Friday, February 27, 2015

Working in the studio

WIP on heavy wc paper
Overflowing - 12x16 canvas

Trying to keep the brush moving - Overflowing is a painting I started several weeks ago - definitely meant to be abstract in the flower department.  This was my first foray into limited color and black and white.  The sides need to be painted and then I am done.  Not sure what I am planning to do with this picture.  I could hold it for a while and put it in the fall show I was part of last year - we'll see.  All in all - I am pleased with how the painting turned out - not easy to see but the vase is collaged with dictionary paper; then I painted white, used some charcoal and finally sanded the vase so more of the paper showed.

The WIP is just that - not sure if it will be salvaged or become collage fodder.  I'll have to see how it goes.  I like the idea - just not sure I like how it's executed.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday - go take a look at all the art displayed there.  Be inspired - and join with us by showing your art there.  I have learned so much from this wonderful online art community!

Thanks so much for visiting - I love to hear comments.  Be blessed with a fabulous art-filled weekend.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Back in the saddle (or artist apron) again

Heading into the night
collage pear 1

collage pear 2
 It's been a bit of a struggle refocusing - I wasn't sure where I should be - ever have that feeling?  I was focusing more on subject inspiration (which is fine if you know how to approach a subject) and less on my technique.  Composition, Color. Contrast.  Those were the 3 C's I took in from my class with Bob Burridge in November.  I must have put them away somewhere while I dealt with the mild chaos of Christmas and my husband heading off to Bolivia soon after.

So - I played a bit.  Some of it was pretty nasty - but then I started to collage and use a limited pallette and here's where I ended up.  Not the end of my art journey - but definitely a big step forward.  I wanted "still life" paintings that jumped off the painting.  These were a good start.  We all have our own path to follow - but I have been influenced by so many amazing artists - most of which I first discovered online.  I feel like I am standing on more solid ground artistically (for me) and will inch forward to see where this goes.

Thanks for visiting - I feel like I've abandoned all of you, but that wasn't what the plan was.  I guess I just needed to withdraw to come back out and go forward.  Go forth and travel on your path - I wish you all a blessed journey!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Greetings to all of you out there!

Merry Christmas to y'all - If Christmas is not your celebration, enjoy your holiday and have a blessed and happy New Year!!!

We have a lot of exciting things going on - my husband is going to Bolivia on a mission trip on December 30th for 11 days.  We appreciate all your prayers for a this trip to be a blessing to the children in Sucre, Bolivia and for all the mission volunteers.  Love to all of you and I will return to blogging after the New Year break!