Friday, December 17, 2010

Spirits in the Storm . . . A New Abstract

Spirits in the Storm
acrylic glazes on 16x12" birch wood

I wish this piece was on a smaller piece of wood so that I could have scanned it. The colors look a bit richer in person. It was hard to get a good shot with the camera. Lately I am liking the scanner for taking images of my art.

I feel like it is easier working on smaller pieces of wood. But maybe that is because I am intimidated with a lot of blank space! I am still not tiring of my favorite colors so here they are again.

I titled it spirits because I see some ethereal beings over on the right. They look like they are floating in the air back to back. The colors look stormy to me in this one. Like things are being stirred up around them. And I feel as if they are being pulled toward the light near the center.

Thanks for all the great comments on my giveaway post! I am excited to see so many of you have entered!


  1. Oooooh, it really looks like a very big storm and we are actually supposed to be getting a huge storm so they say. I like it very much. You are really painting up a storm, no pun intended....tee hee:) Have a great weekend.

  2. Love all these wood pieces...very spiritual.

  3. I love these new pieces, Catherine. They certainly have an energy all their own, don't they? I'm going to have to try painting on wood one of these days... Love, Silke

  4. Ok, not sure why I called you Catherine... :-) Sorry, Cathy!! Hugs, Silke

  5. Cathy;
    Your work is beautiful . . . I have seen a progression of your work this year, I am so proud of you. You are one of those special and wonderful people I am so glad to have met this year. Love to you and your husband and I wish you blessings during this holiday season. Donna

    p.s. I love your new blog header!!!

  6. Again, Cathy, this is a great painting! love the colors.

  7. Yes, it does look like a storm, I love all the beautiful moody colors!

  8. Beautiful pieces, Cathy!
    Hugs, Diane

  9. Great piece....very intense....

    Merry Christmas