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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Moving forward after thousands of paintings

Knitting Needle and Crochet Hook Orbs, watercolor on paper 30" x 22"
This is a time of reflection while I put together a show of 50 years of my paintings. After selecting just 40 from the ones in my collection and from borrowing some, the house is still just as crowded. My husband and I are stretching canvases to paint and then I have put a tinted coat of gesso to make a nice ground for the paintings.
I have new and gessoed over canvases in the shop studio and two piles to paint in the house studio. The sorting shelves of paper work has a shelf of recyclables. Interesting I thought I was going to make papers for collage and ended up modifying old paintings giving them some new life. A dozen have made it to keeper shelves.

2 comments:

rob ijbema said...

love this
and the header to your blog is amazing!
full of life

Parapluie said...

Thanks Rob, The header painting is an important painting of Humbug Creek - the site of my first completed oil painting on location in 1960. The one on the header is a reaction on returning after 42 years. I am looking forward to this July when I return after 10 years.
If possible I want to show this to highschool students because I was 17 when I painted the first one. I want to show what a rewarding experience it is to be so connected to the outdoors through painting it.