Monday, January 31, 2011

Back in the Saddle

Hi every(any)one....the weekend at Geilo was just what I needed-alittle get away from the crappy weather here on the coast. Why can't it (the weather) just be sunny and make everyone happy?  I seriously need a bunch of SOL (sun, in norwegian). The weather on Saturday turned out to be a blizzard, so instead of driving up, we had to take the train, as all the roads from east to west (an visa versa)were closed! Nothing like being holed up in a warm house with the fireplace going and a bottle of Amarone. We didn't have a clue about what to do about dinner, so we called a cab and ate at Hallingstuene....wonderful as usual.
The men worked all day Saturday, so the skiing got shoved further and further down the priority list, until it finally was too late, so-no skiing this weekend. A nice long walk to work up an appetite and a simple dinner was in order.
Now that tomorrow is a back-in-the-studio day, I wonder what I will come up with. After a hefty-weather weekend, I feel invigorated by the forces of nature. Snow, wind and cold temperatures/contrasted with huddling inside keeping the hearth warm...hummmmmm.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year-New Determination

2011!!!! Where did the time go to? I couldn't believe that the last update to this blog was the end of October, although I do know that I have not had much painting time since we returned from the U.S. So, now it's January 2011, and of course, like everyone else, it's time to take the bull by the horns and get my act together.
The studio time this week has been enlightening. After such a long break, I could see right away what direction to go with two of the paintings started several months ago. It is one of the good things about having alittle break, because your perception clears and new options present themselves. I have been updating the look of this blog and trying to customize it, although it seems I have unanswered questions about the size and placement of photos I want here. I will get it right eventually-attacking it like I do everything else that I determine to resolve. Today I will attack 3 paintings that have seemed at a stalemate, and either I will simplify, or decide on an idea which will take me out of the woods and into a plan....
Don't really like PLANS, but it's like rules.....made to be broken. I will keep in touch. Cheers.