Sunday, February 14, 2010

Along the Banks of the Cibolo

As every artist knows, it's hard to look at your own work objectively. YOU know what something is but can anyone else see/feel what you are trying to convey? I showed this to my husband and asked him if he could tell what it was. He answered, "That's along the banks of the Cibolo. I remember exactly where that is". I worked on it a little more today and am ready to post it. As did Degas, I forever reserve the right to tweak whenever and if ever I feel the need. Artistic license, you know.
8x10, original oil, linen on board
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mountain Scene Study

Here is a painting I have been working on. Actually, it is one of seven I've been working on so I have NOT been slackin'!
8x10, original, oil on board
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

When You Start Working...

A friend shared this wonderful quote with me the other day. It gave me goose bumps before I had even finished reading it. Here's to you whose hearts beat with the same passion as the author. Wishing you inspiration! Gaye

When you start working - everybody in your studio; the past, your friends, enemies, the art world and above all, your own ideas - are there.
But as you continue painting, they start leaving , one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky - even you leave.
-Philip Guston quoting John Cage