Monday, August 24, 2009

yippee, hooray, and zippity bippity bop ....

my fairy godmother arrived today and made me paint ... 

or ... rather .... my pal al came over and we did paint ... and paint and paint and paint ... 
finally .... 

i'd gotten to where it was so long since i'd last painted that it was becoming momentous ... a giant OH MY GOODNESS .... can i still do it? 

i can ... i did ... and wasn't even momentous ...no grand moments or grand creations .... but i worked on five small canvases ... 12 inch squares ... and did two long thin ones .... and one el grande ... a three foot square .... 

here are some pics: 

that's my lovely dog ... standing in front of the largest canvas i worked on today ... somehow i had it in my head that i wanted to do a white piece ... i'm not sure what to do now that it's white ... when i'm being my normal me, i keep lots of notes and write in journals and scribble ideas on my table .... but ... i've not had my normal routine at all .... not for  8 or 9 months really ... so i had this grand white idea ... but the grand bit has flown from my head ... and i just remeber the white ... so ... i papered it in music and dictionary ... and then glazed it with some white and some titanium buff .... next, i think i'll do a buff or buttery stenciling on it to warm it up ... we'll see, huh? 

and here's a shot of my table .... that far half was where allison worked today .... the foreground is the smaller canvases i was working on .... all dictionary pages ... and then glazed and stenciled .... i'm planning on a house series ... or really, a home series ... or even homey, cozy, comfy .... we'll see ... it too is a vague notion .... but a bit of a plan .... 

and here's a close up of one of the 12 inchers ... not sure which photo is the truer coloring ... 
and here's one more canvas .... no collage papers ... just paint ... a dark yellow, a titch of orange, and then plastic rubbed over the top to give it some texture .... 
this one is ten by thirty ... and i think i have a plan for it in my kitchen ..... hanging it up high over a door ... if the foreground goes as planned .... i also did another long one like this in orange ... also to hang in my own house ... 
we'll see how that goes, huh? 

so ... i'm painting again ... it's tentative .. but ... it's started ... and i believe i'll be painting again tomorrow ... 

any requests ? 

7 comments:

see you there! said...

Good! You've jumped back in. It all looks good but I'm especially curious about the white painting.

Darla

Anonymous said...

yeah e is painting and blogging! I think it is great your white canvas matches your puppy!

jeannie

Mary said...

Oh Yea!! I love your paintings. Can't wait to see what you add, especially to the large white one.

cath c said...

i am happy for you that you are painting again, and it gives be hope for my own writing...i just blogged about feeling like a fallow field creatively....

Kelly said...

yeah! can't wait to see what these turn in to. :-) i've missed you!

artmom said...

I am cimputer-less sort of - have one to use for e-mail and hope that the trip it takes to the repair place (in massachusetts) the warranty folks sent me to does not destroy everything but I was warned that it well might.....very bad feelings about this, having to reinstall all software aand then get the files back somehow.....yeowwww theoretically I have it all backed up on an ecternal ard drive but I am very unsure that was a successful endeavor...enough!

go for the white painting - it is a good idea and one I have often thought of - keep it white with shadows or similar! go for an exotic look. hugs1

Lucy said...

Glad to see you painting again! When you do things, you do it in a big way!!! Look at all those projects going :) Have fun!