Hawthorn for the New Year 2018

I've been busy, busy working on many new things at once. So much creativity is rushing in, and not enough free time to channel it. This is a painting I started on the New Year, Hawthorn. Every year it has been a tradition for me to start a new painting on the New year for the upcoming year. One year, I stayed up all night and completed a painting start to finish. That doesn't happen very often. I started this one and painted all evening into the new year, but it got tabled for a while and now moving with it again.

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I am trying something I haven't done before, painting on raw canvas. Trying to usher in my new artists' statement principles. Will see how it turns out. It is already very different and textured, rough and raw. I like the way it makes me paint differently.

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Hawthorn is a beautiful shrubby tree that bears edible fruit. It is most known for it's medicine for the heart. We have a native variety here, but it has black berries. The one I am painting is the european variety and has beautiful red fruit. This is to strengthen our hearts for the year to come.

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I'll post more pictures when it is finished. Stay tuned and create abundance.

New Platform

I'm very excited about the new possibilities for a new platform I'm trying out with my art. I've just signed up with www.fineartamerica.com. It makes my art more accessable to interior designers and business professionals. This is an area I've wanted to throw my hat in for a long time but never had the time to focus on starting it. Well it's happening, and I'm rolling it out slowly but surely. Please stop by and check it out. It makes it so easy to purchase prints for your interior. 

Here's the link to my printable art

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/cindy-ruprecht.html

Elemental Sculpture Show 2017

A few shots of the show going on right now. Beautiful sculpture for the wall, floor and garden.

 Confluence Gallery

Confluence Gallery

 Scorched - Wood wall sculpture

Scorched - Wood wall sculpture

This piece was created by "doing things" to the wood. All by elements....Acid treatment, flame thrower, grinder, sander, hammering, drilling, water and sun. Was so much fun to just use tools for effects. No paint, no waste, just scrap wood and a little creativity.

 Scorched - close up

Scorched - close up

Water Alter - Elemental Sculpture Show 2017

My new piece for "Elemental Sculpture" is a Water Alter. It was made by hauling stones from War Creek one by one. It was a dry creek bed so these stones were worn smooth by water and hold the memories of water. It was inspired by Grandma Aggie of the 13 indigenous grandmothers. I watched countless hours of footage of her speaking for the water. I then took some of her quotes and painted them on the rocks as they flow around the circle in water painted on the stones. The vessel in the center is a found object from the metal drive here, so it is salvaged.... It was perfect! While it is in the gallery viewers are prompted to write prayers for the water and place it in the circle of stones. Hopefully it will be full of prayers!

 Water Alter

Water Alter

 Confluence Gallery - Elemental sculpture 2017

Confluence Gallery - Elemental sculpture 2017

Cedar Moon Neckpiece

Hot off the beading table! Cedar Moon just finished on the full moon. Infused into this piece is the enegy of the green earth and Gaia. The patience and endurance of the cedar tree to stand strong through tough times coupled with the knowledege of knowing from grandmother moon. The green jade is also very protective and grounding. Perfect for these times!

Cedar Moon Neckpiece