Sunday, April 17, 2011

2 days in a row of blogging ... a flower collage ....

my computer is just so smart it's astonishing, right? ... when i want to upload a picture to my blog, i click on that add a photo button and then my computer goes right to photos, and the first choice is always "last import" .... like my computer knows that i took the photo of this painting a good two or three weeks ago and am just getting around to blogging it today ... and the only reason i am blogging is because i have this picture ..... thanks there, smart computer ....i have, lately, not been living the life of a full time artist ... i have been living the life of a woefully inconsistent artist .... i'm just doing all the other things that there are to do ... i'm always happier when i'm painting, but that doesn't necessarily get me doing it when there are just so many other distractions in my life ....

but this one was a commission ... so it got me in my studio ... it is an 18 inch square canvas .... dawn's sweet husband ordered it up .. the words, always go, are the sign off for her blog ... and a lot of that blog is travel adventures .... i like it .... don't stay home on the couch, go! ... what do you mean you have a long weekend and you're staying home, GO! .... always go ....

i used a USA atlas for the background ... thinking that dawn will have an rv tooting across the country one of these days .... and then the flowers are just doodads and bits from my bin of painted papers ...

and then of course, there are six people in the family, hence... six flowers ... right? i'm pretty sure that each of them will independently figure out which flower is which person ..... nothing better than a little anthropomorphism to liven up the dinner time conversation .... i'm the yellow flower ... no, i am ....

so ... second day i a row posting ... my plan here is to get totally back into the easy groove of frequent bloggage .... for now, to do that, i have to have tomorrow's blog planned today .. which i do ... so ... until tomorrow ... when, no doubt, i'll have an intellectually stimulating blog title like,oh... 3 in a row ... 3rd blog in 3 days ... or 1,2,3 look at me ....

happy sunday night ... hope you have something great on your calendar for tomorrow ....

2 comments:

artmom said...

something great in the studio...plan to Venetian Plaster several paintings that are started but need help and many more layers! Bought a gallon of V. plaster at Lowe's so will start using it tomorrow! thanks to Joan for the tehnique!! have a long list of non-art stuff to do too.

see you there! said...

What a great piece you did for the commission, very fitting for the family it is going to.

I tried some similar flowers but I got the idea from the cover of and old issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors I recently acquired.

Darla