Sunday, May 25, 2008

More painting...if this is boring you, read the first paragraph, then skip the rest....maybe read the second paragraph too.

First things first, Joyce has a whole bunch of beautiful new hand made bags for sale, and all the money goes to Darfur and the Sudan....they are selling very fast, she usually asks for about $25and she will send them anywhere the post office will send them, so if you want one, hop on over there and sign up; but go quickly.

I am sorry to be going on and on and on and on about the painting, but you see it was a rainy day here (a very good thing) and we were inside all day basically, and so I got on with a bunch of painting. I got further along with the large watercolour, the yellow with a doorway, it is improved, but not noticeably enough for a photo, plus I played around with a portrait in watercolour which is fun, but not excellent...I've been reading Van Gogh's letters, I may tackle a self-portrait, that should be a disaster....they are SO hard to do, plus the only mirror in the house is in the bathroom...I can see it now, 'Artist self-portrait...on the pot'

Ho hum

Here's some of what I got done. That one that was blue and orange, then was cream coloured with ghostly people...well here it is now. I am going to do at least one more glaze to make them a little more ghostly, they're kind of leaping out at us right now.....

Plus this really moved ahead, this was the obedient one, that I didn't like much, then made a frame, and now I like it a lot, though it isn't very obedient anymore.....

It has changed quite a bit...when you last saw it, it was mostly a sage green....


This is my most obedient one....a plain blue one, that I have done a glaze over...I am having interesting thoughts about what I can do for the central theme....we'll see if I can pull it off.


If I am boring you senseless with all this, I am sorry, someday I will get paint off my brain, but for now it is a whole lot of fun.

I think I am going to start up a bunch more little obedient ones and see what I can do with that...tiny obedient ones.....

................later..............well, I started some obedient ones, but I am thrilled/embarrassed/horrified to say that they are far from small....I have one that is 2 feet by a foot and a half, and then five that are made of two of those....I laid them horizontally, then...this is just too complicated. I'll take a picture in the morning and show you. I can't finish painting them now, there is nowhere to let them dry.

Geez.

I am going to HAVE to start painting smaller things, there is simply no room for it all.

Acrylics are FAST. I think that may be a problem, I can grind out so much!

10 comments:

mmichele said...

not boring... inspiring.

and i LOVE today's poem.

Nomad said...

WOW!!! You go girl!!
I am WAY behind as I still have my visitor which is lovely but I am dying...DYING to get at it!!
They look super and it sounds like you are having a TON of fun!!
I am hoping for later this week!

Nomad said...

OH and PS I found a wetting solution for painting wet on wet in acrylic and for keeping the whole mess from drying so fast... try your art store.

oreneta said...

mmichele, glad you're enjoying it! I thought it was a great poem, not sure for a waiting room though.

Nomad, I have been missing you girl....I have been WAY out of control on this, the man is gamely sitting in a room filled with and stinking of about twelve wet paintings...the girls of course have gotten going as well, it is a wonder that the entire house is not lightly coated in acrylic daubs. By some miracle, we seem to still be pretty clean!

elPadawan said...

"Self-Portrait on the pot" <-- very... inspiring indeed :D.

Before or after getting yourself covered in acrylic paint? ;)

Beth said...

Never, ever apologise for sharing your art!
I love seeing it and hearing (reading) about the whole process.
And you are quite funny as you recount your tales of creativity...

traveler one said...

I LOVE the middle collage! And I love the green one with the ghostly dresses... oh and the travel collage is getting interesting! Just keep going!!

oreneta said...

elPadawan, I think it would have to be after...artfully applied abstract patterns. When I was vastly pregnant I seriously debated painting my entire body and rolling along the walls of a room, sort of like a wildly bumpy paint roller and seeing what the patterns turned out like...kind of one bump, then a smear, then three bumps, or four, then a smear, then one bump.....the man would have had to keep applying paint as I turned. It all seemed a little epic, and I wasn't sure I wanted to end up like the goldfinger girl so I never bothered. It might be an interesting thing to try to conceptualise and paint though...hmmmmmm

Beth, thank you....I did a whole wach more painting today, but it was one of those days when there are not huge photographable changes...man I am making up new words at a rate of knots here this evening....actually with two of them I have, now that I think of it, but I never took the photos and now it's dark and the light sucks...later....

Kim, Thank you, and having seen what you have been up to I am pretty imspired as well! The ghostly dresses is turning out well, I am going to apply one more glaze, but then I have to Leave. It. Alone before I ruin it. Time to hang it up and just look for a while.

Linda Margaret said...

The middle painting is my favourite as well. I think its lovely. I searched for paintings on my bday and found your lovely inspirational works of art. Thank you.

oreneta said...

Linda Margaret, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like the middle one, I look at them and feel they are so unfinished, which they are...ho hum....I remind myself that even the likes of Leonardo and Monet and Van Gogh were rarely happy with their work. If they can be self-critical, I shouldn't worry to much. Self-perception is such a tricky thing...ties in a bit with your post on anorexia, no?