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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve 2010

The Childrens Moon, New Year's Eve morning
It's looking like this is my last painting of 2010, it's just a wee bit, 4 x 4 inches, part of the blue sky/children's moon series that I've been working with lately. I was noticing the moon in the morning sky for the last couple of mornings (we've been fortunate to see the sun for the first time in awhile), and I had this little painting in limbo for several weeks, only the background pleased me, not so much the moon until I made it into a crescent moon yesterday morning after I saw the little pale crescent riding high in the morning sky. I loved it immediately, but waited until today to see if I still liked it, and I do, so I signed it. and it's done. (YAY!) There are still unfinished paintings on my work table left to do, but they are going to wait for another time.

I've been a busy girl this year, painting, drawing, making photographs, publishing another book, and opening a gallery with our friends...(much of this I mused over at my other blog Upstate Girl I posted a few of my favorite photos there)'s been a good year along with the usual ups and downs of life, I can't's all good.

I will post my most favorite paintings of 2010 here...

Full Moon, 2010 (The one I'm glad didn't sell.)

If Not, Winter, 2010

Nocturne, Winter New Moon, 2010
Bones of the Earth, 2010

Ancient Mechanism, 2010
A part of the "shared painting" project with Ken Nichols at Moonlighting Gallery

 There is more than just blue going on in that sky...2010
The Childrens Moon, November 7, 2010

Winter Moon, November 7, 2010

Has anyone noticed the overwhelming I guess it's my favorite.

Defining art moments of 2010 (at least the ones I could find pictures of!):

Our Wall at The Delavan Gallery, April 2010
June, 2010

A full house with me in the middle of it

The Sign is UP!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A painting for the Solstice...

Winter Solstice Time, December 19, 2010, acrylic wash, with monotype, sumi paper on canvas  40 x 16 inches

Starting point on November 6, 2010
Stage 2, 11/28/2010

Detail from 11/28/2010
Stage 3 on 12/11/2010
Detail from 12/11/2010

If anything, I'm spite of FMS flare-ups that have been troublesome for several weeks now, I've pulled it together enough to keep painting even when I have disasters like today when I spilled my water jar full of blue water and it soaked poor Max while he was napping! (He's already forgiven me, we took a long walk around the acre after he dried off for a good sniff around.) My hands are not cooperating as well lately. There are lots of layers, and lots of doubts about where I was going with this (did I really want to cover all that up?) Well, it's done what I've wanted to do, I kept it simple and pale like the slice of the sky that is turquoise in the late afternoon on a winter day. I love the subtle details that are happening, the glow of the warm tones underneath showing through. Pretty stuff.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Some very small drawings

A very small drawing, #3, 12/5/2010, graphite pencil on Stonehenge paper, 2 1/2 x 2 inches

A very small drawing, #1, 11/6/2010, graphite pencil on Stonehenge paper, 2 1/2 x 2 inches

A very small drawing, #2, 11/26/2010, graphite pencil on Stonehenge paper, 2 1/2 x 2 inches
I've been making some tiny drawings lately...because they're portable, I can work on them anywhere, anytime...there have been some days that just making these bitty doodles were just right, at the right time...keeping the hands busy, the mind occupied. I love making these little guys! I haven't done any this small in a long time, it felt good getting back to this intimate size. I want to keep making more, and probably will for a while, I have plenty of paper!