While practicing my tendus at ballet class at Joffrey Ballet Studios, Chicago, one morning I noticed a beautiful scene. Among the hustle and bustle on State Street, a family of sparrows was sharing a meal in a freshly leafed out elm tree.
Coming August 1 at Christenberry Collections is a new collection of oil paintings on exotic and American hardwoods! Custom designed, cut, and finished wood panels including Maple, Birch, Cedar, Cherry, and Purple Heart. Several layers of clear gesso and painted showing through to the natural wood grain underneath and peeking through bits of the painting. Showing both the natural grain and even knots and holes in the wood throughout the paintings.