Monday, February 25, 2019
The last time I posted was last August, when it was very warm and all you had to wear was a swim suit and cover-up. Today I drove through the worst blizzard conditions of this winter. It was a complete white out and it occurred to me that my mission did not justify the risks I was taking to get to my destination. All turned out well and I came home with a desire to reintroduce myself to the opportunities available through technology. So, I am posting on my blog, intend to post on my art facebook page and, even do Instagram. The thing about technology is that there is always a learning curve to get back track after taking a break. At least that is true for me, which is why I have taken so long to talk myself into it. I am stumbling around a bit, but with the effort I will get good at this again. So, on this chilly winter day I am posting icebergs from Alaska. Have I ever been to Alaska? No. Have I ever seen an iceberg? No. Did I paint this from a photo I took? No. All those things disqualify me in some critics eyes, but as I always tell my students, "whatever you are painting, it is just a combination of values, lines, shapes, colors and brushwork." So I saw this photo and just wanted to paint all those blues. I did it with a limited number of colors, blue, black, white, and yellow ochre. It was fun. It was different. And I learned a few things. Go Figure!
Friday, August 10, 2018
It is summertime and the livin' is easy. I love not having to wear layers of clothing and being able to walk outside barefooted. There are marble, granite and slate quarries near where I live. This one is pretty spectacular with high jumps into clear water that reflects the colors of the green woodlands surrounding it. It has been unusually hot this summer so swimming and boating are at a premium.
I am lucky enough to have my immediate family within a day's drive so have been doing the grandma thing frequently. I have also been painting, teaching and showing my work, so I have not been idle, but I have neglected posting. But, between all the physical activities I have been doing and enjoying company who have been awesome enough to make the trip, I don't regret losing a few routines, especailly when I can breathe new life into them when they return. This weekend is a big art fair in our area, Art In the Park, and I am manning a tent with my paintings for sale. If you are in the Rutland, VT, area, please come by. Right now the forecast is looking good...but I am not going to hold my breath on that promise....Go Figure!
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018