Friday, April 17, 2009


I was talking with someone about the upcoming exhibition that I was thinking of entering. I read the jump off inspiration for the contest was a small Chinese takeout carton. They actually meant for the carton to be part of the art work. So I am left with a painting with no where to go. BUT, I love it. I am happy with how it turned out and decided not to do it in color. Let me know what you think. My husband gave me the original idea as he remembered bait worms came in the carton. P.S. I also spent 5 hours researching and finally getting permission for my reference photo.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm Back from Blizzard Country!!

I am slow to get back into the swing of painting although I did just finish a painting for a potential competition but I will have to wait to publish it. I was delighted when I received the wonderful news when I got back that I won a lovely signed limited edition of one of John Wright's latest painting. ( Interestingly, it is a snow scene and I just got back from Denver. Denver had a blizzard the day I flew so I had to lay over in Fort Worth. Needless to say my grandkids were disappointed but we made up for it once I arrived. This will remind me of my trip as it snowed three times while I was there. Something Florida rarely sees.

I finally took a picture of Rachel's print of Zinnias she sent me. Thank you again for the lovely print. I am also posting one of my first oils. I love the bright colors, the tulip radiates. Tulips are a glorious harbinger of spring.

Hope to be posting on a more regular bases as I am more a peace with my art work and not striving to learn everything at once before I start painting. I have found in my past lives that when I am face with a new challenge, I tend to go on a frantic search for any and all information related to it. For two years, I have been reading voraciously, trying to cram in all the art of the century, trying different approaches, going to workshops...Rather like turning over the pieces of a new puzzle, once the pieces are all turned I start putting all the ends together to frame the problem. The final stage is to fill in the center. I think I have arrived at this stage and can focus on actually painting and not worrying about not doing something right or missing a piece. I can enjoy the process of painting and stop obsessing on the knowledge of painting. Have a great day. Honor