Friday, February 27, 2009
This weeks work has yielding some interesting paintings. The direction is definitely spring, what with Scandinavia finally receiving some sunshine, after the months of darkness. The palette changes with the seasons, and now things are running greens and yellows and plants. That is not to say that it's been SUNNY here...quite the contrar.....grey, wet and cold, but the sunsets are extending with an hour a week and that means that sunrise is about 07:30 and sunset is about 6:00 p.m.....a more natural cycle for a human. If you've never been far north (Alaska or thereabouts) you don't know how the shifts in season effect your mood. Lack of sunshine in the winter months, and overabundance of sunshine in the summer (midnight sun) makes for an extremely crazy personalty. Anyway, I will be attaching some of the newest creations as soon as I can find my digital camera....my husband needed it this week to take pictures of our car for the insurance company......Have a great week everyone.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Blogging is great for keeping in touch with a generalized group. How in the world can I update every one I know except by writing on this and sending it out. It's amazing, really.
I have been at the studio for the past 6 months, creating paintings and drawings for the upcoming May exhibit. Now, I have had the good fortune to be invited to show a group of paintings at Hardanger Fjord Hotel in Oystese (outside of Bergen, Norway) all summer, so that will mean splitting up the paintings I have, and trying to create more than I had planned on. Challenges like this stimulate me to enter into the creative environment (my studio, combined with nature) and pull up the elements that transfer themselves to the medium I am using. I have 10 yards of canvas that will soon be stretched, primed and made marks upon. The fact that I just had my knee operated on (menisk, only...no big deal) just means I have to overcome alittle rehab time and not let it prevent me from climbing the 3 flights of stairs to my studio. I will post some of the newest creations as they present themselves...