Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Out of the Box day tomorrow (april 1) over at www.dailypainters.com .
Which means that we were challenged to do something we wouldnt normally do and then post. Not sure how many of us with give it a go but should be interesting.
Since I normally paint small, sorta contemporary realism I decided to go BIG and abstract. So here it is. My boys love it and have put dibs on it. :)
dont worry...back to the beach tomorrow....
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Another from the bubble/encaustic series. So different from my usual work and a nice break...
Friday, March 27, 2009
Needs to be done every now and then. Something different for everyone; setting boundaries, making lists and expectations. Spring cleaning time of year - perfect time to regroup, to draw new lines....one of mine is to free up my weekends - still be busy of course and most likely still painting but not worrying about posting and getting on the computer on saturdays. -
so signing of till monday...ok, probably sunday night...still happy spring weekend...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
As artists we often question ourselves - at least I do, but I suspect I'm not alone....we wonder is this right?, should I paint more realistically?, more painterly?, less realistically?, should I paint like him ?or larger? etc etc etc.
It is a constant daily battle and in the end makes us grow if it doesnt freeze us up!! If I dont listen to all these negative little messages - my true artist self emerges...it cant help it...and its OK-.
Go Your Own Way. Your own voice always works...it just does.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Above is the start of one - the oil painting part. actually ive added more circles, orange and drippy paint to this after i snapped the photo. Next comes the wax. and the collage and layers - ooooh the possibilities are endless!! Ive got 6 or 7 of these at different stages and sizes and some with fish or just shapes.
*below is a page from my sketchbook - this is how I 'think'
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Originally uploaded by Sgeir Mhor
teaching today and catching up on some things to get ready for a full day of painting on wed. - didn't want to leave you without a little eye candy though- and this is eye candy with a message - a near and dear to my heart message....
Check out these photos I came across on flickr -Scottish photographer Becky Williamson has put together a group with pictures of art created by the flotsam and jetsam found on the beach - otherwise known as trash washed ashore! click on the image to see more.
Monday, March 16, 2009
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
My brother paints with encaustic all the time and his work is gorgeous! He's got a tutorial on his blog that shows his process with encaustic and photo transfer, it really is worth a look. check it HERE.