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She said : Say this three Times a day

26 April 2022

 

                'Rejoicing Renewal'      acrylic,collage on canvas.  72"x 18"

She said 'say this three times a day... out loud'

 

 

LOVE BEFORE ME

LOVE BEHIND ME

LOVE AT MY LEFT

LOVE AT MY RIGHT

LOVE ABOVE ME

LOVE BELOW ME 

LOVE IN MY 

LOVE IN MY SURROUNDINGS

LOVE TO ALL 

LOVE TO THE UNIVERSE

 

PEACE BEFORE ME 

PEACE BEHIND ME

PEACE AT MY LEFT 

PEACE AT MY RIGHT

PEACE ABOVE ME 

PEACE BELOW ME 

PEACE IN ME 

PEACE IN MY SURROUNDINGS

PEACE TO ALL 

PEACE TO THE UNIVERSE

 

LIGHT BEFORE ME 

LIGHT BEHIND ME 

LIGHT AT MY LEFT 

LIGHT AT MY RIGHT 

LIGHT ABOVE ME 

LIGHT BELOW ME 

LIGHT IN ME 

LIGHT IN MY SURROUNDINGS

LIGHT TO ALL 

LIGHT TO THE UNIVERSE 

 

 

 

A Unique Gift!

03 April 2022

 

 

Kathy Coslett gave her husband, Doug, a gift certificate from me December 2021. The idea was for him to ‘commission me to do a painting he would like.

 

Doug said: I want my family to be in the painting so they know how important they are to me. He shared what art works of mine he liked and others that he had seen. After talking he shared many photos and gave me the freedom to interpret what I felt and heard him saying. The piece came to life in my mind. 

 

I picked a photo of the four Coslett’s on vacation in Grand Cayman.  I loved the way they were all intertwined and connected. Using marks to show this, I made colorful lines going over them, through them and all around them just as the air and environment they exist in.  My attempt was to show that even if they aren’t always physically together, they always carry one another within themselves, wherever they are. 

Kathy Coslett gave her husband, Doug, a gift certificate from me December 2021. The idea was for him to ‘commission me to do a painting he would like.

 

Doug said: I want my family to be in the painting so they know how important they are to me. He shared what works of mine he liked and others that he had seen. After talking he shared many photos and gave me the freedom to interpret what I felt and heard him saying. The piece came to life in my mind. 

 

I picked a photo of the four Coslett’s on vacation in Grand Cayman.  I loved the way they were all intertwined and connected. Using mark to show this, I made colorful lines  going over them, through them and all around them just as the air and environment they exist in.  My attempt was to show that even if they aren’t always physically together, they always carry one another within themselves, wherever they are. 

Eleven New Works at Mt. Airy in the Poconos!

17 March 2022

 

 

 

 

Some neat renovations are happening at Mt. Airy in the Poconos!  It was so great to hang eleven new pieces and to work with Sharon Lehman, a wonderful interior designer who I've been friends with for years.

 

Have I told YOU lately that I LOVE YOU?

14 February 2022

 

 

Have I?  Well, I do. 

 

 

 

 

A New Year -2022!!!

06 January 2022

 

 

 

They Chose the Gift of Art

30 December 2021

                                           'Trixie and Honey'

 

                                           'Pinot and Carmel' 

A novel could be written on these four dogs from two different families.  The love they gave and received is beyond measure.  One of the four is still in physical form.  The other three live on in spirit.  Like my friend Karolina once said : 'they get you in places you never knew you had......' 

 

 

 

 

Some Tears Fell....

28 December 2021

                        "Charlie and Ella "  They said: we love the art you created!

 

 'Cookie'.  She said : Thank you for making me give the most amazing gift ever!!!!

 

 'Hurricane '  she said: Just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are of the painting, Dave was really surpised. There 

were tears in his eyes. 

 

 'Sam'. She said: "it came to me in mediation to give Jo this perfect gift, she adores Sam! 

 

Here are some dog portraits from this holiday season.  I was as excited as the 'giver' for the 'receiver' to see their beloved pet painted to have and behold forever.  These dogs get me, when I paint them, I truly connect and feel as if they were mine!  

