Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How much Art really means.

Trying to get my Mojo back. I figure the only way is to start painting and keep painting. At least it feels right. I had not painted in about a week and that just did not cut it. I couldn't decide if I felt bad beacuse I didn't paint or I didn't paint because I felt bad....I think it starts out one way and ends up the other if you know what I mean.

I forget how much art means to me until I don't do it for awhile.

So here is something I'm working on and it feels good to sling a brush and slosh paint....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Where have I been? Look what I won....

Where have I been? I'm not sure I even know...You ever feel disjointed like your not sure what to do or when to do it. I have felt like that lately and can't seem to get going good. I've done a little of this and a little of that and some of that too but nothing concrete. Nothing that sets a fire under me.

I realize most artist go through dry spells, I don't like them. But I also know it is common and it will pass. So while I'm waiting.........

I recieved my painting I won from Lindy over at Cottage Hill and it is spectecular it looks so real. Looks like a real cold glass of iced tea...I love it. She has opened an Etsy shop so head over and check it out. Shes a fantastic artist. Thanks Lindy I love it.....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Canvases kept staring at me.....

I had these two deep canvases that kept staring at me and wanting to be painted, but what? Finally they said a pair of Saints. So I said OK.

I wanted to paint them similar so they could be used together if you wanted to. They both use the same color palette and I could not resist the polka dots. I love polka dots......
*******Gotta tell you about a great giveaway by Diane over at "My art Journal"...It is wonderful.******

Sunday, September 12, 2010

She's done and up for auction

I finally finished her and I'm happy with the outcome.You can find her on Ebay now.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Yahoooo for new passion......

"The ABC's of Love"
Sometimes it not easy knowing when to stop when your working on a new piece and a new medium. I'm enjoying this new form for me "mixed media collage." I could just go crazy and keep adding and adding.
I have always painted on canvas or wood using only acrylics or oils. Thinking I had to paint every inch by my own hand. I am so happy to have tried mixed media collage. I get to do what I love which is paint and add another dimension also. It has awakened a new spark. Funny how doing something new can do that.

I will list this on ebay tomorrow night. I'm ready to start a new one.
YAHOOOOO for new passion.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More progress.....

As I keep going I get more satisfaction,,,,

Back to the good the bad and the ugly....

If you read one of my previous post you read that I was determined to paint all my feelings. I felt I needed to paint the ugly parts of our past that sometimes feel they need to come out. But alas I can not seem to do that. I did realize that everyone of my paintings starts out with a black gesso and maybe that is my way of getting it out. But then on top of that is always many vibrant joyful colors. Could it be just that simple. I'm begining to think so.

So here is a glimpse at a new mixed media I am working on.

Everyone have a blessed day.

Monday, September 6, 2010

How lucky can I be.....

I am the winner of another great giveaway. I think it might be time to buy a lotto ticket.
Lindy over at Cottage Hill was giving away a choice of 3 of her original paintings, how could I resist entering. I picked the painting of a glass of iced tea since I make about a gallon every other day here.
Thanks Lindy for such a great giveaway.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Art and Fear...

I ordered and recieved my book intitled "Art and Fear" yesterday in the mail. Thanks to Pamela Holderman who has been giving us little glimpses of it over on her blog. I was really intriqued about this book and I have not been dissapointed. This book is insightful for many reasons and I recommend it for all who create. No matter what your creative medium from painting to writting it speaks to all who create.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fear and angst, I will paint it...

I have angst as I write this blog but I want to. I feel like I am finding a new voice.
I just finished reading Kelly Berkey's blog about how she yearns to be better and create what she has in her head onto her canvas.

Arist have that internal urge, that need to create as much as we need air. As Kelly says not for fame or more sales but to get what is inside of us OUT. Her words finally made me see what I have been avoiding in my own work. I thought about it with every canvas I painted, but pushed it aside. It was the need to paint some of the grey times in my life that have shaped me into who I am. I avoid calling them dark times because they are what they are and they make me who I am. Not all artist feel the need to do this but I know I do. I'm still not sure how to convey this on canvas but I know I will try. ( I think that is just fear speaking) I am feeling a great urge to tell stories with my art, good and bad. It may not even be evident to those who look at it but I will know, and that is what matters.

This is what is so wonderful about this blogging world of creators. They inspire and open up doors and windows to our own creativity. Kelly's latest blog has done that for me. I bet it will wake up something in you too. Thanks Kelly.

I hope this will help those of you who have been searching to do better and by that I mean to be able to create what is truly in your soul..Good, Bad or Ugly.

Now to push that button and post this is the first step for me.