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


Friday, April 23, 2010

What I did on my day off...

Bones of the Earth, the Corrosion of Metal, April 23, 2010
acrylic, monotype, sumi-paper on canvas
24 x 8 inches.

I finished this painting today... it was one that started out very different from how it ended up, it was once a delicate pale green with the plan to be mossy and evolved into this ancient looking monolith of gears and gadgets, shapes and lines (oh, I had a good time today!) It was nice being home today, I relaxed, took care of myself (I've been having lots of trouble with Fibro, allergies, and the latest manifestation of peri-menopausal crap this week, when it rains it pours!) Tonight we (my Fred and I) attended the Eastwood Rotary Club CNY ART Showcase at The Links at Erie Village in East Syracuse for a fundraiser for the local Ronald McDonald House, we each donated two paintings, and they sold well. (it's always a good feeling to see one's artwork go to a good home!) We also had our artwork on display on tables in the room, I brought ten paintings, and on a whim, I put my portfolio of photographs out for browsing... while I ate dinner, I spied on people leafing through it, and it seemed they were enjoyed by all. It's always a good experience to meet and greet, make new connections, and learn what to do to prepare for the next time we're invited to participate...fun was had by all!

It's been a long day for me, although I'm very tired I'm still too keyed up from the experience, and need to settle in...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A busy day...


A Chinese Dragon, 4/18/2010, acrylic, monotype and Sumi paper on canvas, 6 x 6 inches.
He was a happy accident with a random twist of the brush.


Corrosion, 4/18/2010, acrylic and modeling paste on cradled masonite, 12 x 12 inches...

This one I worked on last summer, as much as I loved it, I didn't feel satisfied with it...until today, I rolled my paint brush here and there...


Fieldstone, 4/18/2010, acrylic, monotype, sumi paper on canvas, 6 x 6 inches

I've been getting caught up with unfinished business....I had a good day...



Sunday, April 04, 2010

A new piece...

Bones of the Earth, April 3, 2010, acrylic, monotype, sumi paper on canvas, 30 x 12 inches

It was in the 80's yesterday, so I set up the portable studio table on the porch and went to work on this painting that I started last fall and set aside because I didn't know what else to do with it... sometimes an idea doesn't pan out, there was things I liked about it, but... no matter, I like it better this way...I'm thinking about doing a little more to it before declaring it done, but I'm still pondering what to do next...I keep staring at it and getting lost in the textures...

It seems I'm building up a lot of unfinished projects...I think I'm developing this log jam because I'm still working my way through The Fractured Hues of White Light, I "finished" the last chapter today, but I'm not "finished" with it. I have to review things I want changed, and revisit places that troubled me previously...there's more work to be done before I can say it is "DONE" and ready to go to print. I don't want to have to make changes after it goes to print, it gets expensive once it gets to that stage...it's a work in progress. I think once it's out of my hands and into the hands of readers, then I can refocus my efforts in the other works in progress that I have lying around...