Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dumping a painting???? Do you ever???


I did a life changing thing the other day.

I looked long and hard at a painting I'd been working on.  Decided (finally) that no matter what I did, I would never be happy with it. 

So I picked  up the paint and did an a'la Jackson Pollock on it.  Covered it all over.  Came back the next morning and discovered I really liked what I did and saw so much possibility, different things I could do to was an


I have never been the type to put a canvas aside and come back months later to finally figure out what it needs.  Basically I start a painting and stay with it until I'm satisfied that it is finished.  But this radical move was new territory for me and it was refreshing!!!!! 

Tell me about your processes? 

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm still slugging away with these.  Think maybe it is time for an inspiration break.

I like where they've gone but something is still missing.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Bringith Much Wonder

I've been painting all day.  It is 4pm and I'm still in my jammies.  A good creative roll going here.

First up is Five Fishes.  I'm still puttering about with this one and it feels boring to me so I think we're gonna let it simmer a bit and see what crops up.  I added quite a bit, but it still isn't there.....where ever "there" is.

And next is Forest Fire.  I've been working on this one for a couple of weeks now off and on.  Finally this morning it seemed to come together.  Recently my husband and I drove thorough a nearby mountain area that had been through a forest fire. It was a cool and misty day.  Everything hung in a fog and seemed like a place for dreams and discovery.

Please feel free to comment.  Good or bad, I like to know what you think.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Currently working on Five Fish....

16 x 16 acrylic, pencil, ink on canvas board

Monday, September 05, 2011

The Chama Pods

I had a really fun cabin get-away this weekend with my husband to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  And wouldn't you know it, I found more really cool pods.

Acrylic and ink on 16 x 16 canvas board

Thursday, September 01, 2011


Something about these pods fascinate me.