Color affects everything! My work is about color relationships and the energy that color can generate...paintings on silk and on canvas
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Old Painting Resurfaced and Art Group and Influence
This painting showed in an exhibit 3 years ago, hung up high in the kitchen, but has been calling to me for attention. This past week I resurfaced it shifting the light to give it all more form. 12x12 oil/wax on canvas. It now pleases me and rocks!
On each second Tuesdya my Art Group meets in one of our studios. My studio this past week even though snow was falling and covering everything. Cheryl Betts came from snowy Charlotte to show her oil painting removed from its stretcher for travel.
As an art group we talked about proposing a group show. Cheryl Betts, Kathy Stark, Alex Bottinelli, Janet Van Fleet, Liz Nelson. Ann Young was home sick following her trip to NYC. We've been gathering to show our art and discuss art for many years. Next year will be 20 years from the start of the group.
Cheryl's painting, 42x50, always so much more beautiful when actually in its presence.
Kathy Stark talks abut her concept of this growing grouping of small encaustics.
View from my third floor window of our white and snowy world on this Tuesday in February.
New small painting begun with oil pastels while working with my student.
Next day's version with added paint, wax, snowy white presence. Something cold comes into the work and the wonder of how much we are influenced by our associations....the art group, the elements in the air. My work was more strident, strikes, anger, squares...my sister pointed this out to me and I could see it. My work has softened, curled, embracing forms. A shift with the influence of words and nurture.
May you all find care and warmth and love on this Valentine weekend. Drawing for the scarf in previous post will be on Monday. I'll be posting the winner, collecting an address, and sending it on its way.