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3″ x 3″ an evening at the kitchen table

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© 2015 Calla Grace Fogarty

When I paint, I typically situate myself at the table. Initially trying to be polite and only using one 1/4 of the table but somehow after about 20 minutes I’ve spread my shit out everywhere. Luckily, my husband doesn’t seem to mind so I keep repeating this process nightly. Anyway, I initially laid down some color on this piece about 3 days ago and decided to try and develop something from it. These images feel like color studies to me. The element I love most though is the tubular like structure in the lower left corner. For some reason I am drawn to this and would like to push this forward. Lets see whats next…. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Sixty-Three!

This image looks as if Lady Boo Boo (my dog) did Shrooms. Just for all the animal lovers out there I did not give my dog drugs, I just painted her in a landscape that is somewhat hallucinogenic. I started this image a while ago and have been slowly developing it. It still feels unfinished but unfortunately for me I have a deadline and you do what you can. I can always rework it later. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Sixty-Two!

It’s like a Petri dish. I have been sick for the past few days and as an attempt to ease the sinus pressure I utilized this chamomile mixture that you put into a bowl with boiling water then cover you head with a towel and breathe in. I was sitting there breathing and realized that the flowers, petals and grass that made up the mixture was actually quite interesting. That is what inspired this piece but this is not a replica of what I saw by any means! Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Forty-Four!

Experimental piece. It honestly had no real goal but as I moved through the image I started to focus on different elements. I always love when images emerge in an abstract and there are quite a few in this one. What do you see? Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Thirty-Four!

Sometimes you just need to revert back to an earlier style to keep your self moving in the right direction. This and the next image are not my favorites but they helped me stay focused and that is all I really needed this week. What I do enjoy is the transparency of layers that is happening due to an under painting. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Eighty-Six!

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I never thought I would like the end image but here we are again and I love the image I was supposed to cut up.  In these last two images I seem to mindlessly move across the page and by the end it’s become a crazy collage of imagery and pattern. It’s exciting and rather stress free. I will say I had half painted the birds ages ago, but that’s why I thought it would be a scrap image. I hated the birds originally which was why I gave up and it just sat in my scraps pile for about 2 months. Anyway, enjoy and see you next time!

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Close up left side.

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Close se up right side.

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Two Hundred Eighty-Four!

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The most recent addition to my hands collection. I really struggled with this image. I couldn’t seem to figure it out and each night I would photograph it and stare at it over the course of the day trying to see what needed to happen next. The original piece I created I ended up cutting up and layering into this piece. It’s obvious on the top section but the lower half of this image is entirely pasted onto the heavier stock. It was even interesting to see how the two different watercolor papers reacted to the paint absorption. Granted I forgot to make note of which papers I used… FAIL. I’ll pay more attention next time. I love how the fence like structure floats around the page. I think I really want to play with this cut paper idea for a bit maybe in the next piece. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Eighty-Two!

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Small little image I worked on last week. I wasn’t sure what I was going for but I really liked the integration of the teal. Its a like a pop of fresh new color that really hasn’t been in many of the other pieces. I do feel like I am starting to get a little stuck…. Apparently when my mind settles down I lose my drive, guess I need a new stress factor. I know I will regret writing that as soon as it comes along. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Eighty-One!

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Since I figure people are probably thinking I have an obsession with hands I thought I might omit them from at least one image. Instead I continued with other elements of past paintings. It feels a bit simple but today was a rather relaxing kind of Sunday and I just didn’t want to think too much about the painting, just do it. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Seventy-Eight!

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Another study… not too much to say. Enjoy and see you next time.

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