Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tall Non Fat

We are heading back East for a few days to visit family and attend my Husband's reunion, so, I won't be posting for awhile. When we return I hope to be better about posting on a more regular basis. I do want to thank everyone who has stopped by and especially those who have taken the time to leave a comment, or become a "follower" I really am so inspired to paint more and share, as the art blogging community is such a wonderful group of people, all I can say is thank you. Since I am sort of taking a coffee break here is a painting done with oil bars. I was just trying for shapes and spots of color. I took a picture of a friend and the manager came running out telling me I couldn't do that. Tall Non Fat . Don't know what he thought was wrong. It was evening and I liked the lights shinning down, and the golden glow. Just wanted to make a painting. Has anyone else had that happen, and how do you go about taking pictures in public? I will look forward to hearing from you and will share more when we return. Happy Painting.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Berthe Morisot and Me

Ok, I somehow started this post and hit something and away it went and posted without the complete title or any words! Several years ago I read a book about the women Impressionists, I can't remember the title, Berthe Morisot has always been a favorite of mine, and I enjoyed reading about her. When I was in college my one art professor was an abstract painter, and I was a realist he was a friend of Jackson Pollock, and tried to get me to try more abstract in my paintings. Now I do like abstract paintings, but am still very much a realist, one who is trying new things, and always comes back to my love of the simple, ordinary everyday things. I love this quote from Berthe Morisot....." It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and taken from your own experience" So, as I have been trying to figure out just where I am going this summer......I come right back to what I love, and Berthe expressed it very well! The Leeks and lacquer bowl were done in colored pencil. Hope everyone has a wonderful labor day weekend. Fall is definitely in the air. Look forward to hearing from you.