Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Today's post is a little different. Today I am showing some works I have done, and then shortly after the work was completed, I found work by another artist which reminded me of my own. The works I am showing did not influence my work, but rather were discovered after I completed my work. Apparently, I had a cosmic connection to these artists.
Untitled, 2008, 18" x 30", acrylic on canvas. It was an unusual occurrence for me to paint with brown. Brown is not typically a color I use, but I felt experimental that night. I remember thinking, I want this flower to look like a light.
Untitled, 24" x 24", acrylic and marker on canvas. This painting was done sometime ago.
After completing the painting, I found this chair. I apologize, because I don't remember its source. (If you know its source, please email me.) The flowers in the chair remind me of my own.
Untitled, 2008, 24" x 24", acrylic and pencil on canvas. This painting was a painstakingly precise one to execute. I am pleased with the borders which I painted to look like a matte.
Again, I went to flickr to post my new painting. And saw this work by flickr user Bluesrose. Almost the same geometry.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Dedicated to Bob Dylan. 24" x 30", acrylic on canvas. I've written about this painting a number of times. I'm kind of sick of seeing it. This is one of those paintings that I couldn't stop piling on the paint. Hence, the unintentional eyes and vaginas I spoke of earlier. There is a lot of movement in this painting. Movement is one of my common motifs.
Untitled, 24" x 24", acrylic and marker on canvas. I don't know what's going on here, except that Jamie Drake had me all excited about purple. Maybe I've been looking at too many Pokemon characters lately.
"Dance of the Pink Booties under the Cancer Moon," 24" x 30", acrylic on canvas. Inspired by a Hindu rug in an old film I saw, and the beautiful full moon we had in January.
"Dance of the Pink Booties under the Cancer Moon, II", 24" x 30", acrylic on canvas. I think this is my favorite painting to date. Even though I adore piling paint on a canvas, it is my more simple paintings that please me. However, these are not as easy to achieve as they look, as I get caught up in perfectionistic tendencies.
"Prefab series," 16" x 20" each. Acrylic and marker on paper. I am drawn to strange vegetation and weather phenomenon. I have yet to master rain, although I've been working on it. This series interests me, I'd like to do more of these.
Untitled, 12" x 24", acrylic and marker on canvas. I did this one during a snow storm. The influence was vintage Japanese scrolls.
"Autumn," 24" x 24", acrylic and marker on canvas.
Not much work to show for an entire year, but I have notebooks full of doodles and collages. I am fortunate that I never want for ideas. Only time. Never enough time. See more of my work here. And, here's my shameless plug. All of my work is for sale.
The bad thing that came out of all that stress is that my painting suffered. I didn't paint much last year, so my soul suffered. The ideas continue to flow, but I don't have much time. When I do have time, I'm tired. Painting makes me happy, and conversely, my best work comes out of joy.
I suppose this happens to all artists - I feel like quitting. The next couple of posts will focus on the act of painting, as I try to remind myself that the journey is more important than the destination.
I would love to hear from other artists? Do you ever feel like quitting?
I'm one of the people who feel excluded today because I'm single. That said, there is nothing more romantic to me than seeing a smart, strong woman being loved by a smart, strong man. Image from Heart and Soul Magazine.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Excuse me, my jasmine tea is calling. TGIF!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thanks, girlfriend, you are so
I finally read "He's Just Not that into You" by Greg Behrendt. Might as well, since the movie is out. It was a brutal read. Greg is compassionate, funny and very, very honest. I used a whole box of kleenex when I read it.
Vintage trays. I always need trays. I love these! An orphaned blue milkglass cup and saucer. I wish they had a pair, but I will keep my eyes peeled for a mate. And pink chopsticks, because every girl needs pink chopsticks.
I bought a new purse.
Here are the things I didn't buy.
A pair of silver shoes. I got a serious thing for silver shoes. I probably would have bought these if one wasn't broken. I seriously considered buying them and placing the unbroken one on a shelf as art.
I've said it before. I'm glad I can't sew. I have enough obsessions. But wouldn't this fabric make a fab pillow?
No, this isn't a painting. It's actually the fabric of an evening dress.