Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What it really is...is...

Caged
(work in progress)
watercolor, graphite and ink on paper
42" x 42"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Residual Gazing

 My daughter's kitten likes to watch me while I paint.  Actually, she likes to watch the paint rolling down the wall while I paint.  She looks intently at the wall while I draw with pencil on the paper.  Then when I finish, she looks at me in askance as to why I have stop.  I was providing her with amusement and I should continue.  It seems I have my own cheer leading squad of one black and white cat.

 Should I move from the painting wall, this is what looks at me on the red table as I leave: a compilation of cut out doll pictures sent to me by a friend.  True story: one day I just received an envelope full doll eyes.  No reason, just because.  One of the best things ever.

Dream Generator Totem (work in progress)
watercolor on paper
22" x 30"

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hold your arm like this and don't move

Black Hen White Cat (work in progress)
watercolor on paper
42" x 42"
 I am tired and I don't want to work tonight.  I'm not sleepy tired.  Just wanna hide under the covers and make everybody go away tired.  I don't wanna deal.

I dreampt that there was an ark in my backyard.  My husband snuck it in sometime in the day or year before.  Apparently I didn't notice the 200 foot long and 150 foot tall boat in my garden.  He hid it using old furniture that piled up the sides.  Once the furniture was moved away, there was the boat.

The boat is unfinished.  It's just a haul.  Large timbers intersect and swoop down the jut up.  Trash occupies that place between where the furniture used to be.

Because of the boat, my chickens have taken to living up in a large oak tree.  There is a tree fort up there and they roost in the leaf bare branches, waiting for the summer to come back.  They ask me why I am so silly as not to notice the boat.
Stop crying they tell me.
One day my ship will come in, too, they say.
The chickens tell me there is only so much I can worry about and a large unfinished boat is not one of those things.
note from meeting on 11/6/13
note from meeting on 11/6/13

Sunday, November 10, 2013

quick and disheveled

quick and disheveled
watercolor and ink
15" x 22"

Saturday, November 2, 2013

In meditation of my daughter...(progress of a painting)

Smirk (process shot 1)

Smirk (process shot 2)

Smirk (process shot 3)
Smirk (process shot 4)

Smirk (process shot 5)
Smirk (process shot 6)

Friday, November 1, 2013