Color affects everything! My work is about color relationships and the energy that color can generate...paintings on silk and on canvas
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Transition from a dreary day
Rain again. The snails and slugs are relishing in the moisture and eating the strawberries. They make a hole, crawl in and eat the inside, living in comfort. Yikes! I visited Agway yesterday for a solution. Also for a solution for the beetles munching the lilies...Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew! And now more rain to wash away the brew. Amazing how the weather affects me. I am trying to transition out of this deary day. I have a pile of sewing, but the top jacket is blue...perhaps too blue for a transition on this day...so I thought of painting and looked at what I have done via images. This small piece called "Three Sisters" is canvas panels waxed onto wood. I started very neutral and textures and in 3 sections. When I broke out of the 3 panels it started to breath and come alive. This piece was chosen by the owner of a store called Compliments in Englewood, NJ. She was passing through my show in City Center and was drawn to my work there. She wanted it for her store. After her phone call to me, we met and agreed upon her representation of my work in her store as it seemed to "compliment" what else she are gathered there. 5 paintings have made their way to NJ. One of the paintings was called "Dispersal" and that is indeed what needed to happen to some of the paintings before I took the show down last weekend. Hurrah! and other mixed emotions. These paintings are made to be shared, to enrich others lives, but they are also my babies and I want a good life for them. Be well, Three Sisters!
Ah! That felt better, just giving up some words on these ranging emotions.
So, now I consider the next move on to the studio, a new space, untried. My supplies are moved in, my paintings from the show are gathered there. The walls are super hard, old plaster. The wood is all hard wood. Pounding in nails is a challenge. The walls have real slate in the form of black boards. I think I need to tape paper to them and draw...draw big to expand my energy which is dampened by these rainy days and challenged by garden infestations. Yes, I am preparing myself. Do any of you have these feelings?
Bringing in light and color to paintings, to my day. Good to visit with this painting again. It is called Earth Energies and it hung in Free Range Show but perhaps is not finished. I think I will pull it out and put in on my easel and see what music we can make together.