These are the good days. The days where after a months of working on the same series of work, they all come together. Finding their soul. Finding their completion.
Today, this one, twenty four inches by twenty four inches:
After a wonderful visit by my friend Samantha, and much discussion about all things related to painting, inspiration, creating and a little tiny bit about motherhood. I stepped out for lunch and returned invigorated.
This is what happened next:
It happened on this piece:
A new element. This will likely appear in some of my abstract pieces as well. Klimtesque? Of course, but then again, being a symbolist painter, it is in my soul, as much as it was in his.
Remember this one from a couple of posts ago:
It has now become this:
Off we go to another day of creating.
We have a severe cold alert for the 5th day in a row. I'm lucky, it doesn't bother me. It happens every winter, and my multitude of studio knitted scarves keep me warm. Besides, it is "absolutle" beautiful.
Here the studio window:
a sharper version:
A look at the wall of finished paintings:
This is work from the past 6 months.
Integration layers of paint added to the canoe series. Deep, luscious reds, glazing of blue sky.
The image to share, not red, calm blues. The colours to work with on my next studio day.
"Thoughtfull Intent" at The Magic Door Gallery will remain hung until the end of January. So far, 8 pieces have been sold, including the piece from the invitation. I am very excited about this. If you have the time and wish to go see the other pieces, please call the gallery to make an appointment.
In February, all the other pieces will be distributed amongst my regular galleries. However, The Magic Door Gallery will keep a few pieces on display until their next show in the sprint time.
Studio Snap January 12, 2009
Paper pods made back during my time at OCAD, in 1998 as samples for my thesis.
Today, I added the white to some of the boats and accomplished a number of administrative tasks. Tomorrow, the paint comes out to add the next layer to the series.
Here are a couple of recently finished pieces.
Tending 39" x 52" Currently at the studio
Elements of Sustenance 20" x 32"
Studio Snap Jan 7, 2009:
From the new Canoe series