Monday, July 26, 2010


Searching, acrylic on canvas......72 x 48 x 1.5"

This painting is done........

I hope so, unless there are tiny little adjustments upon more viewing. It sure came a long way from a gestural, wild, red under-painting. It seems that some work just demands a lot of searching with the paint, layering, scraping and trusting in your own mode of expression to come out. That's really always the key...trusting and no fear.

Another thing I noted that sure was a continual problem working on this whole painting is the way the paint would dry up on my palettes before I could get very far. AND, if you know me, or have observed me at work, that takes some fast drying.

Due to the 'search', I am really considering the title to be "Searching" least it will hold some meaning to me if not to anyone else viewing it.

As you might notice.... I changed my blog template playing around with the new stuff with blogger...not sure about this...what do you think??


  1. Hey Cheryl I love the painting, it has a very organic feel to it and I just love all the neutral in it, really works with the strong red at the top...nice job even if it was long and searching.... and Searching is a good name....the template looks good too..I change mine every so often the problem is there are too many templates to choose from....I can never decide....eventually I get tired and just go with the last one I tried...heeheee

  2. thanks, Cathy......and know what you mean about the templates. This is one of the new designs and I haven't really explored all the new stuff they are offering yet.
    I might like the gray a little lighter...but then the light type might be hard to read. Maybe it would be best to have a frame/mat around the pictures...will have to think about it some more

  3. thanks, have some quite beautiful paintings as well.