Diamond Dust Trail 2021.08.17

Original drawing on charcoal paper. Originally drawn on the date in the title at 18 in x 24 in. The drawing comes from daily sketchbook journal that chronicles images in morning or golden hour that captured the artist's attention. More affordable prints also available in Work on Paper: Prints.


As the buyer or collector be assured that this is a contemporary, modern and accomplished abstract drawing.


This work has been shown at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and commented on in the quarterly magazine Artweek.


The artist's mentors have been these art masters:


Emilio Vedova (Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy) ,

Howard Warshaw (Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Their raw passion, energetic, expressive, gestural approach and use of earth tones and black and grey both impressed the artist.


Artist's favorites are sunlight at a particular time of day captured through trees, paths through misty woods and strange botanicals, seeds, moss, lichen, mushrooms. Also mountain ridges, the coast and memorable people from her past.


Each image is a negative image from its black background. Essentially the main drawing tool is the eraser.


Drawing in nature is a spiritual communion: meditative, peaceful, simple act of gratitude when one feels open, spacious. The light in the drawing could signify the opening of the heart and mind.


"A gift is a thing we do not get by our own efforts. We cannot buy it; we cannot acquire it through an act of will. It is bestowed upon us."-Lewis Hyde


"There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." -Leonard Cohen.

It is an aha! moment when we make a deep connection or realization.


5% of proceeds are donated to the research institution Center for Mindful Self-Compassion created by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. 

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Diamond Dust Trail 2021.08.17

SKU: orDDT_2021.08.17
  • Yes, you may return it! Please wrap carefully in same packaging it came in, request signature and mail to Barbara Phelps at the Kelseyville, California address (at your expense, thank you).

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