This is not my painting. My Mom did this one. It is the illustration for one of her stories. She used to write fairy stories that were based on the local culture in Trinidad & Tobago where I was born. See would always tell us a story at bedtime and over the years I started to recognize a few moral "lessons" creaping into her tales.
KEYWORDS: fairy, Trinidad, Tobago, hills, sky, tree, shrub, flowers, shacks, Norah Serrao
|Trying my hand at still life - Apples and an Orange.|
This was done many years ago. When I see other artists on TV for instance, painting with a large household paint brush and creating such lovely painting I feel challenged to try and do the same. But it never works out for me. I seem to be more matched to a small brush ... I can FEEL a small brush. A giant sized house painting brush makes me want to just paint a cupbord or a wall.
|Old Kerosene Lantern|
I did this little painting years and years ago. I can't even remember why I did it or from what. However, it does remind me of the days on my Mother's Cocoa Plantation where we used to spend school holidays in an old wodden cottage. It was lovely there. At hight we would sit on the front steps and watch things like the moonlight, candle flies or listen to the music of a flute floating down the hill from the care takers house. We could also hear the frogs and the crickets ... it was magic.
|This is a plaster cast plate. I made a latex mold to cast it with. The original form shape was made with MDF that was cut with a router and scroll saw.|