Friday, January 29, 2010

lately art ....

i am SO blogging behind in posting my art .... i could post every day for a week and not be caught up .... what's up with that .... when i have time to blog, no time to paint ... now that i've done a fair bit of painting, i'm having trouble getting in the bloggage ... so it goes ... my good habits of old have been lost apparently .... 

so .... here are two big ones ... literally (sustantial size) and figuratively (important to me) .....
this first one is a painting i did for friends at church .... our church is opening a new outreach center (food pantry, clothing closet, emergency assistance funds) .... and they are naming it after our retiring priest .... derwent has been our primary voice for increased outreach ... help more ... do more .... be more .... so it just made sense to name the center after him .... he didn't know it was going to be until he was presented with this painting naming the suthers center .... 

this painting is 24 inches square (i think) ..... and is on a vintage map of the southeast u.s..... can you make out georgia there? the words i've written around it are the story of st. martin .... that's who our church is named for .... and he was and outreach/help more kind of saint ....

then i have this piece ... also large .... 24 by 30 (i think)......
i did the orange painting and the peace sign ..... then took it into the seventh grade and they wrote peaceful things on it .... then i took it home and filled the peace sign with joyful doodads ... here's a closeup of the peace sign filled up ....
so ... that's your double dose of groovy for the day .... i finished some other paintings this week .... but you'll have to come back for those ... i've not taken pics of them yet ... and i like nice days for outside pics ... and it doesn't look like this weekend will have any of that! 

what have you been up to lately? anything creative? groovy? cool? fun?


4 comments:

artmom said...

love the Peace painting. Is that for the School Fling auction? Off to tidy - no organize - studio so I can get on to some painting without the mess around me!

cath c said...

both lovely.

see you there! said...

The painting for the church is wonderful and really special for the purpose.

I like the peace painting but it immediately sent me back in memory to my Berkeley Peace March days.

Darla

Anonymous said...

2 great artworks!~
my daughter would love the orange peace sign!
keep up the good work
I need to get a picture of my completed and warm sweater!
jeannie