Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Hunting Widow Series.....

Above: Hunting Widow #3, 2011, mixed media on wood, 48" w x 60"h



Above: Hunting Widow #4, 2011, mixed media on wood, 48" w x 60"h




Above: Hunting Widow #1, 2011, mixed media on wood, 48"w x 60"h





Above: Hunting Widow #2, 2011, mixed media on wood, 48"w x 60"h




As a somewhat newlywed (it will be a year this March), I am still adjusting to the fact that my husband is a die-hard deer hunter. This is something that he is quite passionate about. Ive learned about "the rut" (apparently there are a couple of these!), scent-block, doe tags, scoring deer, which way the wind is blowing, etc, etc. Im glad this sport/hobby makes him so happy, but at times, the weekends have gotten quite lonely. Ive been told by other older hunter's wives, that over time, I will be packing his bags for him, but Im not at that point yet.




One weekend, I got pretty mad, and took my frustrations out on some big wood panels. It was the best feeling in the world to throw that paint around and work through my emotions...



I enjoy working big and I had these large wood panels in my studio that I used. I love how the lines of the charcoal really show up on the wood surface as opposed to a canvas surface. None of the paintings were preplanned- I just let them happen as they happened....










so then,







The Hunting Widow Series was born.