Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pear on Stripes


"It is up to you to choose a life that will keep expanding. It takes discipline to remain curious; it takes work to be open to the world---but oh my friends, what noble and glorious work it is."
Ann Patchett

Haven't posted in a while because I'm busy working on a large painting. It is a commission and I had been working on it for at least two weeks. No matter how I tweaked and tinkered, it just wasn't right. So, yesterday I wiped it all out and started over. It is coming along well now. I learned much from the first one and am able to apply those lessons to this one. Sometimes wiping it out is the very best thing.

Anyway, this pear was fun. The striped fabric is a crumpled up blouse of mine. I want to practice more on doing fabric, but I'm learning as I go along.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pear on Paisley


"There is no must in art because art is free."
--Wassily Kandinsky

I suppose I'm going through another pear period. I learn something new each time I paint one. The fabric background is a scrap of Ralph Lauren fabric. I love the green on the pink. This one is 6"x6" acrylic on canvas. It will be for sale soon at
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pear on Stripes


"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
---Joseph Chilton Pearce

I have been out of town for a while. Went out of town to the wedding of my lifelong friend's daughter. Two days of celebrating. Such fun. Weddings are so life-affirming and hopeful. Didn't realize it had been so long since I posted anything. I'll try to play catch up in the next few days. I painted this 6"x6" this morning. Cheers to all.
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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Finished Commission (I think)


"All serious daring starts from within."

--Eudora Welty

I haven't posted anything in so long it seems. I've been busy working on this commission and have begun a new one. I think I'm finished with this one. I've changed the sky and water a bit since I posted it last---------also added more detail to the buildings.
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