And the bells did sing, Wedding Portraits 2015

  It’s been a blessed year with numerous family weddings. Three of my cousins were wed – one in spring and two over the summer. 

Each image was created using layers. The transparency of watercolor, a favorite of mine, adds a light, glowing element to each image. 

  
The backgrounds contain text important to each of the couples – from pi-day to vows to scripture. 

Joyously, gold ‘confetti’ falls in shining squares as a frame around each couple. 

  
Congratulations, cousins! 

(Each couple also received coloring pages of their wedding – I frequently use layered pieces and projection to keep my paper pristine and white). 
       

    
 
  
  

Tyler Clementi, #ArtToEndViolence

Detail, #ArtToEndViolence; Winner, Award of Excellence in Fine Art, Watercolors, California State Fair, 2015
Detail, #ArtToEndViolence;
Winner, Award of Excellence in Fine Art, Watercolors, California State Fair, 2015

On September 19, 2010, Tyler Clementi was filmed without his consent kissing another man, publicly outed and shamed on social media. As a result he jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on September 22, 2010. He was 18 years old. This occurred at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

A Portrait of Trayvon Martin #ArttoEndViolence

#ArttoEndViolence
#ArttoEndViolence

Trayvon’s portrait reads:

On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed after buying candy from a convenience store. His killer, George Zimmerman, who followed the boy before fatally shooting him, claimed self defense and was later acquitted for the boy’s death.

Trayvon was 17 years old. This occurred in Sanford, Florida.

 

The complete #ArtToEndViolence set was accepted to the 2015 California State Fair where it won an Award of Excellence in Fine Art.