Saturday, January 3, 2015
Mask With Red Vase, 10x12
......came sneaking in almost under my radar. I could have sworn it was 2012 a couple of months ago, and as to 2013 and 2014, did they really happen? Since I must be going through life a little asleep it's time for a change.....but What? I ask.
Well, one change is happening without even thinking much about it. My art is re-forming itself. I think it had to do with having pneumonia, but it may have been Italy or painting more in the summer or who knows. 'Experiment' is in the air.
Take this mysterious little painting. I was over at a friends house varnishing a portrait she had acquired from me when I spied this in the room. It needed to be painted, despite not really having an artistic objective or point except that 'I liked it'.
That's what's happening. Painting just for painting's sake, watching the strokes go on and the color harmonies form with little regard to making form or composition or having something that could be sold or whether anyone will like it. It think 'Play' might be the word.
Who knows where this will go.....but this is the year to let more of it happen and see.
Upcoming Teaching schedule at the Winslow Art Center:
Weekly Painting Class Session I. Open to Oil, Acrylic, Gouache, Pastel. January 13th to Feb 10th on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 2:30, open studio until 4:30.
Gouache Workshop. January 31st, 9:30 to 4:00.
Weekly Painting Class Session II. Open to Oil, Acrylic, Gouache, Pastel. February 24th to March 24th on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 2:30, open studio until 4:30.
Portrait Workshop. March 7th and 8th, 9:30 to 4:00.
Marker Workshop. March 21st, 9:30 to 4:00.
Here's to an artistic 2015!
LOOK HERE: Just after I finished this blog entry I ran across a blog post from Marc Hanson, terrific landscape artist....well, mostly landscapes. He writes a very good article about his own ideas about beginning the new year with a 'breakout'. Worth your read HERE.