Saturday, February 6, 2010

in the art groove....


i have not been in a big art grooooooove in a while .... it really takes a focus ... a choice ... a decision .... and, though i spend a good amount of time each week in the pursuit of art .... it hasn't been highly focused lately .... life gets in the way .... sometimes i choose walk the dog over art .... not a bad choice for me or the dog ... but not a great choice for artistic output, huh ..... and a year or two ago, i regularly turned down invitations (tennis? lunch? tennis AND lunch?) because i needed studio time ... i'm sorry, i can't do that i have studio time scheduled ... but not lately ... i've been doing the lull .... in part, i can blame the economy ... whey you aren't selling as much, you certainly don't need to paint as much .... but ... i have a show coming up ... and on my inventory i put some UNFINISHED pieces .... nothing like a little pressure to get your butt in gear ... yesterday, i started NO new pieces .... but i finished four .... 
three of the pieces are thematically "been there done that" .... but still a joy to do ... jut painting is a joy ... and it only becomes a chore when i paint myself into a corner .... painting something i don't like and i don't know how to fix ....

three of the paintings are game boards mounted on canvases ....  again, new paintings of favorite themes (when i say that, you can just go, uh huh, those are the ones that sell well, right?)
the fourth painting is a quote and a little soul ... and i think i'll do more along these lines ... i collect quotes like some people collect stamps .... and i like the looks of the fellow ... and i believe i can put small canvases in to the series... i'll be trying that soon .... 

now let's talk about the photo quality! they were taken with my iphone .... inside .... and professionally speaking, they are weak, weak, weak efforts of capturing the art in photo ... darn it all ... but, in my defense, it has rained and rained and rained and rained ..... when i take pics of my art, i need it to be a bright sunshine day, and i take the pic on my front porch ...in indirect sunlight so there is no flash, no shadow, true color .... so ... real pics once the weather cooperates .... until then, just a dim and blurry glimpse ..... 

my saturday is full of grand saturday busy stuff ... my sunday is not overscheduled though, so i might have time to get in some painting with the girls in the early afternoon ....if not, monday for sure ... well ... monday for sure unless someone calls for a lunch date, huh? 

2 comments:

Kelly said...

these are wonderful! I love quotes too and collect them like you do. i've been incorporating them into my stuff i've been playing around with too!

aimee said...

way to groove, groovy girl! keep going - they look great!