Girl in a Tree

D Pomeroy on Art and the Humanities

In my childhood home, a tree grew in the woods at the edge of the backyard whose large trunk branched gently over a ravine.  It was perfectly contoured for lounging.  And so, I did.  I spent hours in that tree, reading, writing, thinking.

This piece is an homage to that tree and my experience in it.  I call it Girl in a Tree, 45″ x 34″, acrylic on canvas.

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Cosmic Dance

The Optimism of Color

This 30×30″ acrylic painting is part of my “Mystical Promises” series exploring issues involving expectations, hopes and dreams. You can see more of my paintings at www.lindajoyceart.com

About the Optimism of Color Blog

For 365 days, I am posting a photo or piece of art that I have created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2012
Links may be used provided that credit is given to optimismofcolor.com

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New acrylic paintings!

Flighty Artist

I went on a painting spree!  I did all of these over the last four days.  I am really finding that for me, I MUST let the painting create itself.  If I try to control the process, I don’t enjoy either the process or the product as much.  If I just make each stroke as it channels through me, what results is alive and wonderful, in my opinion.  I did two paintings the first way, one that is representational, a painting of our view here at the house we will be leaving in a month to move back to Boise.  I’m not that pleased with it, but I’m glad I did it so I’ll take a piece of what was good about this place with me when I move:

16 x 20 acrylic on canvas board.

This second one I did for my 13-yr-old daughter in her favorite colors, so…

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