Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another one........I've been busy

A few months back I was out on a noon time walk and stopped to get a closer look at red tip yuccas that grow everywhere here in our area.  They have these funky sort of pods which in my imagination kind of morphed in to the pod shapes you've seen from me lately.  Those shapes really speak to me......so here is yet another installment of the sacred and mysterious pods....

Not yet complete......I think....

acrylic and ink on 16 x 16 canvas board

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ok, I think this is it

But I really value your feedback, so please leave a comment.  Or if you don't want to leave art feedback that is ok, just leave a comment anyway.....I'd sure like to hear from you.....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This one was fun................

This was fun, I've made a few tweaks since this photo was taken earlier today.  Will follow up with the next version.

Today I sat down in the studio and just painted.  Didn't over think.  Didn't ruminate.  Just relaxed and let it flow.  What a pleasure......I'm wanting to get into that grove more often....working on it. 

16 x 16 acrylic on canvas board

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Acrylic Abstract ! This Is It For Now

For now I feel a sense of completion with this one.  I'm going to set it aside and see if it talks to me.....

I seem to be on a roll....so started this one.  I'm officially calling it "throw everything at it and see what happens".......not a huge success (in my opinion, but what do I know?).  Tell me what you think.....

Friday, August 19, 2011

Not so sure about this yet....

I may eventually have to give up on this one........new technique that I'm liking.  Maybe I just need to spend some more time with it. Please excuse the not so great photo.  I did it quick with my phone this morning as I left for work. There is quite a glare on it......hate that.

and here is how it looked when I started 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Golden Open Acrylic Paint Is Wonderful !!!

At Julie and Chris' urging I purchased a couple of tubes of Golden Open paint and some Open medium.  There is a bit of a learning curve, but I do love this stuff.....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fun With Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen

Julie and Chris, those two gals run a mighty fine online painting workshop. 

I go through moments of procrastination, challenge, hope, anxiety and joy.  Hard to believe that painting can be such a complete and total emotional roller coaster ride for me.....oh yea, did I mention anger, angst, resignation, more hope and joy......

and then, of course, no post would be complete without a quick pic of the ever wonderful Miss Iris.....check out those teeth !!!!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Prayer Flag #1 - Apifera Farm

Here is my first installment on the prayer flag project.  My grand daughter Iris is here with me today.  I took a day off from work to have some time with her before school starts. First grade came so fast !

Apifera Farm is located in Oregon and Katherine Dunn and Pino the Donkey are the ring leaders of a bunch of wonderful characters and one sweet man.  If you've never been to Apifera Farm you don't know what you're missing.  Find Katherine and Pino here .

You can find out more about the Prayer Flag Project