Sunday, October 29, 2006
I've come out of my painting block. I think I now know what direction to take.
Simplicity comes to mind .I would love to get the effect of realism but in a very clean clear way. With paiting knife this will be hard,but the fun is in the challenge.Right?
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
These images are my paintings
not painted by me,but part of my collection. I think I love collecting as much as creating. Most of us do(I think)
My taste in art is varied(opened minded?)I hope
I wish I had more money , so I could purchase those pieces I've seen that I still have stuck in my head
Funny about that. Art can certainly leave an impression on the mind
Finding things I love in others artist work helps me to understand my work better
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I used to like Halloween, if I lightened up I possibly could like it again.
Most times I come back from them a changed artist . I have been doing a lot of thinking about reasons for art. Why do we do it ? Who do we do it for? What is real,honest art? and the biggest of all Does it bring happiness? I know each artist would answer these questions differently. This is good Vive la difference! Sometimes.... it is hard ..to be opened minded enough.. to know there is truth in more than one answer....
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I was very nervous,it was the first time doing this. I thought that maybe under pressure I wouldn't be able to create ,but it went very well. The more time went by and as the painting came along it got easier.Of ourse as we all know you can't please everyone, but I was honest. Thats what counts. I 'll post pics of the event as soon as I get them.
Every one in my house is sick, and hubby's home from work. So My computer time is being cut short.I'm looking forward to catching up on everyones blog as soon as possible.
Friday, October 13, 2006
I haven't painted anything new recently,but my chair and portait commission are done.
Jeannine liked her portrait very much she hugged me and said "It's you"(meaning my style) I thought that was funny.I said" No, it's you! "
This selfportrait posted was done about a year ago and is titled "Pigment"
I thought the relationship between the paint color and freckles was cute. In hindsight , I hadn't begun using color yet, and knew very little about true pigment. I love that as artist our trajectory is visualy documented . To look at past work reveals so much about who and where we are today
24 x 24 inches .(sold)
Saturday, October 07, 2006
In this competition I did not win, but I did in a way. I learned something very valuable: We as artist cannot judge our own work as to which is good or which is bad. It's like choosing which of your children is better looking. Very difficult. That Magic doesn't always happen, but it's good when it does. And to recognize it when it does is even better.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
A few weeks ago i saw my son Dean had a red nose, I asked what happened and he replied "Claire did it"
I then went to find little Claire to scold her and to my surprize saw the same war wound.
I decided they had learned a lesson without my intervention
Don't they look angelic -- Not!
I have no art to post yet, I'm on the search for new subject and as soon as I find it I'll post the pic
I received an email of interest on buying the latest one "Full Bodied" I thought I'd work it more ,but I think its done.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
-this painting for a new gallery that opened nearby called the Mosaic-Varnishing my competition entry, that will be next friday
I'm learning about using pure pigment (on my own)
I know it's better,but I find the colors a bit too much
Maybe too many colors ,thats the problem
I get a little over zealous