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


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Progress...

New Moon, 1/24/2010, acrylic, monotype, Hosho paper on canvas, 24 x 8 inches...a pretty little thing...it took some doing.

Bones of the Earth, Ancient Bronze, 1/24/2010, acrylic, monotype, Hosho paper on canvas, 24 x 8 inches. This was originally pink...imagine that? The pink disappeared on it's own, it just didn't seem to want to be on the canvas or the paper...too thinned down I guess...anyway...the corrosion of bronze is a theme I adore...I might go back into it later...

Finding Gold, 1/24/2010, acrylic, monotype, Hosho paper on canvas, 24 x 8 inches...once again I tried to do a yellow painting and found gold instead...


Bones of the Earth, Stone Monolith, 1/24/2010, acrylic, monotype, Hosho paper on canvas, 36 x 12 inches...I think this one is my favorite...I built up the textures using some of my scrap paper that I tore off to make my rough edges...slathered on naples yellow hue for the undercoat and went from there...the blue/green band near the bottom was the last bit I added to it today to finish it off, it pleases me so much I can just about scream!

Yes, I've been a busy girl... well, I started most of these back in December, and today everything came together, finishing touches and whatnot...so, I wasn't like a crazy woman painting until my eyes were bleeding and my hands falling off...or my head popping off my body...no...not quite...tho' I'm going through a bit of pondering about things creative and feeling odd about what I do, feeling overwhelmed at the same time that I feel good...feeling exhausted, yet content...

Sometimes I just don't know the 'why' of it, I just do what I do because I need to do it, I'd be so unhappy if I didn't spend my days working out these images and these thoughts... it just comes, I have to do something with it...I'd be a sorry thing if I didn't.

I just go with it...

8 comments:

merci33 said...

fabulous all.
so excellent to get a glimpse of the process...and isn't it so grand that just the being with it all keeps you a happy girl...yay you.

Ian Foster said...

I love them all but like you the last is my favourite. It is beautiful evocative work. Bravo!

Annie said...

Sounds like a good time is being had!

Cyndle said...

Oh, yes, the compulsion to create! I think most of us who do it certainly feel the need to--it's not an option with sanity at stake. Beautiful pieces! Your style is amazing.

jbkrost said...

I love these...
there's somthing tribal about them
really nice work
jb

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'm loving the 2nd and 4th photo...scream worthy! Reminds me of healing scrolls I am working towards...you seem to have found your edge and skating nicely!ha

Kelly M. said...

Laura -- I can see your palette "warming" up! Blame it on winter -- beautiful works!

Mary Buek said...

Stunning works, thanks for sharing.