Archive for May, 2008

Little Figments

Saturday, May 31st, 2008
Little Figments

Isabella

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Spent time with my niece over the memorial day holiday.

Anything goes

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Gail Mishkin has curated a show of small works with a whole bunch of artists, including yours truely, so if you live in Southern California, check it out! Or even better, go to the opening reception ! May 31, 2 to 6pm

Quit Following Me

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

A bit of a roll lately, ideas keep imposing themselves, gotta love it and go with it when that happens.

Quit Following Me

Flying Figments

Friday, May 23rd, 2008
I would like to explain  how the idea for this  painting came about but I just  don’t  know. Sometimes I  go into automatic  (much like Kerouac with his automatic writing).  I  just took  brush to canvas and began…

Pure Figments

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

oil on canvas.

the last painting I completed was very illustrative, with this one I approached it with a more "painterly" intent, this can particularly be seen in the "figments" the paint is very thinned with turps and I allowed for whatever to happen happen, hoping for some interesting, unpremeditated surface areas. I also used pure pigment that I had put away since last year (early last year!). The pure pigment is oh so heavenly and now I’m converted and will be doing a lot more of my own mixing, it goes on like butter and is so dense only a small amount is needed, it feels very different.

I havn’t intended to be quite so neglectful of this blog, the computer just has not beckoned me lately and I have been interested in tending to my activities without thought for outcome or results and so I think that inadvertantly has had me not posting or reading and plus, I’ve been boring.

Petulance; Birds of a feather flock together

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Its a perfectly overcast day for photographing artwork. this new painting is very colorful, too colorful for me so I will be toning down the yellow a bit, fuss over some details and add some glazing. Like it is reminds me of Lisa Frank, perfect for 12 year olds… I do like the painting though but remain undecided about the title for it.  My idea began with a figure flying with birds, but as it turned out she looks more like she is levitating (HA!) and while the overall feel of the painting is joyous her expression isn’t which keeps in line with my original idea that she would prove to the birds that she too could fly. its 22 x 28, oil on gallery wrapped canvas. 

edit*  a friend described the expression on the figure as petulance and that is the perfect description which further leads to the words latin origins; petulant (a mood or condition) and from Greek petesthai to fly, piptein to fall, pteron wing and the word feather which also means mood or composure such as her feathers were ruffled. Thanks David, for leading me to the perfect title.

My hub is helping  me create a new website, where I will be able to sell my original paintings from in addtion to prints and three d work.  I hope to have it done by the end of the week, but I am a bit bogged down with external life things, hopefully I’ll just glide right through them with no complications, but should there be, well; no resistance. Today I’m off to deliver a piece to the Folk Tree in Pasadena, then return home to do some printing.

I’m looking forward to seeing House on tv tonight. okay, bye for now

Scarlett’s links

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Scarlett inclued my art in her list of 115 etsy artists she loves. Check out Scarlett’s work and her list of favorites artists, good stuff!  http://scarlettcat.blogspot.com/2008/04/115-etsy-artists-i-love.html

But its the Wrong size

Thursday, May 1st, 2008
The title refers to a little tiny shoe  hanging from the silver chain.   I wanted to keep her simple  and fresh and spontaneous.