Friday, February 22, 2008

Rain in the Desert

We woke up to rain this morning!! So rare, and that makes it all that much more special and cool. Pono the dog and I got quite wet on our walk, but Pono decided that being able to splash through puddles is worth the wet ears. A small price to pay.

I did spend time in the studio today. Not as much as I would have liked, but at least I got in there. I am struggling with a larger painting that is really being difficult. I am on layer number 4 or 5 by now, and it is still an ugly duckling. I may just have to leave it at that, and move on. To save my sanity. (If I still have some.)

Here is a painting from earlier this week. I think it's 16 x 12 inches. Small. Oil on canvas. It is a swan, only in comparison to the huge ugly duckling, still sitting on my easel, making me want to light a bonfire.


kate said...

Ouch ... please don't think bonfire. I have confidence that you'll discover what isn't working.

I like this painting - it is interesting to see the differences in your latest works.

I'm secretly hoping that the rain will have helped hasten the blooming of the Joshua Trees. Pono must have been happy having some puddles to splash about in!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Good Morning Karine!
oooo! Puddles sound like fun! Spring is definitely in the air. I love your new paintings! Have a wonderful weekend!
We do not have anything planned which sound like great fun to me!

Anke said...

Hope you enjoyed the rain, sounds like Pono did!
The blue in your painting looks like that bright blue in your ealier Joshua Tree foto. Love it!!!!

lee said...

Isnt that song: It never rains in california......I know hardly ever. Love your painting.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Karine!
I was thinking of you this weekend. I acutally made something on my sewing machine. I feel like it has been ages since I took the cover off. I hope you had a wonderful relaxing weekend!
:) Melissa