Color affects everything! My work is about color relationships and the energy that color can generate...paintings on silk and on canvas
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sharing the tales in painting and photos
I really thought I would get back here for more posting before this. I know if I got more comments, I might have more incentive to post again sooner. I also could put up one image with each post, but once I commit to posting and look through images, so many shout out to be noticed.
I've been painting these small paintings, some only 4x4, or 5x5, or 6x6...exercises, studies, mostly done with palette knife so simple shapes, wonderful chance for color mixing. It was fun for me to line up several images for this post ad see them in a run, a family.
I called this one "Sympathetic" when I posted it to flickr a couple of days ago...tones are soothing.
This one surprises me....not static...maybe too much going on.
This landscape was started before my travels. Brown paper was torn and embedded with wax to begin the painting. Taken from a fading photo of the fields from my brother's backyard...Ohio. I put another layer on 2 days ago...watch out when I have paint on the palette already mixed, anything is fair game for added paint and things can alter with that added paint.
Parker Canyon Lake south of Tucson...many won't go there because of Mexicans...so lovely and unpeopled, but heard on the news that someone was hurt just a couple of days after our trip there.
San Xavier Mission, "White Dove of the Desert, one of the oldest missions, west of town. Met up with Liisa for the Pow Wow with dance contest. This was taken from my seat in the bleachers. My photos of the Pow Wow are so chaotic, so full of color and form, I can't understand them yet, but this elegance is worth looking at many more times. Seems the mountains echo in the form.
Saguaros east of town while walking the Douglas Springs trail...beautiful. Yes, it was a good trip....many facets to it other than family drama.
Boboquivri, sacred mountain, close to Mexican border. This mountain is distinctive and can be seen for many many miles. Walking in its presence was a blessing.
Janet asked me how I would present these small paintings. I just happened to have this small frame to hold the 4x4. Tomorrow I intend to make a journey seeking out a few more small frames. I like seeing this one in a frame.....I just thought they would be small and flat and I could hide them away in a folder when they are dried....or should I try to sell them?