Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's Just a Bowl of Calla Lilies

In response to my prior post, here is my latest painting.  The flowers were from my Solo show; an unexpected gift from an unexpected visitor.  Here is my thank you for coming, Mary.

Friday, February 22, 2013

To Make You Smile

I'm currently reading "The Painted Word"  by Tom Wolfe.  Interesting read;  it describes the forces behind "success" in art (e.g. how three art critics determined the course of modern art in the 60's) mostly centered in the mid-last century. Only about 1/3 of the way in, but I enjoy his wit and cynicism.  

Now if I can only hook up with the right art critic and philanthropist, I'll be a raging success!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Making the Best of Bad Weather

A Warm Sport on the Rug
Loosing electricity, and heat, wasn't so bad with this little guy helping to keep me warm.  As the day progressed, he just moved to new sunny spots on the floor, warming his little arthritic knees.  A regal pose like this was perfect for a painting.  And he earned it by snuggling next to me at night until the power returned.

While he followed the sun, I set up by a window and painted a number of small paintings for my solo show open reception.