Nature’s Drama of June 1 was unsettling and the funnel cloud traveled in a random pattern throughout Western Mass. I was in the basement with my 4 year old grandson, watching the eerie color outside as the 100 mile per hour winds uprooted trees and tore my fence apart. It was frightening. It was like emerging from a war zone as we started back up the stairs. Now, however, I am going to take this drama and put my passion back into art. No funnel clouds will be seen in my 30 x 40 inch canvas! It’s time to make the most of my time and paint.
MY ACRYLIC CHOICES
Vision as Voice Last week, three of us juried the annual show in Monson, MA. There were over 250 entries, many of them digital. It was a congenial effort for all three of us. Reception is on March 23, 2013.
Additions to my poems about artists and art.
My visit to the UK to see son, granddaughter and son’s partner was invigorating in so many ways. Usually, we head off tot he Tate or a London museum, but this time, the South Downs provided all the inspiration needed. Perusing the pubs, with their eclectic menus and warm atmosphere is something to sit back…
Through the years, I have read quotes that inspire me and give me added confidence to paint. Here is one by Mary Cassatt: “I live alone, and I love my work.” Let’s hear it for solitude!
I guess it is heartening as a painter to know that some of my heroes, namely Kandinsky, sometimes miss their mark. I refer to the early work pictured on my August Kandinsky calendar. Whoa, buddy, what were you thinking? Of course, Picasso had a few ‘unsuccessful’ works which still bring in millions at auction!