Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ups and downs

Earth Passage 9

Hi everyone,
This is the last piece in this particular series. This one almost had a life of it's own. It's a little different from what I usually do and that felt good. This piece happened because of a trip down the interstate. My husband and I were going to a wedding in Sarasota and enjoying the ride. For many years I loved the view of rolling green hills and orange groves on this strip of I-75. This day was different. As we approached this area all I could see was rolling hills of rooftops. One brown square after another so close together you couldn't see any air between them. I was so disappointed and saddened by the sight I couldn't get it out of my mind until I painted a reaction to it.

On an up note...I did a little artist's date yesterday and went shopping at the craft store and Goodwill. I have some new projects in mind and can't wait to get started. I've also been spending some Christmas gift cards on books and finding that my new favorite section of the bookstore is the craft section. Some of those books can spark fun ideas for mixed media canvas work. Now I'm finding the downside of working in mixed media - storage space. Oh my gosh, where do I put all the stuff. I can't throw anything out - I might need to glue it to a canvas one day!

Peace and have some fun today,


Kim said...

I have just found your wonderful blog (yes, they do call me slow) and these beautiful paintings! I love the colors and the forms so much.

I will be returning to see the wonderful things you do with the objects from your artist date.

Carlynne said...

Thanks so much Kim. I started playing with something new yesterday, maybe I'll post while in progress. Stay tuned!

Kim said...

Thank you for the heads up...I think I will stay tuned!