Alien Encounter 3- continued

SOLD 12/22/2017 🙂

Hello art fans, how’s your week going? Mine? Fair to midland, I’d say. Progress continues on the newest Alien Encounter painting. Today I have a few details that I want to hit and then we are going to call her done and move her to the drying wall to cure. She has been a lot of fun to work with. She is a quiet but fierce being, she is pensive and thoughtful as well.  I was saying I think I need this and that still…and she said “hush, move with authenticity not perfection.” She is wise, indeed. We will do a little touch up on the clouds in the upper right hand corner, because they just need it and then be done. She says she is good, as is. 🙂 I am naming her “Persephone” of the species, Hue-man, planet Earth. Here are the update pictures, enjoy!

P.S. I’m adding a contact form at the end of this post, in case you would like to inquire about her, before she goes into the Gallery for sale.

This where you last saw her…


The Dryad is ready for her new home

The Dryad SOLD!! 12/22/2017
oils on canvas
48″ x 36″ x 1″
Heather Alley

The Dryad. This oil painting is full of symbols, magic fantasy and gratifying line work. As she sweeps through the seasons, the light plays with her colorful hair and the animals of the forest follow her musical call. She came to me in a dream and told the legend of the soul healing spring, hidden deep, in her forest. Guarded by dragonflies and the great mother trees. As we worked together for many months, I think she became fond of me, because she shared her secrets with me. She is kind and generous and very much a queen. Deeply rich jewel tones and sparkling line work add vibrancy and calmness to this work, I like healthy tensions. As I live with her, I continue to remember the dream, she took me down to the river and washed me clean, smoothing my brow and kissing my closed eyes. I feel her with me, always now. I know how good is is to be loved by a goddess, just as I am.

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Tuesday is for updating on the alien encounter

Hey folks, what’s happening? Me? Oh, not much just a little of this and that. Grinding away, just like everyone else. I have been working on the new alien encounter girl…on with the show, shall we?
The beginning Where you all last saw her.details

And this where we are now. I hope to work on her a lot this week and maybe even bring the work to a close. I have another encounter waiting in the wings to begin. I have learned through force, (chronic illness) to listen, deeply listen to the work. Learn what they are here to teach and release that into the world. All the love, that is my reason for everything, Love always HA!

Alien #3 Update- Happy Friday!

Good Friday to you, I hope this post finds you well. I’m gonna do a quick re-cap on the week in studio and then maybe blather a little, I dunno, we will see what happens. 🙂

Alien encounter #3 is coming along, I’m still struggling with an uncooperative pain levels, so progress is slow. There are benefits to being chronically ill…yup, for sure. I am forced to move slower, plan a little more and spend time with the work telling me what to do next. This work is huge, and feels so good while I’m working on her, I literally lose time. That’s the good stuff man, the good, good stuff. Oils on canvas, 24″ x 48″ x 2″ Here she is now…

I took her outside for the light and true colors but also because she mentioned she liked the sound of the waterfall in the pond outside the studio. We sat in the Oregon sunshine soaking up rays and watching the family of hummingbirds, dive bomb the bright sparkling water drops, at the top of the falls. Some dragon flies came by to gossip and we visited with the awakening Maple that resides as Queen Mother to the garden. In her chloroform light we decided on some color choices for her candy colored clouds. She’s very quiet and rarely speaks. When she does, it’s a breathy whisper, like echoes carried by the breeze. She did share with me, that the other alien girls have a a desire for their own personal, names. We have three now, with a fourth appearing in my dreams, she will be here soon. So, while we will run with the series name “Alien Encounters” , the ladies will soon have their own names. I have a thrilling sensation when I work with them, the resonance of my ideas and reactions to the world at large, are held perfectly within these strangers…once alien, now family. 🙂

Have a great weekend, I have to run and get to the day job. Love to all! <3 HA!

Why Aliens? To that I say…

Hello everyone, I hope this post finds you well and good.
I have been working, as you know, on the “alien encounters” series recently. The idea forced it’s way into my brain pan, like a wildfire eats fir trees. The first encounter was a mad-cap, running with scissors, kind of deal. The idea itself had to be born and come to an initial fruition. It was like drinking gin on an empty stomach, she just happened. 🙂
We were both left breathless and excited. She was dreamy to work with. You can see her creation story here.

Then, out of now where…another encounter. This one, she didn’t sneak up on me, she flew into my life on a magic carpet, drinking a blue martini! She is such a cutie-pie, pin-up girl. (side note, full disclosure, I had a short run in the past being a pin-up girl painter) All though, she is still a WIP, because she can’t make up her mind on what color her bikini bottom is. Sheesh! 🙂

I am thinking about the why of these girls, because now there are three…

I know I am painting from my inner voice when things like this pop into my world. I am painting the “alien” in myself, in you, in “other”, in them, in us. I am talking to the part of myself that is screaming…and won’t stop, btw, about how there are no “illegal” humans. That our earth is HOME. That we share space and no human being should be homeless, hungry or alone. I am painting the “alien” on the other side of some skin color, or wall or religion. I am painting the “alien” opinions, information, new thoughts on a social experience, that currently, is on full-tilt boogie. ( exhausting) I am painting the “alien” that lives inside ourselves, the shadow, the story no longer told, the experiences survived and the ghost stories. I am painting the “alien” experience of a world awakening and empires dying, right before my stunned, amazed eyes and sturdy but tired, soul. I am painting the “alien” idea of immersion, resonance and humor that does no harm. I am painting the “alien” idea that a white woman can paint any other skin tone of people; that she is free to explore the wonderful world of human “shades” without ridicule or judgement. I am painting the “alien” idea that I always could paint anything I want too and that I am scared to paint outside myself and what I know and am!!! Wow! Awesome! I get another chance to be brave and go for it and possibly fail and make an ass of myself? OK! I’m in. I only get one shot at the being alive thing…so yeah, I’m gonna do it.

Watch me now…werk!

<3 HA!

Meanwhile back at HeadQuarters

Hello art fans! *waves* I miss you guys! You never sing me love songs or send flowers anymore…what’s up? Is it me? Is it us?

Man…whew! Build your own web site and be Queen of your own domain, they said. It’ll be easy, they said. Everyone’s doing it! (they said)

OMGoodness…holy crap, Bat Man…this is super hard!

I think I have things running ok now, and it seems to be working. Time will tell.

I have added the work in a little at a time, as I am still not feeling well and I’m still working,  slowly.

Me and alien Girl #2 are still hanging out…she’s not an easy one to finish…well, ya know aliens, what are you gonna do? I should call her in to #45’s Alien Hotline, for being so cheeky. We will get there. I’ll post some pictures later. Well I better scoot to the day job, pay those bills ya know. Have a great day! Love always, HA!