An idea is sprouting. It is coming from origami, Chemo Today, abstract painting, acrylic painting and death. In Chemo Today I made small square boxes and called them prayer boxes. Floating squares in my paintings also represent prayers. There has been a lot of death around us. So this pink pyramid is an early try. The white pyramid was working out how to make a pyramid. My idea is to do a series of reliquaries, for the people we have lost. However it may be too sad. Gregg and I cried as we thought of the stuff that might remind us of my Dad. An old pickup filled with tools, pecan pickers, PVC fittings, a chunk of concrete and a few empty beer cans. No matter what, they will give me plenty of room to “speriment”. I have found out that it is not easy to make and equilateral triangle. I made me a 60 degree angle, and I can get close.
The first couple of days seem like a great leap forward because you cover up all of the white of the support. Every little bit adds up, and someday I’ll have a painting!
This is a good start, I think.
I have two paintings I’m working on for possible Christmas cards this year.
Save the dates, Aug. 27 & 28 for the Bluegrass Jam at Fines Creek School. It’s an outdoor concert w/ tents in case of rain or too much sun. See www.FinesCreek.org for a lineup of bands.
I saw a painting by turner of a castle in the fog. I took this photo on a foggy winters day, so I thought I’d do something similar. This is day one.
Maybe I can sell some Christmas cards.
I struggled w/ spirals all winter, and wasn’t wowed, except for the one the eagle eyed Mr. Mills picked up. If I want Christmas cards, I have to start now, and this is one. It’s sharpie on paper. Once I decide on the image, I will make a painting, so it will look quite different.
More paint. It’s getting a little muddy, but I think I can brighten it when it dries some.