Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Work #87

Wrote 1,500 new words today, and rewrote about 500 old ones. I can't believe how long it took. I edit as I write or it probably wouldn't take as long. Still, I love the process of finding the right words and phrasing.
After writing, I decompressed, made dinner and noticed that all of my pencils we're twiddling their thumbs at me. :-)
At least I completed another work.

Passel of Kiwi, 5x7, colored pencil on paper.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Work 86

I spent last week in a writer's seminar and have decided to have a go at novel writing. I've always believed I'd write one someday, and they day is here: in my mid 40's. Being a late bloomer really isn't a problem until you compare yourself to early bloomers. So, I will refrain from that dangerous practice. Today, I wrote and edited 1000 words.

But, I do not wish to abandon my artistic quests, so here is another small work. Only God knows if I will be able to balance the two. I surely want to!

Here is:
A Passel of Sweet Peas, 5x7, colored pencil on paper.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

This week

I am participating in a writer's seminar all this week, so I may not post any art. But, I'll be back!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Work #85

I do love Horizon paintings, but I've never done one with a moon, curiously enough. I like this one, and it was a good study for future paintings.

Ocean Horizon with Full Moon, 9x12, acrylic on canvas.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Day 84.

I'm back painting today after a few sick days! I completed this today and am learning one definition of a tortured artist: not loving and accepting a work for what it is, and how it's brought another good meditation into this world, -vs- what technical mistakes are noticed after varnishing! Or, what the work isn't. Of course the torture ends with the realization that one's notice of mistakes make creating this painting another learning opportunity for the next one. So I humbly submit, for your viewing pleasure this painting. Thanks for checking in.

Bowl of Green Apples, 9x13, acrylic on canvas.