Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
ORBS . ectoplasm . protoplasm .
Mom sits on the end of my bed . open to the Universe . ORBS . trust the universe . keep your door shut . auras. gongs .
has any one seen Jack . three Leo's . . birthday singing . three left handed Leo's . candles . icing . ice cream .
I feel the energy . play with the energy . everything is energy . just toss it back and forth between your hands . step up to the painting . those design girls . Miss Marple .
healing hands . chocolate covered almonds . embossed paper . you will never cook in my kitchen . work release love us . i was not incarcerated . four grandbabies . dishwater hair .
God provides everything and I've added to it . bathing suits . Brazilian bathing suits . suits with skirts . suits with shorts . you must wear a suit in the pool . follow the rules . YAAAAAAAAAh . has anyone seen Jack . . . ORBS . next time we'll hire a photographer . . .
Monday, August 17, 2009
Colored pencils respond well to collage - the acrylic medium and varnish.
Today I discovered the blog site for Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, collage artist. http://elizabethsthilairenelson.blogspot.com/. She describes her art as "painting with paper". I love it! It gives credence to the paper arts. Just like colored pencils - so many people think it's just coloring - like with crayons when we were kids. I shall call it "painting with colored pencils".
Friday, August 14, 2009
I am drawing faces, coloring them with colored pencils, and will collage them onto these painted canvases. I need lots of layers before I even get to the drawings.
I spent some time perusing through my stash of collage papers and finally settled on this origami paper. It has a delicate lightness and a feminine quality to it. I think it will be very appropriate.
This is all part of my process – the revelation of the unplanned painting.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This is my system for deciding what to paint “a system for turning an idea into a painting”. I developed this “system” after reading Twyla Tharp’s book, “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life”. The first chapter is called – “I Walk into a White Room” – for me it means the same as – I’m staring at a white canvas.
I’ve learned that discipline and habit are the natural routes used by my muse – without disciple and habit, my muse is very illusive.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I live on a lake, a small lake. It is man-made, forty plus years old, surrounded by small vacation homes that have since been converted into...
The paintings are simple and stark. I like the drama of the dark background against the bright flower colors. I don't usually paint ...