August 31, 2010

Living Large

Living Large
30 x 30 Oil

I was gently reminded the other day that it was time to check in and post something. It's nice to be missed. :-)

I've been using my creative juices in other ways. I've been working on graphics for a new TV show for the 12-16 yr crowd called M@d*About. I think it airs next week. I have also been trying to meet the deadline for my animated Motion Poem, so I've been putting in some later hours. Slowly, but surely it is coming together. I'll post more on that another time.

And this, my giant Sunflower painting - well, it just took a long time due to my messing with it. This is one that looks more dynamic in person. I have decided I have to give up that notion of making these large paintings look like the smaller versions. Or get some giant brushes. And start lifting weights in order to wield them.  I'm picturing myself as Zena, Warrior Princess with a giant brush in place of a sword. Hmmm...maybe that should be a self portrait!

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August 15, 2010

Lazy Sunflower - A Warm Up

Lazy Sunflower
5x5  oil on canvas
It's been so long since I felt even the smallest urge to paint, that I wondered if I would ever return to the easel. So I started out small - really small - to see if the brushes still worked. The last time I tried, they didn't and I literally put everything in my studio away to ride out the Great Storm of Artistic Frustration of 2010 (so dramatic, aren't I?) 
They worked this time and I started a much larger version of this little warm up painting. It will be interesting to see how it turns out, since 30 x 30 doesn't exactly translate into such an economic collection of brush strokes as a 5x5. 

And in the news... two of my raven paintings recently found a home in Alaska. Which seems very fitting since a lot of Raven stories originate from that area. And my large Raven painting "You Talkin To Me" just got juried into the fine arts show at the MN Fair this year. 
Ravens Rock!

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