The dog is done and I began a new "beach people" that is nearly done as well. I also decided that it was time (in a spirit of organization) to transfer all of my photos from the backup cd's I made before moving to my new computer. This has had several affects on me........first, I am beginning to comprehend the mac system better (and it takes constant repetition to undo my windows sensibility) and second it has triggered a mix of missing where I was and being glad I left at the same time. Weird, but I think I am fusing my past home with my new one via my visual sense of each place. I mean how can the grungy convenience store around the corner from my home in Fall River trigger such a sense of longing even as I delight in the beauty of my current woodsy/oceany home if it doesn't represent something else? Figuring those things out and representing them in a painting is what keeps me going.
Friday 27 September 2013
Tuesday 17 September 2013
I started this today for my new neighbor.............her dog died right after I moved here and I felt really bad for her since it was totally unexpected and the dog was quite young. I should be able to finish it in the next day or so since it's going pretty smoothly. It finally cooled off a little and we have a breeze which actually startled me, it's been so long!
Friday 6 September 2013
I am exhibiting four paintings (including "Blue Tubes") at a group show at University of South Carolina at Beaufort and the reception is tonight from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. This show features artists from the Beaufort Art Association (BAA), the Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) and the Art League of Hilton Head - I am quite pleased to be included. Obviously, the bottom painting is just an update........I had to move from my little studio into the house so the photo isn't great. The heat has so totally permeated the studio that it takes half the day to get it cool enough to paint in and I fear that my electric bill is going to be huge! Well, cooler temps are coming soon and, for now, the house is fine.
Tuesday 3 September 2013
I have had to change a bunch of things in this picture to make it work better and am still mulling over further changes....we shall see. I have been trying to pay close attention to values - something that can be quite difficult to judge from a photo so you have to rely on all of the knowledge gleaned from the unsuccessful studies you have done outside! It was quite hot here the past few days so I wasn't remotely tempted to paint outside.......plus the traffic to the State Beach I live near is awful on weekends and holidays. Now that Labor Day is past, it should de-congest (is that a word?)