Friday, January 18, 2008

five and six

two pears ... in love .... cuddling .... leaning in ..... getting ready to kiss .... 

do you know that i LOVE orange? ... it is one of my very favorite colors ... i have an affinity for orange shoes in particular ... the best thing about our snow flurry the other day was that i got to wear my orange boots .... anyway ... for loving orange as much as i do, i sure don't paint with it that much ... touches here and there .. but not entire orange canvases .. this might be my first ... orange background and orange letters .... i love how the chartreuse pears pop on the background .... i not only have a thing for orange, i also have a thing for pears .... on my flickr sight i actually have an entire pear set ...... well ... it's a fruit set .. but it is mostly pears ..... 
i actually had another pear painting in mind as i did this one  .... it is actually much smaller and much brighter than its predecessor ... but still has the same underlying theme of love and adoration ..... that might be TMI on the pears' relationship, huh? 



..... so, today, i wasn't as frantically creative as i was yesterday .... it was more of a puttery, contemplative thing today ... and i finished these two pieces ... chartreuse pears on orange .... and this angel dancing on a heart .... that angel has it going on ... wearing orange tie dyed fanciness .... with a matching halo ..... i'm very happy with how that sweet angel turned out .... my pal, jeannie, recently sent me some music..... a paper element i like to use in my art, but i don't have much of it .... i used the music that she sent me for those teensy wings .... if you are an angel, tiny wings can do just as good a job as big wings .... 

so ... in my contemplative art moments today .... i was wondering what i was doing ... 100 canvases this year? what kind of resolution is that .... WHY do i need 100 canvases? what's the rush ? why so many ....but really .... i think it is going to be ok .... i talked myself out of it ... then i talked myself back into it .... as i made this angel ... ya see.... i really like this piece ... and this angel ... and i would be happy to think about angels for 94 more paintings .... i could explore JUST this theme for the entire year probably ... but.... with so many themes that i like, it is ok to keep exploring them ... to do the themes that i love and keep working them in new directions .... new ways .... so .... here are my entries ... five and six... on my way to 100 canvases this year ..... i think a lot of these next 94 paintings will be familiar ... themes that i've started exploring ... and will continue to explore ... in this journey i'm taking as an artist ..... 

so, more angels or more pears? whadaya think?  


3 comments:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

five and six super sweet... lovin' the lovin' pears... sorry about my mole stories... so does that mean you don't want to read how many I trap this year? back to numbers: zero so far.... but I'm hot on their trails..tails...er..um that's right...you don't wanna hear...

pears. peaches. bananas. apples. plums. prunes. oh, maybe not do the prunes, reminds me of prune juice and why elderly people drink it....

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I am with Heidi! I love the lovin' pears. Lovely!

P.S. Not a mole trapper like Davy Woodred!

jeannie said...

loving the pears and really really like the new angel! She is sweet.
keep going - ya know if you make it to 100 that is fab
if you make it to 93 that is fab to

I say just keep going - no pressure - just keep arting away