Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Purples and a Birdie, 8" x 8"

I really enjoy painting these ornaments. Glass is soothing. This is a good subject matter.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Christmas Ornaments, 8" x 8"

Its Christmas in Halloween or something like that! I am inspired by Sarah Sedwicks christmas ornaments.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Train Station, Vienna Virginia, 36" x 20"

This is the old train station in my home town. The station is now part of the WO Railroad bike trail. I live on the bike trail and commute every day into town on my bike. When I was a child the railroad tracks were still in place. This is the heart of Vienna--located on Dominion and Church Street. Come visit sometime!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Recent News

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

Complexities, 15 x 42", oil on canvas

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.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Outercore, 13" x 13", oil on canvas

The outer core of the seed pod has many grooves and crevices and wrinkles. It reminds me of of my humaness.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Inner Core, 13" x 13", Oil on Canvas

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

Regular Posting

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

Train, Train, Take Me on Out of This Town, 20" x 20"

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!