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Weekend Work 3/29/21

I think I’ll call this one Method To Madness or perhaps Inside a Brain. I’ve been using the slips of paper from the handmade paper Kerfe gave me. I don’t have much left. You have to pull it apart with tweezers to get the good sized slips out.

In this one I used clumps of the paper also:

The clumps became eyes and a mouth. A face seems to find its way into these a lot.

It is a very windy day here in NJ but signs of spring are everywhere. Lots of birds and daffodils making an appearance. We had a quiet Seder this past Saturday and honored my heritage by actually reading the short and elegant Seder we have, written in 1973 by a family friend Rabbi Alvin J. Reines. This Seder focuses on freedom and rebirth.

Have a good week! Nina

Weekend work 2/22/2021

I’m working on a few of these simultaneously. This one started out as a landscape and finished as one too. These have become instinctual as the painting will tell me what to do next. I’m using the gouache in the way it is intended: not straight out of the tube but mixing a few colors together to get a more unusual shade.

I’ll post the others as I finish but mainly paint on the weekends hence the title. Have a good week; although there are mountains of snow here, spring is coming. Nina

Weekend work 2/15/2021

I think this one is finished although I just put the last marks on it a minute ago.

Where am I going with these weird little paintings on black paper? One way I think of it is that I want people’s eyes to move around the painting and notice stuff such as color, shape, marks etc.

It’s a view into my brain when I sit down to paint. I honestly don’t know where these are coming from but I’m just going with it. A chilly week here in NJ with a storm coming (possibly). Have a good week, Nina

Weekend work 2/8/2021

Another mini snowstorm yesterday but it stopped snowing later in the day. I’ve been working on this one for a week and not sure it’s done. It looks like two paintings spliced together.

It’s a beautiful day here and maybe some of the three feet of snow will start to melt. Have a great week everyone! Nina

Blizzard of 2021 and a painting

Painting I finished this weekend. I like it.

This is a big one here in Northern NJ. Right now it’s still coming down heavily. We got the day off: my husband is doing telemedicine from the dining room table. Daughter printed the NYTimes Monday puzzle (only day I can finish it).

I have another painting started: another circle with drips. So all is well in my world aside from the fact that this snow will be impossible to shovel. Have a great week! Nina

Some weekend work

The rocks are ones from the neighborhood that I took back and did in the Arteza outdoor acrylics. They are not like gouache; it’s hard to get any kind of fine line from these.

I’ll put these out and see if they stay better than the gouache ones.

No new paintings ready to post but I’ll post this one started a couple of weeks ago. I never really know where I’m going with these but so far I like the seed pod things in the picture.

I just called in sick to work. Not feeling quite well and I’m alarmed at the Covid cases rising here (20 in one day in my town). As an older person and one who works in a medical clinic setting, I’m going to stay vigilant. Be safe all. Nina

Painting 10/10 weekend

I found myself sitting down and doing a bit of painting over the weekend. I’m running out of rocks so got some of them going:

I used ArtSet for iPad for the first time in a while. I drew this landscape using my forefinger.

All in all a good weekend. Have a good week! Nina

Pandemic Painting (10/5/20)

A painting that started out as something else and became another of these painting with three figures: unintentional. I am sheltering in place with my husband and daughter and somehow the three configuration gets into my painting.

I hope everyone has a good week. Nina

Pandemic painting

This painting has been in progress for a few weeks. There was a large pink area that I didn’t know what to do with. One sleepless night I thought “tornados” so I put them in. Turns out it looked better upside down so the tornados are more like giant trees.

I am going to try to paint some tornados next, though.

Draw a Bird Day: Rainbow Songbird

nina draw a bird aug 8

Nina’s internet has been out since the tropical storm, with no promises of when it will be back, so she took a photo on her phone of her bird and sent it to me to post.  Another colorful tribute to Draw a Bird Day!

And hopefully her internet will be back soon so she can post more of what she’s been doing.