Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sky Blue Reflections

Sky Blue Reflections, working title
Stamped with my name, but an UNFINISHED landscape, in acrylic, on a twenty by twenty gallery stretched  canvas. In spite of the best made plans to open the studio doors at ten, life kept getting in the way. Four days (not in a row) was the best I could do this last week. Life gets in the way--as does style. The style of this painting, my affinity for macro close ups of details in the woods and my fondness for line is probably a good indication that a painting every two weeks is me. So be it.

And it's also great that Data Recovery Group got all of my photos, videos and documents off that external drive! I am most thrilled to have back the family pictures and the stupid videos of me making a fool of myself  that I wanted to delete, but the kids said no.  I am grateful to them and thinking one terabyte for the next laptop in my life. My data was only 38 GB. One terabyte is 1000 GB.  An external drive or SkyDrive storage is only for backup. What a hard lesson.

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  1. Linda!
    Love "Sky Blue Reflections!"
    Wild, colorful, dramatic and exciting!
    Love the bold marks and movement!
    Bravo!
    Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael. That's me all right wild, colorful, dramatic and exciting. I love that description.

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  2. I am glad you got your data back and I like this one. I like the roughness of it and it got an almost abstract feel. It remind me of a photo you posted a while back, especially the colors and the stream of clear blue water, but the photo I mentioned had a lot of trees in it. Very well done.

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    1. Thanks Roger. While it is an abstraction, it isn't. It is rough out there in the woods. I did use the photograph you're talking about as a reference. I eliminated the verticals of the trees. It was the wildness of the dead grasses that fascinated.

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  3. Wild, exciting image with striking colour. Wonderful news about your data.

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    1. Yes and no Mick. It did cost a new computer to get that data back. BUT I HAD TO HAVE MY FAMILY PHOTOS! Honey won't turn seventy again with all his family together in the same bus. What a trip that was. We went to Niagara Falls, the Canadian side. Fantastic!

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  4. Love the drama of it. Good news on the data front, Saint Anthony strikes again!

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    1. Too dramatic? It isn't exactly your front parlor decorative art. Perhaps some expressive angst? You bet.

      I had my doubts. I didn't think they could do it. The machine was awfully hot just before I discovered the loss, which I attribute to WD, my computer-educated children and perhaps myself? On computer, we are graphic artists working on getting our photographic images color correct and then storing them. As bloggers, we use them frequently. It makes sense that we need a substantial drive for easy access plus cloud storage for archival images. One terabyte would do for the computer. I know what I want for Mother's Day.

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  5. Wonderfully intense colours in this.

    I know exactly what you mean when you say life gets in the way. I love my two half days in the studio - they're really precious, probably mainly because they are all I can manage.

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    1. Sometimes even a half day can be difficult to squeeze in. I've arranged three painting stations though that are ready to go whenever I walk in the door. By eliminating set-up time, I can grab whole hours or more whenever they occur during the day. Of course, having the energy at those times is something else.

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  6. Unfinished , or not, that painting is amazing. The drama, movement, excitment is glorious. I am in awe!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Drama, excitement, emotion was part of my life the last week. What you see is my reaction to it--not exactly peaceful.

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  7. A violent painting full of color and movement expression well done how do you feel hugs Danielle

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    1. The woods in winter and early spring is not a peaceful place. It's harsh, cold and full of threatening obstacles. This rendition has an abstract quality, but is quite realistic. It is not decorative art.

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  8. One of my favorite, even if it's not quite finished to your taste! Purposeful brushstrokes creating lots of movement. I see rushing and tranquil waters, grass, damp soil and an artist not afraid to show emotion. I love it. :)

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    1. Thanks Helene, I appreciate that. It is pretty much finished. Just a few planes need to be broken up and a few more firm spots in strategic places to strengthen the composition.

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  9. Well- this is stunning as is. I look forward to seeing it finished. You have such a fabulous eye for color and composition- your work is always a pleasure to look at.
    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your art. We are all better for it! :-)

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