I have been exploring colors and textures and shapes.
I have been waiting for the next big thing to come to me so I could paint it. In the meantime, I puttered around painting a little of this and a little of that...
I have been looking at the fig tree out the back, now that the leaves are gone, and admiring the wavy lines and curls of the branches.
I stand at the sink when I am washing out my paint brushes and look out the back at this view.
Well, that view took shape and color on canvas....
Now, I know this does not "look" like the fig tree, but it is totally inspired by the fig tree!
Another background in progress...
One of the great things about being an artist, is that I can think of something and then just do it! I wondered what a version of the fig tree would look like in a very muted palette. Well, Heck! I can just DO THAT!
It is not the same thing as wondering about if I can fly a plane. I cannot.
I can actually think of something tangible and make it happen! I have that magic in me! oooh!
Everyday, I reach into the unknown and unseen and bring it to canvas.
I am humbled and amazed.
Thanks for checking in on my doings!
Happy New Year.
It took me a long time to figure out how to put my paintings on a "virtual" wall.
I think it really gives a person an idea of how my art will display on a
wall in their own place.
Here are some photos of art that I listed on Artfinder.com in the last couple of weeks....
Pretty cool, eh?
Here is a link to my page on Artfinder.com
I just delivered 7 paintings to my NEWEST art gallery!
Ryan Art Gallery
in Lincoln City, Oregon.
They have been there 29 years and they are going strong!
The gallery is open everyday
Stop by next time you head to the beach.
Say hello to Emily for me!
I took some pear paintings to her!
This was a "Fish Stick" painting I did a year or so ago.
I like the long tall size.
But nobody bought this fish stick so I started to paint a mid century inspired design over the top and there it sat.
It was not working for me.
So I painted over it.
This is called,
"3 over Pear1"
Sounds like a
term to me.
Long and TALL.
48" X 7"
I painted this last year and used colors that I normally don't use.
Nobody bought this painting that I called, "Shrimp and Grits," so now it is gone to be a Math Pear.
This was a very ugly part of the transition.
That just looks bad.
Like a red rotting fig.
Had to make drastic changes...
This looks SO much better!
"3 over Pear2"
Sometimes ya just have to persist until the right thing happens.
Then you have to know when to stop.
This was about the third go-around on this painting...
Still on the pear kick...
But these did not please me.
I tried too hard, and it showed.
"7 Over Pear2"
This one pleases me very much.
I have been waiting for the next series of paintings to begin.
Found it last night!
Today the idea came to fruition and I can just feel it!
I know this is not fruit.
These are abstract flowers.
I had some odd shaped pieces of canvas laying about and decided to just use them up.
Often the best things happen because I am not really trying and just "letting."
The next painting on scrap canvas was just OK and then I just went too far an totally ruined it.
But what happened next is where I am going...
This is what happened on top
of those flowers!
I LOVE THIS.
When this is on stretcher bars - this is about what it will look like.
And this is how a series is born.
This background was already done.