Monthly Archives: August 2013

Two Hundred Thirty One

So I guess I was inspired by last nights image so I thought I would continue with the idea although tonight felt rushed. The images below are another image based off of a piece of piled fabric and then amplified. I enjoyed the process but I think the composition of this image bothers be a bit. It almost seems somewhat symmetrical in its outer shape which I can promise you is never my intent! Symmetry makes me crazy. Well there is always tomorrow night! Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Thirty

Look at that another milestone or should I say a round number. Never thought I would paint tonight, I have been tired for days and of course that’s when I feel like painting. Plus my husband dragged me to the gym tonight, which I’m now happy he did but originally I could think of like 57 other things I would rather be doing. Needless to say an hour at the gym made for a great state of mind and a new found energy. Oh and I tried the Jacobs ladder thing at the gym… its amazing. The image below began as a pencil drawing of a cropped section of a messy blanket and well it took a turn into my imagination by the end, no surprise there. I’m very content with it since there was no major stress and I like that it doesn’t feel as tight or constricted as some of my other work. Anyway, it is officially time for me to retire to my bed so goodnight and enjoy. See you next time.

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Funny how your mind imagines what else this might be…. what do you see?

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Two Hundred Twenty Nine

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Another lazy day, but atleast by the end of the day I had run 3 miles, painted an OK picture and prepped all the meals for the week. I know it does not sound very exciting but I feel like this a productive Sunday. Anyway, the actual image above I do not like but I did sit down and try today which is sometimes the hardest part. Lets see what tomorrow brings. Enjoy.

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Two Hundred Twenty Eight

It’s been a week so far and its Wednesday. As some of you may know I’ve had a cold for like nearly a week now and it keeps evolving into different stages. The EVIL scratchy throat phase, that feels like a cougar tore it up for fun, the awkward unbalanced phase, where you can’t hear anything anyone says to you so you just shake and nod, the uncontrollable snot phase, where any sneeze may result in a fucking eruption of buggers (sorry its gross I know) and the current phase, Coughing Fits. Meaning, that I’ll think you’re grand, I’m fine just a sniffly nose and then the tickle comes and you know that in a matter of seconds a full blow coughing fit is about to follow. So you ungracefully excuse yourself from whatever situation your in; Driving your car while having an interesting phone conversation with your sister, discussing the obnoxious people you have to deal with at work all day or right in the middle of a somewhat serious conversation with your spouse about your future. Either way, BAM! its here and it will be for a few minutes, so accept it. Needless to say this has been my life for about 3 days now and since I am sick of having to excuse myself to go and die in the work bathroom, which at this point I’m sure people think a dying cow is living in there. So I just stop talking to people and start painting. This was the end result, 3 nights of just developing what initially was a hott mess. Now I can confidently say I am somewhat fond of this image. Yay me! My husband, who is wonderful and supportive, but had no idea what I was trying to do stated two things. His first response was, looks like a volcano. What? no no no. His second comment was, I like how it looks like layers or something. YES, that was one of the goals and he got it. I was happy that the color pallet was less rainbow-ish too, as that is a continuously obnoxious theme in my current works. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Twenty-Seven

Since I am somewhat bogged down in the apartment today, trying to kick this obnoxious head cold I was left with little to do. I finished the first season of Orange is the New Black last night so with no TV show to turn to the next best relaxing option was to paint. Granted imagery was not popping into my brain the way I would have liked it, I drew from my past obsessions, rocks, caves and a good bit of shading of course. Now the colors are once again looking a little too rainbow-ish for me, but I’m working on that! Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Twenty-Six

Yesterday was a rather frustrating day. I was preparing for a hike up Mt Katahdin in Maine and after quite a bit of arranging, I started to come down with some sort of bug Thursday morning, which by no means settled yesterday. Needless to say I had to cancel the trip because hiking for 11 hours, then driving home for 6, just didn’t seem like a smart decision in my current condition. Not to mention my husband was in way worse shape then I was with this bug and was absolutely not going to be able to hike. I came home yesterday in the pouring rain, which I love and situated the apartment so I could sit and stare out the window. I started sketching based off of different items in my line of vision and well this was the outcome. Not too much but it is fun to draw so carelessly. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Twenty-Five

Another day, another portion of this image completed. I feel like I can’t finish this piece but I feel pretty confident about the direction its going. I want to work on the depth of the image as it all feels very close to the surface, only a few inches deep really. It is interesting how a completely imaginative environment can take on so much more then that once you’ve worked on developing it so endlessly. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Twenty-Three & Twenty Four

This is the same piece in different stages on two separate nights. The whole time, it has been evolving from one image to the next. Who knows what will happen when I finish it.

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Day Two Hundred Twenty-Three

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Two Hundred Twenty-Two

This image actually was made before Two Hundred Twenty One but I forgot to photograph it and post, on that note I’m posting it now. The graphic lines in contrast with the more organic shapes is right up my alley. I will say I am getting a bit tired of this color pallet, but as I have not been “experimenting” much i have not had the opportunity to deviate yet. Maybe that’s a good project to start. Enjoy see you next time.

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Two Hundred Twenty-One!

Yesterday, after running around all morning I finally had a chance to sit down and relax. By relaxing I do mean working on a painting. Not sure what inspired this image other than I wanted to try something new. The bird is pretty sweet the saddle Idea I love, but lets be honest the saddle is so horribly angled it makes me mental. Suppose that’s why people typically sketch prior to painting! Try that next time. Enjoy!

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