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Archive for March, 2008
Stacy Alexander posted a pic last week of a little girl in cowboy boots that was so adorable I couldn’t get it out of my mind’s eye and before I knew it this painting was made!
One table in my studio is clean!! hurray!! On top you see my beautiful mac and wacom tablet, absolute artist essentials, digital photo frame I am taking to put up in the gallery where I sell my work, eckhart tolle cds that I have been listening to and birthday flowers from one of my bestest girl friends!! Behind you can see a favorite old painting and a wet bar in case I need some inspiration!
I have finally finished galoshes, its one of my favorite paintings. Its oil on canvas.
My recurrent theme, the human condition and surreal phenomena are clearly repeated here. The central figure with her beautiful calm, face seems to be in a state of grace. Under her huge umbrella like hat, her hands turned up in a meditative posture accepts the rain that she carries with her. Her straight, jet black hair will be redefined as it melds and becomes one with the shower that fluffs as it hits the ground by her puddle hopping rubber boots. The rain is gentle and her skimpy attire show it isn’t cold, its like a summer rain that refreshes and renews. A meditative piece, the implication is that the figure is one with nature and life giving water and balance and abundance. A place where I would like to be, really.
I’ve been painting for a long time
oil on canvas. This will be my last mermaid unless and until I can think of something to give an edge, the cute subject matter is just too trite for me.
So many options lay before me today, finish several unfinished paintings, mail packages, work on prints and giclees, continue to organize and clean studio, write up thank you cards, stay off the telephone, purchase groceries, but before all that, stare out the squeaky clean windows, listen to the birds, watch the squirrels and value the new day and gorgeous weather.
My hub and I decided to do some home improvements and a bit of remodeling. After pulling the carpet from the family room we decided to convert it into my studio space which gives me about 400 sq feet with a little sink in there and a wet bar should I require some instant inspiration ;D I am quite pleased about this as I have been basically working in a little bedroom and on various horizontal surfaces including the floor. I am taking my time slowly deciding upon how to arrange stuff.
I havn’t been posting much do to all the busy-ness and server problems, but I am working. There is no tv in there and I am trying to get accustomed to so much quiet, which I see as a good thing really.
Here is my new mermaid painting, require just a bit more definition on the red coral like growth thingies:D