I try to paint every day. This painting “Conversation” is one of my newest works. It’s an acrylic 24×30″ and available in giclee form as well. The process of painting combines new technicques using rollers, scrapers, palette knives, brushes. It always works from the inside out and ends up in a unity of composition after much maneuvering and playing with shapes that connect to one another.
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.
As I sit regarding the blank white canvas, I am struck by the quote by Anne Tucker. Even though we (as professional artists) have made canvas after canvas, the blank canvas still ‘rquires courage.’ Once I asked my son why he wished to travel to exotic places, he said, “Mom, I’m just a blank…
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!
After spending the spring and summer working on mixed media florals that are 18 x24″ or 16×20″ I decided to do some larger canvases. They are of an abstract nature and require the viewer’s response and interpretation.