Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Here are a couple of monochromatic paintings that I started a few weeks ago. The pink one is called "Awake", and the grey one is called "With You". Both are bigger than they look, the whole painting won't fit on my scanner.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Ok, so in the extra time that I have recently had. I have been doing some drawing and painting. Here is one, and it is still somewhat rough. I mean, I painted it out of my head, so some of the features are probably way off. In fact, I know they are, but oh well... Anyway, what I wanted to share was what happened in a fifth grade class yesterday. I had a student who always finishes early come talk to me. He wanted to see my painting, he really liked it and started sharing his thoughts about it. (Wow, it always amazes me how intuitive and smart kids are.) He understood all the symbolism and made suggestions. I was impressed. But, the last thing he said is what struck me the most. He asked me if I was almost finished, and I said yes, then he asked "so... you're gonna' let the man win?" All, I could do is stare at him in disbelief and then think to myself. "No! I'm not." I still have more images to work out but I have a new perspective now, and I'm grateful for that.
Ok, this is the second image (drawing). It is VERY rough... haven't even tried to look at a photo or anything to make proportions and features correct. Even so, the feelings that I was trying to get out are all there. This image is cropped, there is more at the top and on the right-hand side. I think it has a lot of potential. I call it " Don't worry, I'll give it back." heh. Anyway... here it is.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Guess I will be posting some new paintings soon. They are not really the subject I had hoped for, but I think the images will still be beautiful in their own way. I have been working through some 'things' on canvas and paper, and hopefully I will have some images to post soon. Stay tuned, this should be interesting...
Monday, September 1, 2008
My little garden was very neglected this summer. I'm actually surprised that I had so many plants survive. I think I watered less than five times all summer and it was HOT. I spent some time nursing it back to health this morning. I sure can't wait until it starts cooling off and I can get some fall color in it. This morning I got a new white Salvia Greggii and some pale coral verbenas to put in it for now. Tiger approved. She likes the yard much better when it's not as tall as she is. ;-)