Wow! It's been too long again- dang, this being an adult thing takes a lot of time, doesn't it? I taught a class at Wet Paint yesterday and again this morning- I really love talking to people about art and painting and what I do and it is so great to be able to share that with people who are sincerely interested. That said, I've posted my next Painting Lesson sessions on this blog, here is a link, let me know if you are interested! I'm always learning new things and love sharing what I learn with you!
Here is another commission that I really loved painting~ it is amazing how many colors you can make from a limited palette~
The hard thing about someone dying is that it is the end. That's it. No more chance to take a better photo, all done. And that time continues to recede into the past. That's what I don't like... each day moves us farther away from the time when dad was still alive. I suppose that's the acceptance part of it- and the "time heals all" part, and the awareness of our own mortality part too.
This is a tiny but long painting, of a few power poles that my dad wired with his dad, back when my dad was a kid and just learning the electrical ropes, so to say... and they are still standing, somewhere in Rosemount, MN.
It is the practice that keeps me going when I don't want to, and it is the challenge of a commission that keeps the painting going as well. It isn't always easy, by any means. But it is that lovely challenge that distracts the brain and allows the heart to play.
I think I may have painted another version of this fellow, but I don't have the energy to look for it right now- that tilt to the head, and the earnest look on his face with those ears fully cocked were too much to resist-
8x8 acrylic on panel, $130 click here to purchase!
We went to Cafe Maude after church, the sunday after the funeral, and it was good coffee, and good food, and so good to do something together and normal.
We'll have to go again. I liked it. And I think they hang local art on the walls too....
This one is painted on a clear gessoed panel, so it has that brown tone of the wood showing through. It was fun to have to create my darks instead of using the black gesso peeping through....
And I'll be posting the upcoming class dates for next year's Painting Lessons soon!
And come to the Ivy Building this weekend!!!!!
Come to Studio #210 for the Winter Frolic at the Ivy this Weekend!
It's time for the Seward Winter Frolic at the Ivy Building! We're putting on our own WING SHOW!!! We've got a whole pile of artists who are excited to hang out together, and we have so much great art, we can't keep it all in Studio #210 so we'll be hanging in the hallway too! DETAILS: WHEN:Saturday Dec 5th, 10 to 5 and Sunday Dec 6th, Noon to 5 WHERE:the Ivy Building, 2637 27th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406 Come up to the SECOND Floor! Follow the signs! Studio #210!
Duane has a lovely pile of birds for those crazy bird lovers you know, as well as some more of his unusual and wickedly creative wood sculptures!
My mom Rita Corrigan is coming too, with some of her newest Sunset paintings for you!
I'll have paintings and prints and a smile for you! We'll also have some snacks and treats for your browsing pleasure~ come on out and hang with us this weekend!
We find those things that hold us in place, keep our heads on straight, make us feel a bit more normal, and for me right now that is painting, and since I can't quite settle on what I want to paint, I am very happy painting what I love, which is other people's dogs. And cats. So keep 'em coming.
Seriously, it really helps me get out of my head. It truly is like yoga for my brain...
I'm figuring out dates for the next session of Painting Lessons- probably mid January into March, Sat mornings...
This is Bebe~ ain't he a riot? I LOVE those ears!!!!!