Saturday, October 09, 2021

When it Rains Tonight, I'll Still Sing - acrylic painting by Marie Lamb

 'When it Rains Tonight, I'll Still Sing'

acrylic painting

Marie Lamb


Two years ago tomorrow, my father passed away, not long after Esme and I arrived from driving all night through Tennessee to South Carolina.   I really just meant to try the three different colors of copper paint together... but as always, feelings and imagery start to come up the further I paint - until the scene becomes something... and then often, becomes something more.


Thursday, October 07, 2021

Time and Space by Marie Lamb, painting series

The artist at work on painting #2 : Time and Space : 'The Machine'

Time and Space #1 : 'Escape Velocity'
completion date: August 5, 2021

This painting was sold at the Arts Round the Square event in September.
I didn't have time to really talk about it with the buyer - and I was nervous!  I told him that I took a compass and ruler to the canvas and worked from one side to the other until it was finished.  That is technically true.  But yes, there is always 'more' behind my work.  This image actually shows concepts for space ships / light speed travel, an observatory and the idea that we will build a pathway to Space.  Below, a countryside scene with houses, bridges and streetlights shows Earth.

Our stall at the Arts Round the Square event in Paris, TN on Sep 25, 2021

 'The Machine' : Imagine a huge turn-crank machine you put a quarter into at the top, and turn the crank and it goes through all the motions, passing the quarter through the gears and shafts until it comes out, like pachinko, at the bottom, altered and reduced to a tiny pearl - that is then plucked up by Charon in his boat and taken away down the River Styx.  Yes, that quarter is your life.  Over Time and Space, being worn down through the Machine.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Pegasus - ready for battle


continuing with the same palette - red, black, white and copper metallic and all mixes from the four - Pegasus Ready for Battle and Pegasus Sleeps, 8 by 8 inch limited on multimedia (like very heavy weight coldpress watercolor grade) paper

painted entirely with one brush

"Pegasus Sleeping" 

work by Marie Lamb

8 by 8 inches, acrylic on multimedia paper  

texture shown in side view below

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

sketches and drawings


sleeping girl with cat

hypermobility spectrum, heds

Bendy Spine with Cat

colored pencil (above), ballpoint ink pen (below)

 'The Escape' ink and colored pencil, compass work drawing

all images by artist Marie Lamb  

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Thursday, July 01, 2021

bits of drawing practices


my own photograph, and attempting to set up a grid for practice

drawing on the grid didn't last long.. but still some progress


this was the other night, freehand.

Yesterday was one week since my eye surgery.

I was so pessimistic it wasn't going to help the problem, but so far, it has done better than I thought.  I am just hoping I can keep from a sinus infection with it - because I'm prone to those.  They will check the eye again next week, and then I can return to work.  I still have to have the other one done.  Making time for the first one was tough.  I know I can do it for the other one, but it is going to take that valuing of my future ahead of getting other things done now mentality.

a little sketch I would like to make bigger

an attempt to draw my niece, holding her niece, the other day

That weird decorated figure thing I do... started this the other day after we went to buy art supplies but have not yet finished it.  This type takes a lot of very close attention.  I had drawn the little fox earlier in the day.