In February I applied for an emerging artist exhibition at the Long River Gallery in White River Junction, VT. I had an idea to create what I call littles, 4″x4″ watercolor/pen & ink paintings mounted on wood panel. I wanted to create 72 of these pieces and hang them all together so they can be separate or make a larger piece. I wanted them to look as if they went together, but would stand on their own as well.
When I am walking through the woods, or anywhere really I tend to look at the ground and try to spy something interesting. When I thought of this project I thought this might be a fun theme to work with. So I did it, I created 72 littles that were images of the ground. Mostly leaf litter at different stages of the year. Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter.
Now that I had all of the littles painted, I needed a proper way to hang them that created a larger piece. I went to my husband on this, and we put our ideas together and came up with way to display all 72 of my littles.
This project taught me patience, and now I know that I can create a crazy project and complete what I set out to do. At times I thought I never, ever want to see another leaf again but I was able to stick with it. My littles are currently for sale at Long River Gallery, stop in and check them all out if you get a chance!