Still no word on the cause of death of our son. I have been quite unmotivated to paint. And due to the virus, my art group hasn't met for the entire year. We did a Zoom meeting to conduct our annual business meeting. It was nice to at least see some of my friends. We normally have a Christmas party - at a local restaurant - the first week of December. Obviously that won't happen this year - maybe another Zoom meeting. And normally we exchange miniature paintings. That won't happen either. BUT we did decide to make them and show them at the Zoom meeting. I pulled myself out of my funk to at least paint this watercolor. The phrase is not original to me, so I won't be selling the image.
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Monday, September 28, 2020
Sadly, we lost our only adult son in late July - quite suddenly - and with still no reason determined. I have been totally wrapped up in taking care of his business: two trips to clean out his apartment, sell his car, deal with his financial stuff. Needless to say, no painting and very little else.
I do want to finish up the story about the Global Art Project from earlier this year. You will remember my contribution:
It may be a while before I update again. I do have a painting started - and the idea for another - when I feel up to it.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
FINALLY finished - 14" dia. - "Flower of Life"
> a series of overlapping circles that can build infinitely outward, forming a flower-like grid
> all geometric forms can be found within it; is used as a blueprint for more complex sacred geometry shapes like Metatron’s Cube and Merkaba
> symbolizes creation and reminds us of the unity of everything: we’re all built from the same blueprint
Thursday, June 4, 2020
I have a husband who likes to take long walks - visits a nearby gravel yard - and comes home with pockets full of rocks. I have boxes full of rocks. I decided to DO something with them, as a break from painting. I promised some of my art friends that I would post some pics.
The left side has an incense burner and the right side has a small flashlight inside to show the transparent "window". The base is 10 x 12" plasterboard; otherwise: rocks and superglue. Kinda like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
I hope to never do a painting this complicated ever again! It gave me problems all the way through. To do the text, I used markers and found out that some of them were not permanent; so they bled when I wanted to paint around them - lots of re-doing parts of the canvass. BUT - I'm done.
The original idea was a drawer of things I have let go of from the past (at least to some degree). (example: light bulb = ideas that have gone by the wayside)
And yes, that is a real handle at the bottom of the canvass. It IS a drawer, after all.
Monday, March 9, 2020
If you compare the two versions, you can see how different they feel - as far as technique. I pretty much gave up on making the acrylic version look exactly like the watercolor. Still, I am reasonably pleased.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
There are only two colors used - a skin tone I mixed myself (mostly burnt sienna) and Daniel Smith kyanite (blue/gray). The kyanite is really special because it is an earth pigment that has a very fine sparkle from being a natural pigment. I haven't worked in watercolor for a while, but revisited it for this application. I have an idea to re-do this in acrylic if time permits.