Exuberance Paintings

The title of this series announced itself in my head one day when I was looking at my painting, On Saturn's Edge, Exuberance. A mouthful of a title, to be sure, though the way the metallic leaf pieces formed in the wet paint did somewhat resemble the rocky outer rings of Saturn. It wasn't until later that I learned from Lyn Cowan's book, Portrait of the Blue Lady: The Character of Melancholy, about the ancient mythology of the Roman god Saturn and his association with melancholy, as well as the intimate relationship between exuberance and melancholy.
As I created more and more canvases with intense colors and metallic leaf, it struck me that the vibrance of the colors and the bright shininess of the metallics accurately expressed my experience of exuberance—that intoxicating feeling of unrestrained enthusiasm for life.


VIOLET FUSION

acrylic, metallic powder, burlap, 

heavy gel, metallic leaf on linen canvas 

with painted edges

16in x 16in x 2.5in

this painting works in multiple directions

2019

$800

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THE GOLD WILL OUT
oil, acrylic, charcoal, metallic leaf, mica flakes
on cotton canvas with painted edges
30in x 30in x 3in​​​​​​​
2009
$1,400




BACK TO BASICS I 

acrylic, metallic leaf, colored pencil

on canvas with painted edges 

36in x 36in x 1.5in

2016

$1,800

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SILVER LINING I
oil, acrylic, metallic leaf, mica flakes
on cotton canvas with painted edges
20in x 10in x 3in
2009
$600 (Silver Lining I & II can be displayed side by side)

 



SILVER LINING II
oil, acrylic, metallic leaf, mica flakes
on cotton canvas with painted edges
20in x 10in x 3in
2009
$600 (Silver Lining I & II can be displayed side by side)





EMERGENCE
acrylic, pencil, metallic leaf, wax
on cotton canvas with painted edges
36in x 50in x 2in
this painting works in multiple directions
2013
SOLD





TRUST THE PROCESS I

acrylic, glass beads, metallic leaf, colored pencil

on linen canvas with painted edges

60in x 40in x 2.5in

2017

this painting works in multiple directions

$3,200

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COME TOGETHER II

oil, metallic leaf

on cotton canvas with painted edges

20in x 20in x 3in

2008

SOLD 






TACTILE LUNAR

acrylic, metallic leaf

on cotton canvas with painted edges

60in x 36in x 1.5in

2007

SOLD






ON OUR WAY

acrylic, metallic leaf

on cotton canvas with painted edges

36in x 48in

2006

SOLD






ON SATURN'S EDGE, EXUBERANCE

acrylic, metallic leaf

on cotton canvas with painted edges

36in x 48in

2006
DONATED to Tucson Medical Center Healing Art Program






LAYERS OF YOU, LAYERS OF ME

oil, pencil, metallic leaf

on cotton canvas with painted edges

Text Reads: layers of you // layers of me

40in x 30in

2005

SOLD






GRAPHITE SHADOW

acrylic, metallic leaf

on cotton canvas with painted edges

30in x 30in

2006

SOLD





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