My daily painting! I am a Michigan artist that enjoys painting in a variety of media. I grew up in the small farm town of Hartford, Wisconsin and attended classes at the University of Wisconsin. I continued my studies as I raised my children and followed my husband’s career around the world. I am a member of the Hamilton County Artists Association as well as the Stutz Artist Association.
This past July we took two weeks and rode out to the Tetons, Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Of course we had had to take the scenic Highway to the Sun ride The road is a 50 mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects Glacier National Park east and west. It spans the width of the Park, crossing the Continental Divide at 6,646 foot-high Logan Pass. We stayed at the Lodge in Columbia Falls, Montana and they had beautiful gardens. I must of taken 200 pictures of their gardens.
Moko - the art of tatto - it has always been part of the Maori world in New Zealand. It is about beauty, and belonging. No two facial moko are ever alike. It is usually gendered. A women's facial adornment was usually the darkening of the lips and the design was on the chin continuing to the throat. Most of the facial tattoos we saw were in the tourist areas, we did run into a few elderly women who had the facial tattoos. I was amazed at the skill of the Maori artists, swirling curves of black on shoulders, thighs, lower back, arms, upper feet, it goes on and on.
This little girl was one of many in her school and her tattoo is only temporary. I thought it would be fun to show you the progression of the painting!
Wow I have my new website up and I'm liking it. deniselipusch.com I had to purchase new software for the website so there is a bit of a learning curve but I am getting there. I have some exciting new goals for the end of 2012 and the start of 2013. Having my website, my blog and my new artist facebook page all linked together is just the beginning. http://www.facebook.com/denise.lipusch.art