~ featuring the art of Cia Williford of Briarwood Studio ~

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Always Reach for the Stars

I've put one of my favorite sayings in my latest work, a mixed media collage piece called "Always Reach for the Stars." I'm still trying to find my voice as an artist (but do seem drawn to painting a lot of angels), and still trying to find the right balance between chaos (messy, grunge-y) and order. One of these days, I'll get it just right. :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Listen: An Angel

Dealing with Dad and the complications that arise from his Alzheimer's, I haven't had a lot of time for painting lately. Which is a shame, as I find it very therapeutic. But, we do what we can, when we can, right? :)

One of my favorite online art teachers, Tamara Laporte, offers a class called "Collage, Paint and Soul" in which she demonstrates a technique she calls "paint-over collage." Really quite fun. I had time over the holiday weekend to experiment and here's what I ended up with. I *really* love this little gal. The painting is called "Listen."