Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The painting is what I call a pinacle work. It is the end and the beginning of a series carrying images and symbols forward.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This painting took all week to complete so I feel good about posting it as a 4day daily. It is also 4 x's the average size of a daily painting with usually is 6 " x 6". That said, I have not been posting as frequently these days due to illness. I hope to get back to regular posting next week. Have a great weekend.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Life has been a bit on the busy side lately--as in my other job--"that darn economy thing we are all contending with". I have been working on a painting that is taking many days to complete. I hope to finish it today so I can begin my daily paintings again this week. If you have any suggestions for images, I am open to them. I have been thinking about some Christmas images.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This series of images just painted is really a single painting. It was an experiment to see if the three would work together. I like the idea of multiple views on a single picture plane. Each pod is individual and distinct. There is a solitude to this work and a quietness about how I approached the process. To see things from all sides before making a decision--that is what I am thinking about today. Life is an unveiling of the conscious and subconscious mind as well as a simultaneous act of mindful living.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This week I am back to work on my "earth objects" series. This is the inner core of a a large tree pod collected during a walk in the woods last week. I plan on painting it from all angles and the middle seemed the natural place to begin. The natural design is of interest to me. The inner core- like the inner mind-is complex with many twists and turns. I ponder these thoughts today as I am painting.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Joan will begin posting her paintings again on a regual basis this week. She has been feeling very under the weather due to a tic bite--and all the antibiotics she has had to take for it. Thank you for participating in my blog and viewing my work. This week I am working on a series of seed pods found on my daily walks in the woods this past spring.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
There was a song I listened to in High School about a train taking me out of this town. Guess I won't be rolling anywhere on this caboose. Have a great day and enjoy the view. We townies sure do!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
What a long strange trip its been. Painting green jugs. It makes me think about what I do. I am an image maker. Thats what I do-not who I am. I make images and put them on view. You are a viewer and you view. I hope we can come to a meeting of the minds. Enjoy---and listen to the Grateful Dead. They are definitely image makers of a different wave length.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
These milk bottles are a staple in my home. We buy milk, cream, cream cheese, cheese and butter from a local dairy. Usually we purchase it at the farmers market, but they deliver during the winter months. The importance of these products are that they are organic. I am committed to using only organic products for my family. These bottles also evoke a time in my life when the milkman delivered milk daily to our door. I have also changed up my size again. I feel most comfortable painting 8" x 8" format.
Monday, September 15, 2008
This painting is considerably bigger than the ones I have been painting. Since I am used to painting on a large scale, I wanted to challenge myself with a daily image that is larger than the standard image of 6" x 6". Needless to say it was a challenge. The cream jar is from our local dairy and is filled with creme from heaven with the thickest plug I have ever seen. Caution--use sparingly or face the "fats"! I think I will go back to a smaller scale tomorrow. Probably 8" x 8" is the biggest I should go for one day--otherwise it gets too chancy to finish "the daily painting".
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Its a good day in the studio. The papaya definitely has some color in it. I left out the seed because my kids didn't like the way they look--kind of like fish eggs. Definitely not pod like at all.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
What a blast it was to paint this chocolate cupcake. I wanted to keep it loose since yesterday's pancakes were so detailed. I plan on doing a series of cupcakes. What is your favorite flavor?
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Every day seems to be a fresh start in the studio as I approach this process. These mango's fell off the pallette and onto the canvas in a burst of energy this afternoon. Mango's really appeal to me because they look like large pods and have big seeds inside. I really enjoyed eating this mango before I painted it. I made a meal of it.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I really enjoyed painting the shadows in this painting. The milkweed has lots of small jagged points on its skin and makes for interesting brush stroke. During my walk today in the woods, I did not find any pods, but am reminded of the beauty of the woods and the creeks that my lab loves to play in. I hope to get some of these images on canvas soon.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
These are the pine pods that I collected from the woods yesterday. I tossed them onto the drawing table and they landed in a perfect composition. Can you believe that. Now only if these guys were all dices with the numbers seven on them. Today I ran into another pod, but it was during dog retrieval. My chocolate lab, Vira likes to run off whenever somebody leaves the gate open. I chased her into the nearby field behind my house and right before my eyes was the next gift for tomorrows painting.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Todays pods are more to the point that I am trying to state in this work. The colors and the texture seem to pop out better than pod#1. I was being too careful yesterday. I find myself being careful a lot with these smaller works. As I stated yesterday, I find these pods or rather they find me during my morning walks. Today a group of pine pods--the color of muted citrus green--showed up at my sons soccer game. I walked into a grove of trees and there they were--dappled around a maple tree. At first I was puzzled and wondered if they were maple pods, but quickly figured out that it was the nearby pine trees that delivered these latest gifts. I plan on painting the group of pine pods I collected today during tomorrows daily painting session.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Over the past several years, I have been working on a series called "earth objects". The objects, usually pods, are collected during my walks through the woods in the early morning. The series can be found on my website: joanmariegiampa.com This magnolia pod is from a huge tree in my backyard. My first painting of the image, Ipod, 30" x 30", acrylic on canvas, was chosen for the Mid Atlantic Painting exhibition at
Mary Washington University this past January. You can read about the exhibit and see the work on the website.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
SoldThe studio was good to me today. The painting went well and I felt much looser than I did last week. I am still getting used to such a small format. I am working on my Ebay store so I will cast a bid option on this painting soon as well as put new for sale signs on the previous images. I thought my block image was uniqe, but when I googled paintings of toy blocks I found out that some of the other daily painters have been painting blocks as well. I like painting glass and fruit so I think I am going to continue in this direction for now. I also like painting realism. It is refreshing to paint what is in front of me.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Today the studio was black. I spent the entire afternoon navigating in the " DC parking lot" in route to Fredericksburg, VA. I delivered paintings for an upcoming exhibition at Dupont Gallery at Mary Washington University. I will exhibit two works from the earth objects series, " Purple Pod", and "Yellow Pod". This show--originally curated by LeighAnn Chambers--Rawls Museum Fine Arts in Courtland, Virginia, is showing for a second time this year.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
SoldToday was rainy and thundering. My electricity went down and technology went with it. I kept painting this small vase and blackeyed susan flower. I really enjoy painting flowers and vase