Monday, November 27, 2006

This mornings work

This is "Runway 2"It need a little more work ,but hopefully I'll be finished by thursday to bring it to the Mosaic Gallery
The first time I did this work I thought the croping could have been better , so I tried again
I think the figure in the centers dress needs to be fixed We shall see....

Thursday, November 23, 2006

my photos

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Art auction for fund raising

A few interestings have happened in the last few days -last tuesday there was an auction held for the Tree of hope
Annually a mutitude of events help raise money for cancer. I got a call last evening with some very good news that my painting did very well at the auction this is a great benifit for the charity and I was very happy about the outcome.... This is the painting titled "Flamboyance"36x48 oil on canvas(spatula) -Today I met Sheri Burhoe artist from Hampton (check links to see her work)
Again there was an auction we both have objects in for the adoption fund raising. I wasn't able to make the auction,but I did meet her and she is much younger than I imagined. I felt a lot older ,and she is also a lot taller than I'd imagined
I love my painting Sheri and I'll find a special place for it THANKYOU!
I was asked to do a commission portait today , something I don't normally do. I had the feeling I needed to do this one( instinct)
I'm still not painting I have no canvas yet and I"m thinking about entering a photo competition
So within the next few days I'll know what my next project is Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 20, 2006

This will be my slump pic(when this is up i'm not working)

What I liar I am...:) I seem to want to post this image when i'm not feeling like painting. I don't no if it's christmas approching , or if it's not having any canvas right now. But I'm not feeling very inspired.

There are so many directions to take and each one last at least 3 paintings and also changes the course of futur work.
When I think to much about what I'm creating , I get a little nervous
I know how important it is to be authentic in one's product
Art is to be taken from the very core ..... Unanaletic( if thats a word) What i mean to say is... if too analysed... too technical
it may loose spontaneous right to which what I believe every work deserves ,, bla.. bla.. again too much brandy :) sleep tight everyone Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Empty Chairs 36x36

I am posting this painting again....This work brought and me as lot of joy After the competition loss I felt like I couldn't look at this painting the same way anymore. I did learn so much about myself(the good the bad and the ugly) as well as about complementary colors and composition
I got a call today that this painting was sold, from a gallery I just became a part of called "Gallery Mosaic"
All the doubts I had are healed .....not for always, but for today anyway:) Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 13, 2006

Another painting demonstration

I was asked to do a demonstration for the Moncton Art Society.I felt very honored to be chosen for this event.I am not a great public speaker , but it was a bit easier than last time.Although I feel the painting didn't turn out as good.The magic didn't really happen tonight. It happened in my preliminary sketch. Sometimes I feel like my adversity to following rules in a negative thing. Wanting that freedom to create liberally without a plan is like gambling ,but now that I have vocalized that in my head ,maybe ThatS what I'm addicted to. The rush of that immediat struggle, it's the thrill of the fight. ok Enough cognac for me tonight hehe

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Next subject

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These paintings were some of the last i did before starting to paint with palette knife
Lately I'm tempted to go back to the brush and try my hand at some realism
Seeing all the incredible talent on these blogs gets me a little envious or maybe curious about what I"m missing
I have a better grasp of colors and value than I did in these works so maybe maybe I'll do try something different Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Jane reworked

This is the same painting, the one on the left shows the metallic effect a little more.Where there is no paint applied depending on the light will shine gold
36x48 --done in 2 hours

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Full Bodied II is finished 30x30 oil on canvas

Thursday, November 02, 2006

full bodied 2

this is what I wanted ,rich rustic colors ,more warm than cold.I am not fininshed yet,but nearly.
The color equation in this painting came like a revelation Very fun!

Angela, sorry I can't get a better pic than this the room is dark and it's been raining here for days.

This painting is about three years old it was accepted in a juried show.The idea I had was that the baby be more defined than the mother,meaning our children get all the attention. I just transfered this to paint.

It seems really funny to me now, I would never paint a potrait from a photo taken with a flash.The light is not very good.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Demonstration piece finished

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprized.On my weekly visit to The Heronbay Gallery, I walked in on the purchase transaction of this painting. I was very happy to meet the lady that will have it I began another work today
Full bodied II I intend to make it better than the first. I liked the first,but felt the colors were too much.
I have gone and lost my glasses,so typing this there may be mistakes (sorry)
Have to go search,so i can catch up on everyone's blog