Friday, July 22, 2016

flash cards

I have these funky weird flashcards ...
I picked them up at the
senior center thrift store

I've been gessoing them and including them as a thank you note to packages that go out
But some are just so weird.
Like these about women:

"She works very rapidly, but her garrilous tongue nullifies the effect of this good quality"

"Take your girl home by the circuitous route"

Really?

Or: "She had a special knack for serving condiments in new and unusual receptacles"

And sprinkled in there are a few about communism and junk:

"The protagonist of communism was brought before the investigating committee"

"The FBI devotes particular attention to groups that seem subversive"

"The ideology of communism cannot be accepted in a democracy"

The good old days, right?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

impressions

I bit the proverbial bullet and went out and got digital prints made of 2 of my watercolors from the sky paintings I did in March.

I say biting the bullet because this sort of thing is very tedious to me. 
How nice it would be to have an assistant :)

"River Road"

"Summer"


And while I was at it, 
I threw in these 2 abstract color studies from the class I'm taking. 
I really enjoyed this excercise and will be pursuing this technique more. 
They are in the mode of Paul Klee.
"Silos"

"Poppies"

If you are interested in purchasing a print, they are listed I'm my Etsy shop. The paper is a heavy 100 pound paper and I am very pleased with the color quality. I think I'll be biting more bullets in the near future.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

while out walking the dog

This is what I noticed today while out walking my bosses dog today:

wavy glass is amazingly beautiful


The 7up logo is red (not green)


Cigars, candy, and coke - such healthy choices
 

And -
Wouldn't it be fun to try painting a mural someday? 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

the sky at my feet


These are my favorites.
It's been 6 weeks of painting the sky.
I've had many moments of fear and doubt ...
... those moments have been taken over by joy.

FYI: I'm looking into printing options

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

is 25 a lot?


it doesn't look like a lot to me.
25 watercolor studies - and I'm still going.


the flip side of a mass of work
is a weird fear to reveal it
... so only peeks for the time being ...

Monday, February 22, 2016

queen for a day

Monday is usually my day.
Sometimes I just go back to bed.
Sometimes I get my house really clean.
Sometimes I make something.

today I made a crown
it says:

K A W E E N
O F   Y ' A L L

Saturday, February 20, 2016

solace

a first real attempt at acrylic painting
it was an agonizing process
- but I finally hit a sweet spot -


some of my thoughts: 
the shelter of trees, the shelter of houses, the live wood in one, the dead wood in the other, the diminished habitat of elephants, their rampages through villages, the grief in the aftermath, the "what if?" question about sharing our world and not dominating it, domination in general, the havoc it brings, the quest for shelter from havoc, we all want the same thing, man and beast alike. Solace.