Yesterday I had an unexpected and kind comment from someone who visited my gallery. This came during a time when I've been considering attempting another gallery show. It's been awhile, and I've never done one in Baltimore where I imagine the competition is considerable. I don't think people realize how much their comments can motivate and inspire. So if you happen to stop by again, thank you Laura!
The pumpkinseed sunfish started my series of stone paintings. I was stunned at the brilliance of his colors. I expect the vivid palettes in salt water fish, but seeing them in a fresh water fish took my breath away.
I painted 8 different types of fish from the Yellow Breeches, as well as dragonflies, luna moths, kingfishers, great blue herons and more.
My next series will probably focus on insects, using some of the new techniques I've been learning.
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!