Spring in the Studio

Hello friends and Happy Spring! 

With the temperatures warm enough to feel the grass between my toes and the pleasure of two recent hikes in Forest Park with my family I am definitely feeling the energy of Spring in the studio. I am painting with acrylic on birch panels and feeling the moss muse inspiring me. Here are some pics of works in progress...click below...

I love seeing the familiar shapes of constellations show up in lichen on the path.

It was fun catching up with you. If you'd like to receive my seasonal newsletters please let me know. You can find me on FB, Instagram or send me a message at robertaaylward@gmail.com. Happy Spring!

More space exploration...

This morning I started thinking more about black holes and event horizons. I'm already thinking about edges, boundaries and thresholds and now here's a line in space, that when crossed, has enormous consequences. I was trying to figure out how to portray that feeling of gravity or pulling of an object getting sucked from light into darkness. This space object or star looks more like it's happy in orbit, maybe just before the beginning of its end.

Work in progress, acrylic on birch panel, 42 x 28 inches

Work in progress, acrylic on birch panel, 42 x 28 inches

October 3

I got to spend time in the studio on my birthday with my favorite helper. We started working on this painting together. It helps to have such a free spirit insist on helping you with your work; I am glad I was able to relinquish control of the paintbrush.