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Painting 11/7/18

It’s hard to believe that Kerfe and I (mostly Kerfe) have been posting art on this blog for four (almost five) years. I doubt I’d be painting much at all if Kerfe hadn’t suggested doing this. I will try my best to cover while she takes a short break.

More fooling around with the ProCreate app for iPad. I must admit I like actual paint better but I get a kick out of playing around with this app.

Lovely day here in Northern NJ. Enjoy!

Weekend Painting 11/05/18

I did some painting over the weekend. This one I called “Angel in Dismay”. Is an explanation needed? I am very concerned over the election tomorrow although I live in a bubble, the typical “wealthy Northern New Jersey suburb”. We’re all pretty much a bunch of liberals. It’s the rest of the country I’m worried about.

Two figures. Where does this come from? I just start painting and stuff emerges.

The start of a drip painting. I’ll post it tomorrow if I finish it today.

A rainy Monday here. Today is my mother’s birthday. She would have been 97 and probably would have hated that. She never became an “old lady”. Hopefully that will also be my fate although this year I will turn 70. I guess you could say that’s old. But I feel the same as ever.

Fish

I’ve always found it relaxing drawing fish. This is one done with a set of inks I recently got. I’ve been in a slump due to a combination of working more hours and not having a good workspace.

Current workspace. An old computer desk in my husband’s (messy, unused) office.

No excuse though, really, for not painting. Art is my truth. I need to find the time to do it no matter what.

Opening Echo

opening echo s

Unintended pause–
folding the absence inward,
into the presence

Keeping the hidden—the not
that fills the where without end

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  What wonderful colors to work with!  A magical fairy tale setting.

opening echo close up s

 

 

Hidden Face

I’m not sure if this is done but I’m posting it anyway.

It is super hot in NJ and also the first day of school. I see parents picking up now (I live by a school) so I think they let them out early. Really need to air condition our aging schools here!

Landscape for Kerfe

Kerfe always likes my landscapes so this is one for her today.

I really need art supplies badly. I’m out of quite a few colors but more importantly I need the super heavy watercolor paper. The direction I’m going in seems to call for a lot of layering.

Birdy six days after his brother’s demise. I really can’t tell if he’s sad. He’s usually happy when I’m around. And so it goes.

9/4/18 Painting

Another one where the drips led me. It’s hard to see the details i.e. going in with a fine point sharpie in places.

In other news, I lost my dog Beau on the last day of August. The IG post is from Chris, whose hikes Beau went on with great joy for many years. Beau was just shy of his tenth birthday. I still have his brother, Birdy, who seems kind of stunned.

So I guess fall is here. Best wishes to all for the new season.

Monsters

I let the drips take me where they wanted. Two green and friendly monsters emerged.

Colt Gun Mill (version 3)

A simplified view and I ran out of room- the paper wasn’t big enough. Or I painted it wrong. The church steeple is not in this one and I think I miss it.

Last week of summer has arrived. It’s a nostalgic time, seeing the kids go back to school and the leaves falling. Time marches on.

Colt Gun Mill/in color

I like it better this way : ).