Sunday, May 15, 2011

To Beat the Odds, finding form within a painting

Rainy day meant studio time.  I ran away and hid there all afternoon and hardly noticed the rain except there was grey light which made photo taking trickier.  I've been working at really getting paintings finished, edges painted, wires attached, named and signed.  This takes more time than most would expect.  I have 3 shows to prepare for.  Lost in Traffic at SPA, Arts Alive in Burlington, and a show at AVA in NH. What to show where is on my mind.  Yet new paintings are the light in the day, so this one has been progressing and here is its progression.

Well, first I need to thank Sophie Munns of Australia for inspiring me to make a template /color change on the blog.  She wrote me an email which I got this morning suggesting I give a different look to the site and allow the paintings to show off more.....still in process but I think I have made some headway...what do you think?

 Painting first layer yesterday...get rid of the white, use up some color on palette.  24x24
 Today, second layer, texture, forms appearing.
Odd forms, liking the red/pink glow behind the light neutral greens...there really is more color to the lights, but the red form held too much weight, so I lightened it, as in the first posted image.  I'm still working on this; it could change greatly or only a bit.  We'll see what tomorrow brings...I have heard more rain is the report.....

6 comments:

Altoon Sultan said...

I think the new blog colors look great, Maggie, a softer color to set off the paintings, which also look wonderful.

Debbie said...

Like the background, looks good with your work.

Maggie Neale said...

Hi Altoon and Debbie, so appreciate your comments. Amazing to be able to paint with colors through the computer templates. The choices are endless!

Judy Shreve said...

Your new blog template looks great & I agree the paintings just pop. I really like your new work and it's wonderful to see your process and thinking.
Good luck with your shows!

Maggie Neale said...

Yeah, Judy, thanks for your visit and your approval. Good to make changes and have support.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I like the colors of the blog, but never visited the old one. ;-(
Thanks so much for sharing YOUR process. I am feeling very much at sea. Congratulations and good luck on your shows, wrapping and wiring!