Friday, October 29, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
I've been busy today just practicing and trying to match colors - my perspective / depth perception is still going to take a lot more practice to get past my eyesight - which was a bit off before the cataract surgery but is even now more 'different' than it was before
This multimedia paper has a brighter white than the other brand, I am enjoying that
Monday, October 18, 2021
The orange was actually still in a bag from the show on Sep 25 - it had been included as a 'treat' for the day but I was so busy I never looked any deeper into it. I'm glad it hadn't went bad in there - and thought it was a good item to add to my thrift store finds of blue and white china I wanted specifically for adding to a still life with pears
The drawing station is working really well - but I had to take one drawer out of the station because it kept sticking. I've been working on more drawings for the House of Sunlight book, which has jumped from 14 stories to 19
Saturday, October 09, 2021
'When it Rains Tonight, I'll Still Sing'
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
The artist at work on painting #2 : Time and Space : 'The Machine'
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
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