Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Paintings Reviewed

Since my first blog, January 2nd, 2010, I've been moving towards painting. This last year, I finished and signed eight paintings. The paintings have more of a common thread then my drawings. Of the five woods paintings, Wildfire is the best. I'm getting looser and more energetic in my squiggles and strokes and splashes and smears.

MY WOODS






SWEET CHOICES: I did Chocolate Mice the end of last 2010, drove you crazy with it and wasn't quite satisfied; it was too tight and strained. The three Sweet Choices I did this year on previously used, 3/4" stretched canvases helped a great deal to loosen me up (for the woods paintings no doubt). They came out so well however,I'm sorry I didn't throw caution to the wind and use new gallery stretched canvases. Now they need to be framed and I only like floater frames and as yet, have not been successful doing that--I have no idea what hardware I need to get them to float!





WHAT AN ODD COUPLING OF SUBJECTS! I understand my fascination with the woods. I associate the trees as barriers, obstacles to get around to the (hopeful) clearing beyond; I'm pretty sure my cancer experience had a lot to do with that subject choice. The pastry fascination, I can only guess: I do think life is sweet and precious and joyful and we should celebrate each moment as long as we can. And what better way to celebrate than with a piece of cake!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR WITH HIGH HOPES FOR ALL OF US ON OUR PLANET!

14 comments:

  1. Nice to see your paintings together...you have such a great style, I wish it was catching! Happy New Year to you.

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  2. Thanks Ann. That's very sweet of you to say. You have a wonderful style as well--and it's consistent--something I will be pursuing beginning tomorrow. Happy New Year to you too.

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  3. Brilliant work and I will continue to visit. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  4. Thanks Joan. I'm glad we found each other's blogs.

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  5. OMG, these are gorgeous! The light coming in the back of the baked goods display is just wonderful. Awesome.
    Have a happy creative new year,
    Nora

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  6. Thanks Nora. Welcome aboard. I'm a salt person myself,but cases full of confections sure attract my attention and my camera lens. Thank you for following. I look forward to sharing our art; your first post of 2012 told me we have something in common: watercolor plus India ink. I like mixing the media.

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  7. Linda
    Fabulous work in 2011. All the best for 2012, Evelyn

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  8. You inspire me so much Linda.
    A happy happy happy 2012 to you :-))))

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  9. How wonderful to see all your paintings gathered here together! I love especially your woods, and I understand the symbolism that you see in the tangle of branches to be overcome... beyond which, however, I see that you have always put light and color, like a hymn to love for life! Happy 2012, I wish you that it could be a year full of serenity and art for you!

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  10. Hi Linda.
    All of these paintings are brilliant, and I might add, beautiful. More paintings please. Thank you for posting your holiday shots Linda, great to see you enjoying yourselves. All the best.
    Vic.

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  11. Evelyn, you are an amazing painter, photographer, graphic artist. It has been a pleasure meeting you here in space and following your work and adventures. We artists know, the best is always the next one. 2012 will be great.

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  12. And the same to you Agnes. We have friends in St. Pete's Beach, just South of South Tampa, who never tell us anything about the area. Your post about Datz, a restaurant much like Eatzi's in Dallas. gave us an idea of where to go when we come to look the city over as a retirement possibility.

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  13. Cristina, I'm so glad you noticed the clearings beyond the obstacles. Not everybody does. The Sweet paintings are intense as well. The cases are filled with so many attractive choices--all to be sampled--which one to try?

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  14. Victor, you are brilliant. I love the feel of your work. Your landscapes are calming, poetic, inviting with none of the turmoil of mine. I admire your outlook. Happy painting to both of us this next year.

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