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Out of the Box!

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Seeing  these cooler spring days, makes me lazy.   The music & dance just looked like the thing to post today.

Can I dance like that?

Not any more!   I have always loved to dance, but these days all I want to do is paint!   Oh, & work out, clean house, cook, laundry,,,,,,yea I love keeping house, doesn’t everyone?

Girls day!

Meanwhile, I have been knitting, painting, & I’m taking a  class for “sketching  on vacation.”  So as you can see, I’m feeling lazy.  Lazy only lasts as long as its gloomy, as soon as the sun peeks its happy face out, my energy snaps back.

The three girls are just a quick doodle sketch I put together while listening to a lecture.  I’ll still work on it probably as an add on doodle.

A girl has to do what a girl had to do!

Taking a class with other students keep me up to date, puts me in touch with other like-minded artists, and restores my creativity.  I love the interaction I get from all the other people in the class.Even if I’m not as excited about a class as I should be, I always get something helpful form that class.  In my opinion the creative energy I get from walking into a classroom, the comerodery I get, and let’s not forget ideas.   I’m not talking about copying, just absorb the ideas of others, together with your own, make up very personal artwork.

If there is desire, there is a way to achieve your goal.

 

 

The Ghosts of Egon Schiele

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The Ghosts of Egon Schiele

I recently took an abstract class at the Oceanside Museum of Art.  Since it’s been years since I’ve taken an art class of any kind, I was attracted to this particular class because I’m always looking for more incite into a form of art I really enjoy, but still have trouble understanding occasionally. Abstract

Please don’t ask where the idea came from for this piece, I don’t think I even know.  I remember walking into class with several printed copies of ideas I could work with.  But, that was all incase the instructor asked us to do the exercises I was prepared for.  (Wishful thinking)

I always like the idea of stacking things together.  Like coffee cups, bowls, bottles etc.  In my mind was an idea simmering  of what I might paint based on the guide lines we were given.  Other than that, we were all using student grade paints…I guess that’s ok, we were the students.  Brushes had been trashed, so I had a few of my own, but I swear that’s all I brought with me!

Before I knew it I had my sketch roughed in, and was planning to do something I’ve never thought of doing before.  Putting the heads of one of my favorite artists…..”Egon Schiele,”  on the bottles.  I soon realized there are many self-portraits done by that artist, and have many examples to choose from.

Even the simplest of pieces can cause a bundle of pain.  Even when you are committed to being abstract, and loose,  it’s painful to paint.  It’s painful because even the smallest of creations is something I pour heart and soul into,  getting it just right. Even though “Just Right” is subjective,  my just right is the one I’m concerned about.  It can’t look like I’ve worked too hard, or cared too little.  Even if I do work hard, and care very much.  After all, each creation no matter how small, is our own creation, and we love and care for them all the same.

Creating Cells…

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This might be of interest…

This is what one would call cells. They have a kind of interesting shapes, colors, and movement to them. I never know if this will be something I’ll ever use, but should I ever think I need something different, maybe this will be just exactly  the ticket!