Wednesday, June 22, 2005

And Another One Out the Door

I sold another painting. A small one that I painted at home -- before I had the studio.
I have always liked this particular painting. I feel like it was a break through painting for me, although I did not go on to paint a lot of others like thisone. It was more about allowing a painting to emerge, which is how I like to paint now, and probably the reason there is so much time from one painting to the next.

I am happy to send it on it's way, it's going to a good home.

Solstice Salad

(My own concoction)
cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata (or in this case Calamata) olives,
Feta cheese, sliced red onion, chopped fresh mint, Olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Use your own judgment as to the amounts. I like to keep things in balance and the pieces small enough so that you can have more than one taste in your mouth at once.

Toss these all together and you have a nice summer salad. We will be eating this again.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


The longest day of the year....and I am still just priming the canvas. I have 3 more coats total to apply and then I will be done with that. Between the work for hire and the priming, I am not creating much new art. I have been doing small watercolors, which hopefully, will inspire new, larger oils.
I am off to the store now to pick up ingredients for a "solstice" salad. I don't know exactly what that is, but that is what's for dinner tonight.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Life Continues

The canvas has been sized, I e-mailed the helpful people at Gamblin Paint and they informed me that I did not have to put more than one coat of size on the canvas. So, I purchased some of their primer and I will eventually prime them. I hope to get to it this week.
As usual, the work for hire stretches on. I keep waiting for that chunk of time that never seems to appear, so that I can lose myself in the process. I did start this painting:


This was done a couple of weekends ago. Begun on one of the most perfect Saturday's ever.
It is not finished, I rarely finish a piece in one session. The foreground bothers me.
There is nothing going on there. I took the digital picture, so that I could experiment with it in photoshop.
I am not sure what to do about this at this point, but I know the answers will come.
It's hard to just stop working on something -- the other work gets in the way and I worry that the inspiration will fade.
I am trying to keep this to myself - other than this blog, so that the power of the inner vision stays with me.

A word about the Rabbit Skin Glue: I had a little left over, so I put it back into the fridge, although I think I left it our a few days in the studio. Anyway, it's moldy now. So it really doesn't keep long. 2 weeks I would say at the most. Good to know.
As for the prime, I will do 2 coats and in 2 weeks I will finally be ready to paint on the "oil primed linen".