Friday, May 30, 2008

FCCA juried show

I just received an acceptance letter for "Effervescent" into the FCCA show in July. This will be the first time the painting has shown publicly and I am excited to hear people's comments and thoughts at the reception.

I feel that this painting was a real turning point in defining my work in style and technique. There is no doubt in my mind that the creation of this work was a divine catalyst to stretch my gift and my faith.

The exhibit runs June 29 thru July 27 and the opening is Saturday, July 5th 5:00-7:30pm...please come by if you can...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

On the easel: Today's painting "Ovis Nectarus"

Laying in the, am I excited about this painting. It is manifesting just as I saw it in my mind.
This is another scary part, though, as it is easy to ruin the groundwork of that beautiful llama, but she is absolutely incomplete without the full vision.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Today's Painting: Ovis Nectarus

Third pass. I started adding the nectar at the eye ducts and need to decide just where it is going to come from.....nose, too, probablt and then it is on the deciding on a design for the butterflies. I initially thought of using bees, but I think the butterflies will create the edge I am looking for without too much weird factor. Yes, there is a line. Even for me.
For those of you who have asked "ovis" is the latin name for sheep. "Ovis" is the genus of the eight species of this mammal. The Peruvian word for sheep is "llama." "Ovis Nectarus", sheep of nectar, sounds better than "Llama Nectarus."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ovis Nectarus: today's painting

First applications of paint....coming along great. This is an exciting and trepidatious time in a new work...The moment when those eyes start to look back at me is a turning point when what has been a vision in my mind for so long becomes a reality. Very cool. This is why I paint.

Tomorrow, I am off to Norfolk to see family, so I won't be back on it until Monday.

Friday, May 09, 2008

On the Easel

I finished the background for "Ovis Nectarus" this week. After a few days for the paint to set up I think I am ready to start. I am in love with the idea of narrative, though I am not sure I am so good at it.....I have a few sentences for "The Age...." painting and a string of words for this one.

I have this little painting hanging around with a question mark......If anyone has any interesting suggestions to finish it up, send me an email......I am looking for the pairing of unique elements, not whimsy..not like "a bird in a sweater, or with a clowns hat on"....know what I mean?