 

 

 

Seeing a common Thread

21 November 2021

 

 

  I'm seeing a common thread in a my works as of late smiley

 

 

 

Mother Nature Strutting Her Stuff

21 October 2021

                      Lake Louise Reflection 40" x 40" silk paint on charmeuse

My high school field hockey coach, Robyn Jones said,  'fall is when mother nature struts her stuff.'  I see her strutting her stuff in all seasons, but fall beauty is a way of saying - 'hang in there through the winter!'

 

Morning Fog

24 September 2021

 

So much is unknown yet with magical timing, the fog will lift and the clearing will shine the light on the perfect path.

 

Big Darn Friendly Dog Coming at You

27 August 2021

 

 

 

Otis was the 'model' for the latest mural which commemorates the opening of the largest indoor dog park in Pennsylvania, appropriately named WAGS.  Here dogs and cats can be boarded, groomed and romp around obstacle courses interacting and playing with one another.   

 

 

 

50th Birthday Present!

24 June 2021

                "Family of Five.... Actually Seven"  60" x 87" acrylic on canvas

 In lieu of going to Paris to celebrate her fiftieth birthday because of the pandemic, she requested a painting by me for her dining room.  The painting is an representational interpretation of her family of five... well, actually,  seven ☺️

 

Today I went to Mocanaqua!

16 June 2021

 

 
 
 
How neat is it for a great grandfather to want his great grand sons to be permanently on his house?  Today I put the images of these two adorable boys on his house, an idyllic location with calming views of the Susquehanna river.
 
 

The Inspiration... It's All Around You

26 May 2021

 

 

 

He said, 'where did you get the idea for this?'  I said, 'I looked out my window.'  We live in such a beautiful area, the inspiration, it's all around us.  Recent hangings in one of the  newly renovated dining areas at Mt. Airy Lodge in the Poconos, Pa. 

 

 

 

A Recent Commission -

10 May 2021

 

 

The owners of this painting are avid bike riders, they wanted a piece similar to my painting BRIGHT for their home - can you see the hidden bikers, riding up the notorious hills of northeastern Pennsylvania??? 

 

 

Ahhh.... Spring... Are You Really Coming?

02 April 2021

                              'April Renewal'  silk paint on charmeuse silk     

Yesterday I did one of my most favorite things, I picked daffodils and lovingly brought them inside.  This morning they greeted me with their exuberant levity and color.  I am so thankful for the promise of renewal that comes every year.  So true that everything to be learned about life can come from watching mother nature do her thing. 

 

This silk painting 40" x 40" stretched is my latest piece - it's making me smile... a lot!!!smiley ps. I woke up two days in a row to snow! 

You Couldn't Script This...

01 February 2021

The last four people who have sent me photos of my work in their homes, placed the piece on their mantle above the fireplace with each exclaiming, 'the place of honor'.  What an honor, indeed! : )

 

                   

                       Silk painting now living in Scranton, Pa 

                 

 

                       Maine house portrait now haning in Washington DC

 

 

                           Silk painting now hanging in Kennsington Square, Pa

 

      Only these two paintings from condo  were saved from fire in Philly, Pa 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Person Worth Knowing

07 January 2021

Writer Dawn Leas has a newly published book "A Person Worth Knowing."  I feel so honored to have been asked for one of my paintings to grace its cover.  Last night I read most of the poems becoming mesmerized by Dawn's ability to see the most infinite details in everyday living.  What a gift her observations share with the world! Thank you Dawn!!! 

 

 

 

BRIGHT AND BUOYANT

31 December 2020

 

 

Yes - that sums it up .... a BRIGHT AND BUOYANT 2021..... Love, Leigh : )

 

 

 

Christmas Commissions and the Responses they got!

26 December 2020

                                    "The painting was a hit!!! smileyheart Thanks again!" 

 

 

"Beautiful job Leigh, I loved it, the new owner loves it, she was.moved to tears.  It was appreciated, I am grateful for you."

 

 

                          "Hi Leigh, I love my painting so much, thank you!!!"