Well, the Bead Tree collection continues to grow (they even have their own online gallery now!)! And on this fateful Saturday morning it looks like there will be several more before the day is through. Without further ado, let me introduce the newest members. Thanks for checking them out!!
It's nearly Mardi Gras time!!!!!! Here in the Big Easy, the King Cake contests are in full swing, and boas and beads are starting to surface in the streets. One of my favorite things about Carnival Season is the way the beads get stuck in the trees. Oftentimes, they spend all year among the leaves, either falling down or fading in color. They inevitably get dislodged and replaced with bright new shiny ones when Mardi Gras comes around again a year later.
With these paintings (oil and acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"), I'm exploring the interplay between nature and man-made beauty. The image of beads in the trees has always seemed iconic to me, and I like the idea of the trees participating in Carnival and being welcome members of the Mardi Gras crowds. I think these little paintings are lucky, and signify the magic of keeping the Mardi Gras spirit in our hearts and minds year round.
Original, signed Bead Tree paintings are $410 each and can be ordered by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for prints and other goodies based on the Bead Tree Paintings!
The Notebook Series features original doodles on canvas-turned-giant-looseleaf paper, and now that series has a new spin-off!! The Scrapbook Series memorializes all the fun things you find in your pockets and bags at the end of a journey. The first in the series is a painted Charlie Card, in honor of the T public transport system in Boston. It is 20" x 16", oil and acrylic on stretch canvas. I hope you like it.... More painted travel mementos to come!!
Oh yeah... the original features people instead of giraffes. I just couldn't resist putting an original spin on such an already cute design ;).
Hi, my name is Ally Burguieres. When I'm done painting I update this blog with new paintings, events, and news!