Thursday, May 29, 2014

Here is a post with my paintings!  When I was a little girl, I read a book called 'Miss Rumphius' by Barbara Cooney.  I still own that book, and have it sitting out on my kitchen table, now, as I type.  I re-read this book often because it holds a life lesson that I think is one of the most important one of all:  to leave the world more beautiful than we found it.  This can be a simple thing, like taking care of a garden, growing flowers, being accountable, responsible, giving and living a life of service, and it can also mean art, or perhaps being a lawyer, or whatever you are.  No matter what you do or who you are there are so many ways we can do this - leave the world more beautiful than we found it - and that is what I hope and try to do with my paintings and with my art.

                                                                "Portrait of a Lemon"
                                                                     Oil on canvas

"White Garlic"  
Oil on Canvas 

"Oranges and Peel" 
Oil on Canvas 

Oil on Canvas

Oil on canvas

"From the Garden" 
Oil on Canvas

"Orange and Peel (close up" 
Oil on canvas

"At Scott's Request" 
Oil on canvas

Oil on Canvas 

                "The Little Lost Grape"  
               Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I. Am.


Emma Teller

I am a painter who likes to write
I am a writer who also paints.

I am a poet who likes to run
I am a runner, who also thinks. 

I am a woman who loves the sand. 
I am a woman who loves the sea. 
I am a woman who loves the trees

I am a person, who loves to be. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Considering this is my blog, its high time I shared my work with you!  I hope you enjoy it and that it brings you a special look into nature because that is what it is there for - for enjoyment and to bring us back to that simple contemplation of truth and of beauty.  To be an artist is to have a gift.  A gift of love and of beauty to share with the world in any way that you can.  My favorite thing about art?  That it connects me with the people I love the most, with artists and people from the past, and with new people I did not know before.  Perhaps I shall meet you this way, through art!  And I hope I do.   So please don't  hesitate to contact me with thoughts about what inspires YOU, what you think about art, the art of today, the art of the past, or with a need, feedback or a request for my own art.  Enjoy!

                                                                  "Portrait With a Profile"
                                                           charcoal and chalk on paper

                                                          Study with a figure, part I
                                                            charcoal on paper $500

Study of a back 
charcoal and chalk on paper 

Self-With Skeleton 
Charcoal, chalk, acetone print relief on paper 

Charcoal and chalk on paper 

'Mourning, Part I' 
charcoal and chalk on paper 

'Study with a skull, Part I' 
charcoal, pencil and chalk on paper 

charcoal and chalk on paper 

'Mourning, Part II' 
charcoal and chalk on paper 

'Story of a Pose' 
(study of a muse) 

charcoal, chalk, pencil and acetone print relief on paper 

"Evening Calm" 
Charcoal and chalk on paper 

"Study with several hands" 
charcoal, pencil and chalk on paper 

Friday, April 18, 2014

I think the hardest thing in the world is getting rid of things and becoming simple again.  Just the way you were and always liked to be.

 There is a beautiful poem and it is this:

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right

Tis a gift to be loving tis the best gift of all 
     Like the warm spring rain bringing beauty to us all 
And with it we may will come to truly believe 
Tis better to give than it is to receive.  

This Easter and Passover season, the most sacred time of the year, I hope you find a window, to that simplicity and peace, this Easter Sunday.