|24 x 16 inches, acrylic on canvas|
This was inspired by the tree branches on my run the other day (photo below). I am so exited for spring but I will miss the beautiful barren branches. I feel like it is chaotic. But, I feel like it is reflective of how I've been feeling. I've been overwhelmed. We've been transitioning to a new work schedule for Jason and it has thrown the whole household out of alignment. While I generally come across upbeat (well, I think I do) I feel like, under the surface, there is this dark and brooding side of my personality And, occasionally, it has to come out like it did in this painting.
|12 x 12 inch, acrylic on canvas|
I've been on this journey as I try to discover my style and voice. I feel like I am moving in the right direction. These prints are available on Etsy. So, there is a taste of what I've been working on. I have several other paintings in progress and a few others finished I didn't take into account how little my house is. I feel like I have art stashed everywhere! I also have made a few reclaimed wood signs for the show as well as a painting I did using masking tape! I hope to get the masking tape painting up soon. I thought I'd post a little tutorial about the process.
PS. My painting got photo bombed by Henry!
P.P.S. I post photos of my "works in progress" on Instagram (@jaimebarks) and on Facebook if you want to follow along.