Saturday, November 8, 2008
My new desert friend and some art
I had another visit from Mr. Roadrunner the other day. This time, I was quick enough to snap a couple of photos. Isn't it cool? I was so excited to see the roadrunner again. I am hoping to do some drawings, but I need to get over my reluctance to draw from a photograph. At least for this speedy bird.
I have been in the studio. I don't know why, but sometimes the creative process is a painful one. Lately, I have been suffering from a heavy dose of self doubt. It makes it hard to even put the brush to canvas. I will mix colors, load up my brush, and stand there for an eternity, trying to overcome my doubts. ugh. It is not fun. (Does anyone else have this problem?) I finally was able to overcome it, and this is what I did. This is a small canvas, measuring 14 x 11 x 3 inches. I love those deep edge canvases, and the way they become almost sculptural, hanging on the wall. Once it dries, I will take a photo of it on the wall so you can see how it looks hanging. (I realize my photos are a bit blurry. Please excuse the lack of quality photography!)
I am hoping to have enough new paintings that I like to take down to the gallery in Palm Desert. I have two other paintings in the same size, which I am slowly bringing to a place that I am satisfied with. Here is a photo of two of them together. For some reason, the colors make me think of gemstones. I guess I needed some shiny gemstone colors in my life!
I am interested in what you think of these new paintings. Any feedback will be welcome! It's okay if you don't like the paintings, but try, if you can, to tell me what it is that you don't like. Otherwise, how will I improve??? Thank you thank you thank you! I appreciate all of your comments more than I can say. Have a grand weekend, my dear blog readers!