Thursday, April 2, 2009

WHAT A DAY! and a painting

I got ready to go up to the studio and just as I got all ready to paint, the electricity went out. I called the electric company about 11am and it came on for 15 minutes about 5:30pm....then out again as I was trying to work on a digital image. Now it's back on ......7:30pm but I waited a while to turn the poor mistreated computer back on.

I went ahead and painted and then took the pictures is the work as it stands...40 x 50" so I wasn't too thrilled with just wiping it out so I kept working. YOU tell me what you think. Trees and plant/organic life shows up in my work all the time but this might be getting to be too much for me. It's kinda on the edge of realistic and abstraction and I'm not really sure if it works or is too much realism.

Oh yeah.........the outage was due to terrible winds...we thought they were almost as bad as when Ike came through here but no rain....weird. I need to go check the weather patterns to see if more is in store.

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  1. I honestly would like to see it go more abstract-- I like how it was at one of the beginning stages when the trees were very minimal, sort of cut out and layered under the background.

    Love your colors!!

  2. Hi that you make encaustic paint...and have a B&B artist retreat. I've never been to ME...maybe someday.
    On the matter of more abstract, I totally agree, but this one is done and so I'm on to another painting. I feel like after I've been out here longer, my usual forms will emerge.
    In fact I need to get out my encaustic paint....hum, need special place to set them up and leave them out.

  3. Cheryl,

    I like it! I don't do many landscapes but mine always fall into the realm of abstracted realism, much like this one. Hey what does it look like flipped on its head? I think that might be really interesting! I am like you move on to the next one and call this baby done! See you at Colony!

  4. Calling it done...Gallery sending out pics...maybe someone will fall in love with it who has some cash. :>)

  5. Love it, Cheryl! Sometimes you gotta just let trees be trees.

  6. So true......down through the years trees appear all the time. No fighting them.