Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yellow Morning

My friend Eric used to say that there are two kinds of painters; those who do real art, and those that paint something to match your furniture. I have resented that assumption for years because I think I can do both. Since I am often designing the room the painting will go in as well, I often think of the art as an accessory. I always think about the room the painting is going to go in before I paint because a painting that has no reference to the space doesn't have as much meaning. This painting, however, might have been a bit of a turning point for me. I felt like it came straight from my heart. I didn't create it to match anything except what was going on inside me. It was very liberating to paint with no destination in mind. I love it finished and want to design a room for it to go in. This time the art definitely comes before the room. I think it would look great above a mantle or even a small couch. I love that it is in panels. It is also on canvas that is 2 1/2" thick which makes it really cool from the side too.
in progress...


first analysis.... needed a few changes....

Finished!
I would love feedback on this one, negative and positive... what do you see, how does it make you feel? Would you like it in your home? Where does it belong?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Olivia!


Here's my latest. This goes with a set of 3 I did previously. I'm really happy with it and can't wait to do more. Doing this painting made me fall in love with the name Olivia! I hope they love it!