The process of painting the portrait and capturing the personalities explained and shown here.
|Posted by Anita Brett on December 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
The chill off of this leaf. .
The sun giving images never seen in the shade
The biting nose of Frost
The cackling mouth
The BITE of Winter
|Posted by Anita Brett on November 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
The sun strongly shown in my studio
casting a glorious warmth and shadow.
The lower right tip of the leaf gave my mask an nose.
His lips- the lower right side.
Imagination and Creation
|Posted by Anita Brett on November 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
One fo the reasons I started watercolor paintings
Is that I wanted to publish a children's book on
the personalities of leaves.
I have many but have never published , printed or framed them until now.
I present to you
|Posted by Anita Brett on November 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
The radio played a song
the singer lamented that his world only included himself
both his heart and eyes saw
a homeless woman whose face stayed in his mind.
His world grew
This painting has many faceless people
the boy in the center
almost has a face
I wanted the viewer to decide how they would handle the boy in the middle.
I wanted to challenge people to consider
|Posted by Anita Brett on November 18, 2011 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
Is he a clown
Kung fu Panda
with a Matrix hand bidding forward pasage?
I think he is ready to do cart wheels off the page
break the machines. . .
|Posted by Anita Brett on November 18, 2011 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
My daughter and I went to Montterey Mexico this summer.
Most people who go to Monterrey have business ties,
We went because we had Orphan ties,
well, at least we went to build orphan ties.
We went on a mission trip with our church,
Riverview Church in Holt, MI.
We teamed up with
an International Ministry whose focus is on the orphans of the world.
We met so many children
abandoned by their parents
in need of lovin'
(not to mention food, clothing, and shelter.)
We were charged to stay involved upon our return.
We sponsored some of the children. . .
We send clothes. . .
We will send my husband and son in March. . .
My husband and I cancelled our trip to Italy
in exchange for a trip to Monterrey together,
to visit the orphans.
While here, I paint.
here is 1 in 148,000,000
|Posted by Anita Brett on March 20, 2011 at 10:36 AM||comments (1)|
so I have THINGS
LOTS of THINGS.
My gift to my husband this year
is to de-clutter
It's All Too Much!
This is also the title of a great book
I look at the news
or last week,
It's All Too Much Too!
I turn off the radio
because I'm certain
that I don't need to
the pain and tragedy
of the world.
Internalizing the pain and tragedy of the people around me,
the people that I can help
Is quite enough for today.
I will pray for my missionary friend
who has been in Japan for 20 years.
I will continue to send finacial help to Haiti and elsewhere.
turn off the radio
and look around and offer help and the touch of a friend
It's All Too Much!
|Posted by Anita Brett on March 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM||comments (0)|
When you live in Michigan
March can have madness because of the Universities Basketball teams,
but also the weather!
the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there has been
snow on the ground for all but
since December 12.
|Posted by Anita Brett on February 10, 2011 at 8:44 PM||comments (0)|
It is -10F outside tonight with the wind chill.
I was at the Spartan Basketball game with my husband.
We were ahead by 20 points at half time.
The small community here in East Lansing is refreshing.
Who you are when you are alone, is who you are to every one.
How freeing is that, , ,
I have lived in big cities,
then we moved here.
Well, Austin wasn't huge...
Finally, I love it here!
The people are genuine
The status that I thought defined people
when I lived in Southern California
Is non-existant here,
This is where
a "cleansing breath"
|Posted by Anita Brett on October 5, 2010 at 11:54 AM||comments (0)|
Kresge Art museum has Life Drawing.
I had Life drawing in New York City
But never imagined East Lansing to have such an option.
I love the colors
and quiet pose.
Gesture of Line is the title
because I am
to commonly have this as my