AbunDance

water-bearer-blog.jpg-The Water Bearer,”16X20 “, is my latest work. It was a trial of mixing two mediums together: acrylics and oil pastels. The contrast of the two satisfy the desire to use quick drying acrylics for the base, and the pliable, malleable oil pastels for highlights and details. You can smudge them with your finger, push it over a little, mush it around with a stick- it’s YOUR painting, you can do what ever you want! Isn’t free expression wonderful?
I like the outcome and will use the combo again in future work.

— Have you thought about how many plastic bottles of water you’ve bought and tossed away, half finished? Deciding which designer, distilled, vitamin infused, flavored, filtered, imported brand we would spend up to $4 a bottle for?

-We are spoiled and lucky. I was looking to capture the travails of someone who carried water as though it was vintage wine, not spilling any, often being more valuable than food.
A friend said ” She has sad eyes”! Good”, I thought, I guess I captured what I was looking for. She didn’t just come from the vending machine!

frangcaterpillarblog.jpg-If Dr. Seuss designed prison clothes, I think this is what he’d have done.
This comical creature is the Frangipani Caterpillar, which is actually a worm. Read about its’ symbiotic relationship to the host tree and why the tendency to kill it should be resisted.

jumbieduo-blog.jpg-And while you’re digesting all of this, have a look at our amazing Mocko Jumbie stilt walkers, wowing the crowds in a Manhattan parade.
And you thought YOUR feet hurt after a day of work?!

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3 Responses to “AbunDance”

  1. carolking Says:

    What a beautiful painting. I can see the heaviness of the jug she’s carrying on her head and her shoulders. The skin tones in your paintings are always so rich. Another wonderful painting!

  2. nmoskovitz Says:

    Bonnie, I enjoy both your writing and your paintings! You have been tagged. Info on my blog at http://nmoskovitz.blogspot.com

  3. nathaliewithanh Says:

    Thank you so much for your incredibly sweet comment. The funny thing is I saw your Water Bearer at the Good Hope School exhibit back in February. I remember it very well because I liked it so much. So needless to say, you made my day: compliments coming from such an accomplished artist make me smile from ear to ear!

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