Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Day of Rest

I'm laying low today because I'm off to the oncologist tomorrow which is a full day's trip. I'm burnt out from the painting preparations.

I packed up and said goodbye to 11 paintings yesterday. Someone who is helping me with the show came by to take them so I wouldn't have to haul them later.

I spent the night before and part of the morning, attaching the hanging wires and signing them. The day before that, I did all my photo documentation. The photos turned out amazingly well, mostly due to my fab helper. Okay, he was mostly here for the cheer factor but it did the trick.

I'm very proud of my new work. I created colourful skyscapes for a few reasons. I've been very inspired by the colour fields of Mark Rothko and I use colour as an experience of emotion, this work echoes the work I was creating when I fell ill...and my hands aren't able to to cooperate because they shake.

This one stayed behind because it couldn't fit in her car. That's okay, though, because I just thought of a great place to hang it on my wall.


Allison said...

I'm glad you kept the last one. I think it's magnificent.

jessicajane said...

wow, gorgeous work! i love it. The one left behind is so pretty.

Captain Skulduggery Dug said...

Looking Good Lady! I'm liking the orangy/brown colours and the airy feel that the spaces offer opposed to the oppressive feeling the planes give me. Hmmm not sure exactly how to explain what I mean, but I'm feeling some kind of odd vibe from them. They kind of comfort me with colour but unsettle me at the same time.

BaldyLocks said...

You're right on with what I'm trying to do autonomous (Skully). I'd explain how I see it but I'm not up to it right now.

The short version is, I'm depicting the calm before the storm.

Catherine Chandler said...

Your paintings are gorgeous! I'm glad you have good friends around to help out with the hauling :) I love the colors and depth to your pieces.

High Desert Diva said...

These pieces are phenomenal...the colors, the feelings they evoke. Your art show is going to be amazing!

(I'm glad that one painting was too big to fit in the car...your house needs that!)

rachel d said...

your work looks amazing!

where is your show?