This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Monday, August 31, 2009

What's on my easel?

Bones of the Earth, August 29, 2009, acrylic monotype on canvas board with sumi paper collage, 20 x 16,

Although I scribbled my signature on it yesterday just say to myself "It's done", I'm not completely satisfied with it...don't get me wrong, I like it...OH I HAD SO MUCH FUN...you betchya, I had fun...I love the colors, I love the texture, but I think I got into trouble with the orderliness of my shapes...the structure...if only it were more higgledy-piggledy...well, I'll have to think about what I might do next to make it right...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bones of the Earth series...

Detail of August 14th, 2009

Bones of the Earth, Fieldstone, August 14, 2009, acrylic monotype on Sumi and Stonehenge paper, 8 x 8 (I haven't decided which way is up with this one...)

Bones of the Earth, Fieldstone, August 16, 2009, acrylic monotype on Sumi and Stonehenge paper, 8 x 8

Detail of August 16, 2009

Been concentrating more on my writing than mark making this weekend...these are leftovers from last weekend...it's pouring rain and grumbling out there right now...a bit of the tail of "Bill" passing by...I've been wondering when my last weekend on the porch will be...it's been a good run, I'll have to think about putting away the portable studio soon...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August night...

The Edge of Night, Cavatina, August 16, 2009, acrylic monotype on sumi paper on canvas board, 8 x 10 inches...

Finally finished it! This thing has gone through a number of changes for such a small bit...this morning I painted over everything (tho' there's still a ghost image here and there adding texture) and started over...it's that mossy green and brown that I'm so in love with lately...

A fitting end to the day...our little house guest...
(the baby bunny's story is at Upstate Girl...)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

More Bones of the Earth...

This one isn't quite done...well, almost there...I wasn't thrilled with it until I did this burnt sienna wash on the left edge and I fell in love...I shot some details, these are the two that turned out...


I finally finished this one...maybe...there's a lot I like about it...... but there's a lot that I'm not completely satisfied with...let's just say, I'm not married to it...it just wasn't doing what I wanted it to do nearly every step of the way. (oh drat) I really love the area in the upper right corner, and some of the right edge...who knows...I might change it again...this canvas has so many layers on it already...why not a few more?

I received my new rolls of sumi paper from Blick for future use (YAY!)

The Price Check exhibition has opened in Beacon NY at Floor One Gallery...I didn't go because I'm still feeling punky from the cyst on my ovary and my back is just being a pain (I have to wonder if it's just the disc that's kicking up or if the cyst is the culprit, cuz those darn beggars can make you hurt in interesting ways.) The closing is on September 12th, maybe by then I'll be feeling better.

I treated myself at the art store yesterday and bought more canvases and paints. I think I'm ready for new colors...I have at least four more works in progress of this current color scheme that are...well, in progress...and I placed an order with Blick for more canvases, they had a sweet deal on packs of three so I got enough for me and some to share with my Fred...

So much to do...so much to think about...

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Inspiration from the rock pile of nature


Just some stones that I photographed this weekend...

I found these two little guys hanging out in the weeds so I set them together on the old flat fossil encrusted rock by the back door step where they can hang out for as long as they like...I really liked the stripes on the little guy on the right (the special enhanced close up at the top came from that.)

Are you ready for your close up Rock Granite?

I love this last one...


I made lots of things this weekend...but...didn't finish a thing...lots of work in progress...but alas...nothing I'm ready to share just yet, and most of my snapshots of WIP at the end of the day turned out crappy, drat...I'm still muddling around with mossy/lichen colors (if it keeps raining, we're all going to start growing green stuff)...I ordered more rolls of sumi papers from Blick (can't wait)...and I treated myself to other feel good goodies too...paints and mat medium, and handmade paper by Ro Bruhn...I've had my eye on a package of those sweets for quite a while :)

I have lots of ideas that I want to work on, colors I want to explore, I'm thinking about yellow again...I just wish I felt better. I haven't been feeling all that perky lately, just keeping my fingers crossed that all will be well sooner or later. I have a Neurologist appointment tomorrow morning to follow up with my herniated disc (which is still an issue causing problems) and as if having the backache to deal with wasn't enough, the chronic GYN issues started to resurface, so I'm waiting to hear back about a uterine biopsy (that was a peel me off the ceiling painful procedure!) I'm in good hands...it's the hurry up and wait parts that make me nuts (especially waiting during a weekend...) so naturally, my focus hasn't been as focused as I'd like, but the work I did do kept me busy and in good spirits during this time of "now what?"

Okay...okay...here's a couple of little somethings I played with in my sketchbook...

Down by the Sea, 7/25/2009, acrylic monotype, 6 x 6 (I think) It stinks that the "horizon line" is a bit off...drat...

These are two little canvases that I'm fiddling around with...they're sort of done...I love the wrinkles the sumi paper made at the top of this first one...so I had to zoom in close on it to show it off...
Okay, so...that's all for now...more next time...