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Inspired by NorthWest Coast art, though I feel they’ve been over done, somewhat.
I have recently had the pleasure of a week off, coupled with a week-long residency, painting in a local bistro. Suffice to say, the experience has been productive, friends met, painting painted. Certainly the opportunity was relished in that I was able to undertake larger works.
It is my wish, therefore, to share an image, taken through a window, of a new work in acrylic, titled ” Morning Pine”
The workspace permitted a canvas of 2 by 4 feet, wall and floor spatter and a freedom of expression rarely obtained whilst working in the confine of the studio.
I have not, until the arrival of this weekend, painted floral still life. I suppose that I had never considered it as within the realm of my subject matter. Perhaps I had a bias, a feeling that flowers were a little too “granny’s house” for me?
Well, old dog, new tricks! Here is a new work, blue irises, my favorite flower, captured in, I hope, a somewhat modern style. I must advance early apologies, for what has become typical, a terrible quality photo. Perhaps at some point I shall have a professional capture the images, and I shall stick to what I know.
Hello again. I’ve put the brush down for a spell, as I had some income to earn. I suppose that this may be seen as an ” I am back” statement. I find it hard to accomplish anything when tired from the days in the sun, and effort in a painterly direction sometimes turn ugly/ muddy/ off, and the painting becomes irretrievable.
At any rate, I have a new thing on the way. ” Thing” may be translated as “art work or painting”
La Pavoni makes these interesting and dangerous looking machines, wherein the coffee consumer actually pulls a shot with the lever…it takes dedication and practice, but it must be amazing. One day, bucket list take note, I will consume a La Pavoni, true pulled espresso…
Recently added to the collection of the Merrett family. With humble thanks!
Ah, the elation of a painting finished. It seems like sometimes the maker wants to continue making, and oft is best to sign and stop. A cup of coffee may provide the ideal escape from over indulgence in application of color. A painting saved by varnish, preventing any further mischief from the hand that holds the brush.
To save the tedium: Two new landscapes, postcard sized-ish, acrylic on plywood. Happy!