changes. Where there was once a life that filled space, there is emptiness. I’m writing specifically about physical space, but there is the emotional as well. Shifting energies and breath lifting her away in the wind. This is for my mother.
I haven’t participated in skinnywench’s word a week photo challenge but it was irresistible! I love the clouds!