Friday, March 1, 2013

Munchkinland

Bluescape #1

Bluescape #2
Bluescape #3
 These photographs are just as they came from the camera. They were taken right after my foot hit the floor at seven and I looked out the window.  I couldn't believe it;  I was in Munchkinland.  My whole world had turned blue. I stomped downstairs to the studio. I wanted color back! So this wizard painted her world rosy.  If  I could paint it, it could happen.  I'm waiting. Tick Tock.

 Rose Whine 1#,  7 x 5", pastel


36 comments:

  1. WOW, so 'feathery'... and feminine.. You gave it life...this definitely reflects your mood... you are wanting color- so am I.. My garden looks like death after all the low temps we have had... It supposedly is going to reach 80 today!.

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    1. Flaunt it why don't you? Here I'm still wearing a storm coat. If I enhanced these photos the world turns black and white. It's totally depressing. I am getting my car back today so that's a step in the right direction, unfortunately I have no desire to go out in this damp, colorless world; I haven't missed having it at all.

      The little painting is soft and rosy, but has poor composition. What bothers me too is that the path leads down from left to right--as did the last one. My diagonal compositions usually move upward from left to right. I think this is a sign of someone who has had it with winter.

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  2. That really is an eerie light in your photos. Maybe rose-tinted glasses? I much prefer the colors and the movement in your pastel scene.

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    1. For sure rose tinted glasses. Thanks, me too, but I am not pleased with this painting. I don't like the composition, but I did learn a bit more about working with pastels and every little bit counts. BTB, (by the by), I had my teeth cleaned. I'm on the every four months schedule.

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  3. Munchkinland is a beautiful amoke blue! I would so love to look out my window and see woods like that. Wow. I like your painting. The whispiness of the trees on the right is wonderful and I like the green - orange contrast.

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    1. Pure fantasy land. Thanks Dan. A girl has to do what a girl has to do to put a little color in her life. --Be honest, you really do not want to live in a blue world for four months out of the year.

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    2. Sure. Sunny blue sky, blue ocean. No problem. ;) but I would love to have woods just beyond my backyard.

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    3. We can't have it all. You've got the sunny skies and the ocean day after day. I've got four seasons and the anticipation of change.

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  4. Nice photos! Very nice painting.
    Nce to blog with you Linda!
    Keep making art!
    Michael

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    1. Blogging art is the best Michael. It is so comforting to know that there are so many talented artists out there who look at the world, find beauty and interpret it via uniquely individual images. We are a society within society. I'm glad to be part of it.

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  5. I like the cold winter pictures of yours, but I love that expressive color landscape. I have also left winter behind me and I am looking forward to spring.

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    1. Me too, but all this blue is making me blue. I cannot wait for the Spring Equinox. I really want to dance around the May pole.

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  6. I really enjoy your wonderful fascination with these veils of forest twigs. Each one is remarkable in its own way--either as saturated paintings or like these monochromatic blue snapshots. This beautiful painting looks much bigger than what it is. Thanks for warming it up.

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    1. The woods are symbolic to me--full of barriers and entanglements to go around and get through to reach a clearing. They really are a living sculpture of what life is all about. I am fascinated by the forms I see and have yet to decide how best to express them.

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  7. you like warm colors...you should live in Sante Fe! haha....but your blue photos are pretty and your new painting is super-nice

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    1. I don't think Santa Fe is warm year round, but it would be an attractive place to live. Thanks.

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  8. Nice and cold brrrr, so I completely get it and you warmed up your world with a wonderful painting.

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    1. Absolutely. Artists interpret their photo sketches however they wish.

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  9. Uplifting image juxtaposed with those memories of winter. A post that exudes the optimism of the new season.

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    1. Thanks Mick. I've always been imaginative. This winter has really forced me to force that ability. Bluescapes and snow have really tried my patience. I did see a robin yesterday and a hawk--some life in the woods.

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  10. Hi Linda - I've been away, ill, but am fine now and will try to get my show back on the road ASAP!

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    1. I am sorry to hear that you were one of the unfortunates to catch one of this winter's maladies. I'm glad you came through. This winter has been the pits with regards to illness and irksome annoyances. I, too, haven't been myself--not ill, but very lackluster and unenthusiastic.

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  11. Bluescape #1 is particularly intriguing to me. After moving from New Hampshire, I can finally look at cold scenes and get warm. Be well.

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    1. It's nice to miss it from afar JJ. EMR and I keep talking about moving warm and then take it back. While these last three months have been trying, there is nothing better than a Michigan Spring, Summer and Fall. The anticipation of the wild daffodils in the woods next month is as exhilarating as the anticipation of Mexico in December. Plus I have summered in Florida; it isn't pleasant. No place on earth is picture perfect.

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  12. The pastel scene is lovely and evanescent...and so much warmer, a beautiful piece.

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    1. Thanks Jane. In my dreams. Warmer is how I like my landscapes. Perhaps they will really look like that?

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  13. I loved the photos and also the pastel. Laughed with delight at Munchkinland.
    Hope your recovery is on schedule. Reading that you "stomped downstairs" leads me to believe all is well.

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    1. Knees great, thanks Spirits not so. Long, hard winter. The mood will pass; it always does.

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  14. What a sight to wake up to :-) Beautiful.

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    1. Only if you're in Florida, but thanks. I did think so too. I did grab my camera. I would have prefered the Emerald City.

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  15. Brilliant photos, but that is the only way I want to see snow. Love the pastel, so cosy and admirable that you can paint that when surrounded by blue!

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    1. Not amazing. Desperation for warmth was the impetus, but it didn't snap me out of my doldrums.

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  16. OK, so one whole week without a posting from LWR. I notice you say you are in the doldrums. Do you think you may be suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder)? I think at the end of the winter so many people suffer from it without knowing it. You need a good dose of Mexican Sunshine. Hope you bounce back soon, Linda

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    1. You guessed it John. This winter has been the worst--full of catastrophes. I'm waiting for the locusts. But I am coming around thank you. The sun is out today and I have taken great steps towards exercising more and getting outside. A SAD light may have helped, but no flood, no colds, no bad experience with anesthetics,no car accident, no son's divorce, no son's loss of a job, no winter storms and forever gray skies would have helped a lot more.

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    2. So sorry, Linda. You both have had such an ordeal. In my prayers.

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    3. Thanks John. Everything got better this weekend. The sun came out. We gardened. My son was offered three jobs in the five days he was out of work and starts one on Monday--it seems master automotive technicians with excellent resumes are in demand. My newly single son will be over shortly to bring us up to date on what's new in the life a bachelor.

      My workshop on Art and Business is coming up Saturday next and I've lost three pounds due to my new exercise routine. I think it's time to start a new portrait--of a grandchild. There is no room in portraiture for unbridled dissatisfaction. Portraiture demands disciple all the way.

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