Thursday, October 21, 2010

Peace Paintings

I just finished this artwork in time for the holidays.  Some time ago, I was in a designer showroom and saw a piece of eight 5 x 5 paintings grouped together like this and the idea stuck in my head.  I had this idea to bring the message of Christmas in a "whisper".  I want the viewer to get it after they viewed the piece for a while.   

Now that my girls are grown and we are no longer hanging up child-friendly ornaments and decorations, my tastes have matured also.  I can even see it with the women in the ornament exchange party I go to every year.  More women are bringing interesting balls and pieces and no longer the cute, fuzzy animal ornaments.  I'm drawn to a more organic style and feeling, a more subtle approach to Christmas. 
5 x 5, mixed media "Peace" (2nd one on left says "peace")
I also bought those velcro picture hangers so no holes in the wall when I take them down. 

Anyway, that's the idea behind it, but I'm sure come Christmas, and it will be surrounded by a goofy wind-up Santa and all those nutcrackers!  As a side note, my nutcracker trio paintings were confiscated and are now enjoying a wonderful dorm life!  Guaranteed those guys will end up like that little traveling gnome ...all over the place.


Carola Bartz said...

That is a beautiful idea, I can understand that it stuck in your head. I still love the one with the music the most. What are those velcro hangers?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love this idea! beautiful!

Suzanne said...

I love these, and the grouping. I bet they were fun to make and decide on the arrangement.