Branching Out is a new painting series released February 2021.
This past year has been full of challenges and it has often been difficult to maintain hope for the future. We’ve been hunkered down in our own pandemic bubbles and our ideological bubbles, which may help us feel safe and secure but also may keep our worlds small. We have had to be flexible and creative and resilient.
Branching Out is a series of 14 paintings that honor the safety and comfort of the bubbles in which we’ve been living. It also celebrates breaking out of those bubbles to connect with our larger communities, our environment, and our belief that a better world is possible. Each painting is 8x10 inches and was created with watercolor, acrylic, and thread on paper.
The entire series can be viewed in the 2020-2021 tab to the left. To purchase, please visit my shop to see what is available.
Guiding a painting through the sewing machine connects me to past generations who created quilts to warm their loved ones. I infuse that same love and intention of warmth into my paintings.
My imagined landscapes blend buildings and natural elements. I use paint and thread to create a world of color and texture that is grounded in hope.
Check out The Found Painting Project, where I post small paintings on trees for people to discover and take home. Follow @chaiwolfman and #foundpaintingproject on social media to find out more and see where we've been and where we're going. Click on The Found Painting Project to see images of all the paintings in the project so far.
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