Saturday, March 30, 2013

Away From Home and Frida Kahlo

I've been out of town for two weeks and two days--first to Marietta, GA, then Bay St Louis, MS, Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, and back to Marietta.  I like to get all my visits in at one time to save on driving.  I did deliver the Asian Boat (see last post) to my sister and brother-in-law.   They framed in in a beautiful frame my BIL made and hung it over the fireplace.

On the last leg of the trip, I visited the High Museum in Atlanta with friends I taught school with for many years for the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibit.  It was fantastic.  I had never seen any of their work outside of reproductions in books.  Neither used thick paint.  Rivera's work was quite stylized, and Kahlo's work showed her intense pain, both physical and emotional. 

I just got back home today and spent tonight gathering up art supplies for a workshop in Richmond, VA with Ann Blair Brown.  I leave Monday morning and am so excited about the workshop.  I'll try to post some while in the workshop.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Asian Boat (sold)

30 x 40
oil on stretched canvas

Finally, you say!  I've posted.  I have been painting, just on a large one, and, mercy, they
do take a long time.

This one is for my sweet sister and brother-in-law who spent 6 weeks in Asia
last year.  They took hundreds of photos, all wonderful, but I loved
this one the most.

This is a swap out with my sister.  She is a CPA and she did my taxes for me!

I'm going to see them in two weeks and I now have to figure how to get it into the car.
I am leaving Thursday for Georgia and the painting is still wet in places--taking my
paints to touch it up if necessary and also to paint if I get a chance.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Houses by the Water, Edisto Island

oil on canvas panel
Daily Paintworks

Another beach painting--what a surprise!

This is a studio painting from a photo I took at Edisto.

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