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.