Monday, October 27, 2008

125,126,127th canvas of the year .... i'm just gonna be proud of that for the rest of the year ... and wonder what next year's resolution will be ...

yippee!
i finished threeeeeeeee paintings today .... collages ... does it bug you when i call a collage a painting? when i call my mixed media creation a painting? 
anyway ... i digress ... 

monday morning was good for me! all of the last two weeks' otherness is gone ... today was just painterness.... artist stuff .... collage-0-rama ..... do you know i have a show this saturday .... a booth at a fest? a booth at a fest next door to my best artsy pal, allison? so, i've taken this week to procrastinate the actual organization that i should be doing to prepare ... and instead? just painting.... joyfully, happily, busily painting .... hopefully the organizational stuff will just fall into place later in the week ..... 
none of these three paintings started new today ... all of them have been in the process for while .... i started the grasses on this last friday ... and the background, i don't know when .... i think it is interesting to paint with white, i SO seldom do it ... and i actually have a commission piece in whites .... not sure how that's going to happen! you can read about these flowers here at my flickr site ....
this next turquoise one is an 18 inch square ... larger than most of the nest paintings i've been doing lately .... you can't tell well on this photo, but there is some blue running through the nest ... like some wee bird family had a go at someone's sweater .... and got some blue fuzziness in the nest for color, warmth, comfort and style .... who wouldn't want some blue yarn when it can serve so many purposes .... you can go visit this nest on my flickr .... 
and then ... one last collage ... a red pear .... on an 18 inch canvas .... the plan was a blue pear ... but blue wasn't popping on the background like i wanted .... i have all sorts of painted papers and i "try them on" my backgrounds while i'm searching for the right colors .... sometimes i find the right color and then have to decide what to make with it ... or sometimes i want a particular image, a pear perhaps, and look for what color it should be .... 

so there ya go ... my day .... three paintings makes me feel better about all those painting hours i skipped entirely while indulging my tennis obsession .....you'll be interested to know that it was in the 40s this morning ... and HUGEly windy .... and i skipped the tennis clinic i had planned to attend ... so, if i weren't such a cold weather sissy, i'd probably only be showing you one or two finished canvases .... 

so that's my story, morning glory .... and you? did you do anything grand today?

11 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

Nice work, e. I simply adore the white flowers and the blue in the nest ... beautiful pieces. Please remember your camera this weekend. :)

me? I finished the Umbrella piece (no photo's, yet) and spent some fun time witht the critter. all in all a most excellent day.

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

...the white on blue...gorgeous!
...good luck at your show!!!


*Heidi*

Queenly Things said...

Oh, the flowers are a lovely new path.
Stay warm!!

Carmen said...

Love them all!

Barbra said...

It has gotten pretty cold here too & we've been attending little league games and freezing our whozits!
Re:my favorite internet adventure...I guess it has to be etsy since that started it all and I most directly see the results. I just realized I have the same item listed in 2 places-the downfall to all this cyber selling!

Anonymous said...

I love the white flowers, too!
Or maybe it's the combo of such beautiful shades of blue and green with the white. Happy Tuesday!
--Roberta :)

Jeannie said...

YEAH for you -
but
that is so not fair - I have only finished #27 of the 40 -- but I am working on 28 & 29 as we speak

Jeannie said...

PS I love those little white flowers!

Chris said...

Oh, those flowers!! I love that background, too. Really cool.
I have not had time to browse through your flickr, or check your contacts, but I am really inspired by your personal achievement, here, and by your persistence. These canvases are really uplifting!

artmom said...

you go, girl!!! have fun this weekend at the show....cold here to - 38-40 tonight and that is cold for sunny FLA! very windy as well...Got a few things done today includig some backgrounds with cobwebbing and paint ala Mry Ann Beckwith.... now to try that on canvas...should be interesting!

phd in yogurtry said...

those long stemmed daisies, white, are gorgeous. love the green on that shade of blue.