It's been a busy week over here. These first two were sold and shipped out. "City Garden" and "Going The Distance" . Cake song stuck in my head:)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Big news!! But you'll have to suffer through some paintings to get there.
So my questions are these: abstract painting seems to need to come from the gut. It takes passion and energy and attention to technique and textures etc. My passions are the Gospel, motherhood, and nature. How do I create abstract pieces that will speak to me, that will release pent up passions about the things I love? And how will I ever make the time to create AND stay balanced with my responsibilities? Thoughts are welcome:)
Friday, October 16, 2015
I'm reading a new book and it's by the artist Rolina Van Vliet. It's chalk full of great information on abstract painting, which I've learned I've never really done before. I am a figurative painter because each of my pieces is based off of nameable, concrete subjects. I've been trying to move away from that a bit and delve into complete abstraction, but more on that later.
And that's it. Still working on zentangles when I can't sleep, but I wish I already knew what I was doing. Developing patients is so frustrating!:) I'm also playing around with some Pebeo glass paints, but have nothing to show yet. The moral of this post is: I like figurative painting; it's what I do. The End.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Here's what happens when: two older kids have oral surgery, one middle kid goes to his first scout camp (thank you!!! to those who helped), one toddler gets sick, oneself gets sick, and another toddler likes to play with scissors, knives, and toxic chemicals--you take a week off from the artist gig and get your full-time mommy hat back on.
Thankfully, everyone is now well which led to a week full of painting and other artsy endeavors.
P.S. Every piece that I show (unless I indicate otherwise, is for sale, so if you are ever interested just contact me and we can get the ball rolling:)