Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Oh the wonderful feeling of new possibilities! My first batch of 5x7" wood panels are drying their second coat of gesso this second. I am going back to the lovely world of layering India ink on gessoed wood panels. My oil paintings will still be happening, but I have a feeling that having several paintings going at once will be more interesting.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The original painting that I painted over was an internal landscape...I painted what I felt and it became a place. I have been thinking about internal, as well as emotional landscapes for a while now...and that is what this painting has become. I think of caves as places of safety and reflection, but there is also a vast open space full of energy and living growing things.
I have included two other images of my palette. I love the ritual of scraping old paint off the palette and starting over again. I am also about to re-stretch a couple of old paintings onto stretcher bars and begin new paintings. I am finding that the more old paintings I paint over the more liberated I feel in creating. Plus, I am recycling, which makes me feel like I am at least not destroying lots of new material resources.