The Art-Chain: Day 5 (Delayed)

If I told you the week I had, you would understand why Day 5 of the Art-Chain I was challenged to do last week is being posted five days late. Also, have you watched the national weather? Tennessee is under a state of emergency due to a fluke winter storm. Round 1 of the storm was on Monday. Wednesday was Round 2 and tomorrow is Round 3!

But don’t misunderstand… I am not whining about our situation (well maybe a little). When we saw what happened in our old home state of New Hampshire over the last couple weeks we felt a little bad for all the family up North. They are really having a hard time with the unbelievable snowfall they’ve been having.

However, at the same time, we also were grateful to be down South experiencing a milder climate. So we thought! Lost power, frigid temperatures, everything is covered in ice and one of my favorite old trees in our front yard came crashing down. We have lots of pretty pics and will post over the weekend. But first, I need to finish out this Five-Day Art-Chain!! (If you are unfamiliar, just go back to Day 1 or Day 2 from my posts last week.)

So here’s my three samples of work for the final Day 5.


Above painting is titled “Attention” I believe and the current owners of this painting are our good friends Karen and Eric up in Maine. If I could paint in one color, it would probably be this blue-green hue.


The above painting was part of a series where I selected a group of single words and visually depicted one word from the list. This one is titled “Brilliance” and I sold it back in 2007 I believe.

day5-Triptych red blocksOne of my favorites from my group of sold works is this triptych titled “a few landscapes.”

So that’s it! I completed the 5 days. Not necessarily five days straight but at least it was 5 days within the same month! And for my final day, I nominate my sister Michelle to post 3 pieces of her artwork for 5 Days.

Thanks Cathryn Peters, a.k.a. wicker woman, for challenging me! It was fun going through all my old works. Will have to create a similar self-challenge some time in the future!

Everyone keep warm!!

The Art-Chain: Day 1

So I was nominated via “The Art-Chain” on Facebook by Cathryn Peters, a.k.a., to post three different pieces of art I have created, and post them.

So here it goes:

Day 1: “5 Parts of Self”

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The rules are you can post any three samples of your artwork — present or past. I decided to go with my “5 Parts of Self” series I created eleven years ago in 2004. (I know, it’s five paintings and I was only to do three but I couldn’t break this series up.)

This “Quintet” was actually the second round of the five parts of self paintings. The first round, I sold each separately. And each painting did sell. So I decided to paint them all over again, but sell them as a set, which I ended up selling as well.

I decided to start with these prior paintings because it’s kind of fun to see where you were at in different phases of your creativity. I look at these now and pick them all apart! I know… bad habit. But it’s what I do. I definitely have progressed from this and am thinking of doing this series again, in the style I paint in today.

**The “5 Parts of Self” is based on an old Eastern Philosophy that the principles to the Cosmic Self: “The five principles of ether, air, fire, water, earth” unite and create the elements of all bodily forms. Ether is our spirit, Water has same energy as our heart, Fire is our soul, Earth constitutes our ‘body’ and Air is our mind.

About the nomination: The Art-Chain is a great way to let others enjoy your unique artworks. You post three different pieces of art you have created on Facebook 5 days in a row. Each day you nominate someone new to join the Art-Chain and do the same.

Cathryn Peters nominated me and I’m nominating my mother-in-law, Joanne Reynolds, a watercolor artist. If you want to be nominated next, just pop me an email!!