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Second Mural at the New Wet Paint Building

22 August 2015

 

The sun was off the building at around 12 last week which made painting the second mural at Wet Paint bearable with perhaps the last 'heat wave' of the summer.  Passersby seem delighted with the changes Steve Taren is making with the building which hereto before was run down, abandoned, and pilfered.  Now it is breathing life and vibrancy.  Here is what one described as "whimsical" - dog, cat, dove... doing what I like to do - PAINT!   And next week I start an 8' x 40' mural on the same building.  Stay tuned!

July/ August ...oh summer summer I do Love you

17 August 2015

My oh my summer is zipping.  July was teaching at Marywood University for Arts Alive - the kids had a great exhibition after four weeks of painting, mixed media, pottery and jewelry.  The first photo is some of the instuctors and one talented teacher who took the class for continuing ed.  Second shot is a wall of the kids works - grades 5-11 .... so proud of them - they got all dressed up for their exhibiton - music, friends and family - they were thrilled.

Next is a commission piece--- do you know where this is??? I did - oh yes - Nepa is so wonderfully close to Philly and NYC. 

And now - to get up to speed, I'm working on a mural for Steve Taren who owns Wet Paint - a very busy place in South Wilkes-Barre specializing in life size cut outs as well as many other things.  Check out their site www.wetpaintprinting.com.  It's a FUN building that's transforming the block - I"m so thankful to be part of it's expansion.  And I get to paint my dog!  I mean, really, does it get any better then this?

 

 

What Gives You Joy

29 June 2015

"The Clearing" began yesterday .... in the closet ..... the question posed to each article of clothing "Does it Bring Me Joy?' If not - Get Rid of It.... then move to the kithen - do I really need two spatulas?  Do I really need five sets of salt and pepper shakers?  NO!  So, now Salvation Army has one big Element load of things that I don't need or want. 

Know what I did keep, what did bring me joy?  All the handmade things my nieces gave me and  the artworks from fellow artists friends.  The things that last are the the things that are made by hand. Period. 

What Bring Joy

29 June 2015

 

'The Clearing' began yesterday - in the closet.  The question asked for every single article of clothing, "Does it Bring Me Joy?'  Then I moved to the kitchen, do I need three sets of salt and pepper shakers? No.  And so it went, drawer to drawer... I'm not done yet - but, what did and does bring me joy are the things made by hand.  The hand carved spoon my niece made at sleep away camp, the artwork that adorns my walls from fellow artist friends.  So if the question begins there - it can continue throughout my day - does this bring me joy?  So thanks Juna Bobby and Robin Giacomo who, got this ball rolling.

A "CNP" Celebration

23 June 2015

What:  Exhibition of flower artworks in conjunction with the Back Mountain  Bloomer      Garden Tour.

            

When: Saturday June 27th 9am - 4pm

 

Why:  Our Mom was an original Back Mountain Bloomer and we were asked to show Ramah's flower garden and my artwork in honor of her.

For more information about aquiring tickets please go to: -http://www.backmountainbloomers.org/pdfs/bloomers_garden_tour_brochure_2015.pdf

Balance Yoga Expands!

22 May 2015

                       Balance Yoga Window Before

                              Balance Yoga Studio Window After

Balance Yoga Wellness Center is a "high vibration" place - I'm so fortunate to have been asked to do a handstand figure on glass by the new ower Corinne Farrell.  She, like her predecessor, Jen Ciarimboli appreciates the inclusion of fine art to add to any environment. 

Arts Longa, Vita Brevis ---- Art is Long, Life is Short

20 March 2015

April is soon approaching and I have been gearing up for a show in Tunkhannock with fellow artist and teacher Skip Sensbach.  The show opens March 29 with the reception being April 12, 2-4 ----- so put it on your calendar!

Winter Wonder Wander-scapes 2015

05 February 2015

 

 

I am finding inspiration through my windows and daily romps in the woods with Eloise.   I am going to do thirty three of them.  Three across and eleven down - framed individually in white.  Here are some so far.

And Then The Sun Came Out

31 December 2014

 

And then the sun came out --- Happy, Joyous 2015.  This image is from my morning run with Weez - the next one I do will be when there is snow on the ground!

Sublimity - The Other Works - Blue Lines with and without Shell I, II, III, IV

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Blue Lines with and without Shell I

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Blue Lines with and without Shell II

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Blue Lines with and without Shell III

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Blue Lines with and without Shell IV

Acrylic & Collage on Panel
20" x 20" 

“Blue lines with and without shell" looks to the impermanence of things - what the ocean waves bring in and what it takes away.  Always changing - never stagnant. 

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Sublimity - The Other Works - Forck, Knife, Spoon 2014

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Fork 2014

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Knife 2014

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Spoon 2014

Acrylic on Panel
Fork 48" x 24"
Spoon 54" x 24"
Knife 48" x 24"

The fork, knife and spoon has to do with food - our relationship with food - what we eat and how much can add or subtract vitality.

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Sublimity - The Other Works - Green Verticals I & II

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Green Verticals I

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Green Verticals II

Acrylic & Collage on Panel
20" x 20"

The vertical lines are an uncurrent of this entire show - I see them everywhere and these pieces are my current “landscape” interpretation.

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Sublimity - The Other Works - She Is I, II, III, IV

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works She Is II

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works She Is I

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works She Is III

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works She Is IV

Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 30"

The conch shell emerging from the dark and into the light is almost like a figure or a butterfly metamorphosing into what it is meant to be. 

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Sublimity - The Other Works - Salt & Pepper 2014

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works Salt and Pepper 2014

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works Salt and Pepper 2014

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36" 

Salt and pepper is a recurring theme over the years - It represents the light and the dark, the conscious and the unconscious - being awake or being asleep. 

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Sublimity - The Other Works - The Circle: Yellow, Blue & Red

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works The Circle Yellow

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works The Circle Blue

 

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works The Circle Red

Oil on Panel
30" x 30" 

The circles came after the conch shells - they represent a simplicity and acceptance and continuum of all that is. 

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Sublimity - The Other Works - More Play

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works More Play

Oil on Panel
48" x 72"

The idea of doing what you did as a child has interested me of late.  Like swinging on a swing gives me a sense of timelessness or doing a cart wheel and turning my world upside down. 

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Sublimity - The Other Works - More 2

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works More 2

Oil on Panel
48" x 72"

This piece began more in the light being the mirror image to “More 1”.   It has some of my ‘ten commandments’ written on it… More water, More connection, More laughter.  I guess you really need to ask for what you want  in order for the universe to deliver. 

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Sublimity - The Other Works - More 1

01 December 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity Other Works More 1

Oil on Panel
48" x 72"

This piece has gone through many transformations and layers - it represents my own transition from darkness into light.  Sometimes it is a daily journey.  I try not to question - just accept.

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Sublimity 44 - Plus

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 44 Plus

 

Ode to the abstract expressionist - Franz Kline - born and buried in Wilkes-Barre, Pa - he did large black and white masterpieces. Because he did, I can - and that’s how it works. 
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Sublimity 45 - Swimming Through

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 45 Swimming Through

 

 There is a swimmer in this painting, amongst numbers - swimming through and making it’s way - protected, guided and eternally loved. 
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