Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The painting below is one of the new pieces for my upcoming show at Gallery B in Lexington, KY. It was, as you might imagine, unplanned. The flowers were planned. Eddie was not. Eddie just shows up when I put out fresh flowers. A bit of a rose connoisseur that Ed.
Since I love to write and I love to paint, with this show I did both. I included some of my writings on the surface of the paintings....I knew they would be mostly covered as I moved forward with the painting. But I knew they were there. And they were things of heart that mattered to me and help keep me on track for my intentions for this body of work.
So I thought you might enjoy seeing the first phase which is gold gesso and blue acrylic mingled. Then the words--then the painting. And my fun twist. I didn't want to lose the background I had laid out entirely, so I used Rembrandt Transparent White mix with some purple dioxan and did the background. The transparent white allowed some of the under painting to glow through which I was happy with. Transported me back to my olden days of watercolor and glazing..:)
Each and every day we are awash in a sea of abundance. Take a deep breath and let it wash over you.
The finishing touch on this painting was to go in with gold and paint the words Love, Joy, and Peace.
I hope it is hopelessly transparent......I love what I do.Pin It
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
*This book is now available for purchase, just click on the cover above. I will also have them available at the opening reception for my show , February 4th, in Lexington, KY.
When I set out last year on my journey of doing pieces for my upcoming show in February, 2010, I had a lot of ideas for the paintings themselves, writings that would be part of them, and a book to contain it all. I was already in my "Yes" mode and decided that every idea I had for this body of work that I would, well..., stay true to it. What follows is my "manifesto" of sorts. I wrote it, then printed it out to hang on my studio door in order to remind me of what I wanted to do, why it mattered,....and I must tell you, I stopped to read it more than a few times---when I was tired, when I was stuck, when I didn't feel particularly inspired. And every time it helped put me back on my path.
Big Ideas. I've had big ideas before. They live large and elegantly within my ego. It is the transportation from the unseen to the seen that things can break down--the vision sputter and die in transit. That is what part of my mind is doing in the moment. "you've had big ideas before---ordered all the stuff, even maybe followed through on it--somewhere you start cashing in your chips, trading fearlessness for safety. Trimming back the dream as you go to make it fit in your small world. The result being something neither you nor anyone else particularly likes or gets excited over. So the key must be in keeping the original vision strong and growing stronger, adding to it as you go--never diminishing, never trading down. How is this done? Contemplating the end from the beginning. My vision must be kept in the mode of how may I serve? How can I best share beauty, love, joy, peace, harmony with the world. It is all about love. I must carry that with me every day into each painting, into each decision, into each interaction. Viewing it with the joy of a child on how can I make this the biggest, bestest artwork on the planet! BE vigilant in guarding my joy. This must not be work. It must not even smell of work, or obligation, or musts. It is my joy in this moment in this life I have been given to create and co create with my source things of astounding joy. Full of movement, grace, abundance, eloquence, depth of passion The world is our canvas How shall we paint Let us dip our brushes into hearts overflowing with love knowing that all things work together for our good. Nothing is too good to happen to us. We are loved, we are safe. All is well.
That's it, verbatim, bad grammar and all...:). Those were my real thoughts concerning how I began this body of paintings. And my intention for sharing this is that if it resonates with you, it will give you courage to make your artwork "the biggest, bestest artwork on the planet" (yes, I did say bestest) Or if artwork is not what you do, the vision to do your thing the biggest and bestest way you can do it. You deserve no less, your work deserves no less, and those of us waiting for your gift, deserve no less.
The world is your canvas. How shall you paint?Pin It
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So to start the New Year's off right, Eddie and I have a new winner to announce. Drum roll please. Seriously, do the drum roll thing with your fingers. It could be you, you know. And you want the moment to feel really special. Heck, the cameras could be scanning the audience and be doing a close up on your face right this minute...
And the winner of the December, 2009 , final giveaway painting for the decade, by artiste extraordinaire, intergalactically known, Dreama Tolle Perry IS...........
Kgerehart. Congratulations K. Come on up and get your award...I mean painting. I mean send me your address so I can mail "Mugged" to you.
Whew! Glad that is over. These late award nights are taking their toll(e) on me. Pun intended. If you can't make fun of your own name, what's left to make fun of???
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010