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An Alley in Port-au-Prince

22 Jun

Little watercolor painting of an alley in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Artist: Rebecca Taylor

No, I was not hanging out in allies while I was in Haiti.

Having never been to the country, I entered the range rover that drove me two and a half hours to Hinche and just began immediately snapping photos. (That’s what I do.) “I may never be here again,” I thought to myself, and proceeded to collect as much photographic evidence of my existence in Haiti that I could.

The range rover sped through the pot-holed streets of Port-au-Prince, crept through throngs of at-risk pedestrians, and wound its way through mountainous volcanic cinder cliffs towards the central plateau where I dwelled for seven days. And I just snapped away unable to get those beautiful, crystal clear, highly professional photographs. I could have cared less. These little blurry, hastily captured, snippets of off-the-cuff images of random Haitian life form a collection of vignettes that feeds me inspiration for future art pieces.

The little paintings that this experience has led me to create are very small and playful. I was unable to obtain any firm grasp on Haiti while I was there so these little watercolors reflect, in their swiftness of creation, my fleeting visit.

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Two Years Busy but I’m Back!

14 Jun

Just to get back into the swing of things, I thought I’d just warm up with a simple tile repost of some of my favorite pieces. Stay tuned for a recap of my photography exhibit at the Downtown Richmond Library this past January, Social Painting events I have hosted over the past couple of years, student art, new landscape paintings of New Mexico, and upcoming learning opportunities.

I have adopted Instagram which tends to show studio activity, from the various materials I am using, to the tunes being played while I work, plus a few random ponderings.  I can be found here: http://www.instagram.com/rebecca.taylor.art/

I am so excited!

16 Jan

I was Tuesday’s featured artist on Jenniebellie Studio! See my art and read my interview here:

http://jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com/2014/01/tell-all-tuesday-featured-artist.html#comment-form

This piece was inspired by Jennie

Forsythia

Abstract Expressionist Tree

4 Nov

Abstract expressionist tree

 

acrylic on board

Sidewalk in November

1 Nov

Sidewalk in November

 

Oil on Canvas board

I am thankful that November is welcoming us with plenty of warmth today. Now, if I could convince her to give us sunshine…