A new painting...
I love doing atmospheric paintings like this...
so funny... but i started this painting right before the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma
I've done a few skyscapes
painting them involves big swoopy strokes, and soft whispy watery colors
and a different kind of energy and emotion
it's almost like the whole body is involved with the painting
One of my favorite all time paintings is of this tornado
I painted this many years ago
and this one too...
I stopped painting tornadoes, because, well,... who's really going to buy them?!
Not many people want a painting of a tornado in their home
I've had people ask me why i would want to paint tornadoes because they are dark and scary
Then recently i was at one of several galleries in my little town on a Friday night Art Walk , and they were featuring a new artist...
His work is amazing, photos don't do it justice
His paintings sell for around $8000.00 !
His name is Larry Gray
he does lots of moody, stormy skyscapes
and i am enchanted by his work
see the similarities!?
I mean, mine aren't the same really,
but in many ways, it's a similar concept
just goes to show you, that when you do something from more of a spiritual - life energy place - a place that feels right to you...
you shouldn't doubt yourself so much
Ok, enough about tornadoes and paintings!
Lets look at some pretty stuff!
how much do i love this little cluster rose...
let me count the ways...
found another great pillow at Marshalls
it's the prettiest shade of yellow with a little white bird on it, and down filled insert
I love the yellow in the mix with the pinks and whites
it's such a happy color!
and check out this wooondderful vintage pink chippy door that's at the cutest little shop ever called "Nest" in Mebane, NC
and finally, i'll end this post by going back to one last skyscape
I did this one right before 911
Later it occurred to me that it looked a little like the plume of smoke from the world trade center
but in this painting, the stormy cloud is dissapating and a bright star appears as a guide...
last night i was sitting outside on my little patio dealing with some troubling thoughts
just me, with the glow from the patio lights, the mosquitos,
the stars, and my bud lite...
and the soft night air was the perfect combination of humidity and warmth and scented with all manner of green things, and mulch and loamy soil
and then for just a few moments the scent of gardenias appeared in the air and floated all around me
lingering there just long enough to slowly breathe it in over and over until i felt like my whole being was infused with gardenias
and then the scent slowly just dissipated
...and was gone
it was wonderful