Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I have been Critiqued!

Here is the link to the article that was written about the show. All in all I was happy with it although I didn't agree with some of his thoughts.
It is really weird to be written about. But it is good also to have the experience.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Trying to Paint

Here is the next in the series of Will paintings.
A larger version of the last with the same theme.
But an addition of water and probably also some small birds eventually. A cadmium yellow sky and ultramarine blue water. I wanted him in hi skivvies because they look like an old fashioned bathing suit that I may paint with red and white stripes. I can't wait to get started with the color but alas....I have carving to do before me and this lovely man go to the BEACH!!!! WOO ##***@!HOO!!!

Here is the finished ( but in need of last minute touch ups) painting of Will. I really am happy with the way the light and shadows of the tree turned out. I feel like I am able to paint again. After graduate school.......11 years ago I have been painting but sparsely. Maybe 10 paintings a year, and have felt stumped in a way I never did before school. But something has opened in me and I feel free again to paint without judgement. My own judgement.....and worry that others will judge as well. I do still have twinges but not out right fear.
I don't want to say much about because I really am scared of jinxing it but all I can say is I feel really heartened and light and blessed.