Seeds in the Wind

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Seeds in the Wind   acrylic painting on canvas 24″ x 36″

The progression:

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This painting was tough.  I kept bringing it home finished and then taking it back to my studio because it didn’t feel right.

I wanted to capture movement through translucency and it definitely took layer after layer after layer, but in its final stage I like that there are some seeds far back and some up close.

My paintings are still a bit congested.  No breathing or quiet space.  I am going to switch hats and work on jewelry for a few months. I’m hoping the time away from painting will allow my brain to process and when I come back I will subconsciously be able to make the changes I want to make.

I still have quite a few paintings to show though, so don’t go anywhere!

Flipped to Acrylic

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Two weeks.

For two weeks I’ve been flat-out on my bum.

  Week one:  Flu. Soar throat, runny nose, muscle aches, joint pain and lethargy.  Week two: In all of my weakness I threw out my lower back.  Now I can barely put my socks on!

I’m pretty sure that’s called a one-two punch.

I’m feeling it.

So anyways, that’s what I’ve been up to… and you?

I scraped myself up, dusted myself off and started painting again yesterday.  I had been working in gouache the past month and decided it was time to switch over to acrylic.  I forget how forgiving acrylic is.  You can add layer upon layer whereas gouache is like watercolors, it’s more of a one-shot deal.

Here’s yesterdays progression:

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I started by painting the entire canvas an orange-red.

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Then I moved into the sea and sky…

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I left off with the underlying landscape.  Next I will add some foreground interest and a beautiful home by the sea. Stay tuned…

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I’ve also been busy at the pottery studio.  There is a local craft fair in early December and I’ve decided to sell my tea mugs.  They are my favorite creation thus far.  I enjoy my mugs every morning and thought others might enjoy them too.

Here’s their progression:

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I’ve also designed over 75 jewelry pendants to sell at the craft show.  I forgot to take photos though. I’ll try to remember next week.

Well I’m off to a VERY gentle yoga class to see if I can try to stand up straight.

I hope you all are in better shape than me!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

M