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Stories on Wood

My canvases are pieces of old doors and reclaimed wood that show evidence of their past through the character of worn color and texture. I follow this history in applying the foundational layers of acrylic with my fingers. Once I begin to see images emerging from these fingerpainted layers, I will draw out the forms bringing them to life. Additional layers of color and detail reveal the latest and newest Story to be told.

 

Below are a variety of pieces from my Stories on Wood Collection, featuring both visual and written Stories. If you are interested in seeing the full body of work in this collection, please contact me.

Some of my paintings are accompanied by Stories that I wrote (my interpretation of the visual). They begin with “Once upon a time….” and end with “The End.”

 

To explore this written storytelling behind the art, click the button below 

Portal

Portal

Oil Mixed Medium on Wood 9” x 5 3/8” x 1 1/8”

It Wasn't Me!

It Wasn't Me!

- SOLD - Mixed Medium on a Piece of an Old Door 14 ½” x 14 3/16” x 1 3/8”

The Festival at Twilight

The Festival at Twilight

- SOLD - Mixed Medium on Wood 10 ¼” x 5 3/8” x 1 1/8”

The Touch of Love

The Touch of Love

Oil & Mixed Medium on Wood / Hand-crafted and hand-finished custom frame outside dimensions 9 ¼” x 12 ¾”

I See You

I See You

Oil & Mixed Medium on Panel / Hand-crafted and hand-finished custom frame outside dimensions 21 7/8” x 14 7/8”

Death is Like Stepping Out of an Ill-fitted Shoe

Death is Like Stepping Out of an Ill-fitted Shoe

Oil Mixed Medium on a Piece from a Bread Maker’s Table 22 5/8” x 19 1/8” x 2”

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Oil Mixed Medium on a Piece from a Bread Maker’s Table 17 5/8” x 16 7/8” x 2” Click below to shop products featuring snippets from this piece.

The Spores and Pores of Fruiting Bodies

The Spores and Pores of Fruiting Bodies

Oil Mixed Medium on a Piece of an Old Door 11 3/8” x 14 ½” 1 3/8”

Recess and Curfew

Recess and Curfew

Oil Mixed Medium on Pieces of an Old Door Size: 26" x 13 1/2" x 1 3/4" (Diptych)

Intermission with Cupcakes

Intermission with Cupcakes

With accompanying story Mixed Medium on a Piece of an Old Door Size: 24 1/8" x 7 3/4" x 1 3/8"

The Balance of Being

The Balance of Being

With accompanying story Mixed Medium on a Piece of an Old Door Size: 10 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 1 3/8"

The Little Oops of the Daisy

The Little Oops of the Daisy

With accompanying story Mixed Medium on a Piece of an Old Door Size: 10 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 1 3/8"

Solo Flight of Thought

Solo Flight of Thought

With accompanying story Mixed Medium on a Piece of an Old Door Size: 15 3/8" x 14 3/8" x 2"

Curly Little Q

Curly Little Q

With accompanying story Mixed Medium on an Old Door Size: 11 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 1"

My Inner Reptile

My Inner Reptile

Appreciating all of what is within. Oil and Gold Leaf on Reclaimed Door Size: 11 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 1"

A Sweeping Dance with a Broom

A Sweeping Dance with a Broom

Relationships. Oil on Pieces of an Old Door Size: 40" x 26 1/2" x 3" (Framed) Frame design and finish by Heidi; crafted by Bill Henderson

The Marsh Mellow Experience

The Marsh Mellow Experience

Experiencing reality in another world. Oil on a Piece of an Old Door Size: 16 7/8" x 13" x 3" (Framed) Stock moulding - surface of frame hand-finished by Heidi

The Very 1st Hiccup of Life

The Very 1st Hiccup of Life

A gut feeling. - SOLD - Oil on a Piece of an Old Door Size: 24" x 31 1/2" x 1 3/4" (Framed) Frame design and finish by Heidi; crafted by Bill Henderson

Stretching the Apple

Stretching the Apple

Thinking outside of the box. Oil on a Piece of an Old Door Size: 44" x 27" x 2" (Framed) Frame design and finish by Heidi; crafted by Bill Henderson

When the Tickle Turns

When the Tickle Turns

When the body turns around and around it may tickle your senses. Oil on a Piece of The Very First Door Size: 14" x 14" Not for Sale (but hand-embellished prints are available)

The Nose of the FruitFly

The Nose of the FruitFly

Oil Mixed Medium on a Reclaimed Piece of Wood 12” x 5.5” x 4” -SOLD-

The Sea Of Ajuga

The Sea Of Ajuga

- SOLD - Oil on a Piece of Old Wood

It Gets A Little Bit Complicated_72dpi

It Gets A Little Bit Complicated_72dpi

- SOLD - Oil on a Piece of Old Wood

The Song of Yoni

The Song of Yoni

Oil & Mixed Medium on Wood / Hand-crafted and hand-finished custom frame outside dimensions 10” x 10 5/8”

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