Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Contrasting Waters

My family has been going on the rivers more and more on the weekends. I was struck by how contrasting our water in North Central Florida can be. We have the crystal clear water coming from the springs and then the deep black tannin water resulting from the trees.

My work is experiencing some contrast also. I want to incorporate figures into my paintings and it is a bit of a shift in the way I have been working. I enjoy working from my drawings for my landscape paintings but I am not finding the same opportunities to draw figures. So I am using photographs at the moment.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Show at the Thomas Center

Here are some teaser photos of the show at the Thomas Center. Sarah and Sky's Island of Wild Things was a total surprise for me. And it is crazy how it goes with some of my paintings, especially since we didn't collaborate. It makes me wonder what would happen if we did collaborate. I can see doing some drawings and paintings from their island.
Reception is October 1st from 5 to 7 pm.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thomas Center Show

I took my work to the Thomas Center this morning. I have had that date on my calendar for along time and to get to the other side feels sweet. Now I get to sit back and watch the staff of the Thomas Center work their magic in the hanging of the show.
I was excited about my latest painting but in my haste to deliver, I didn't take its picture. It reflects my love of Odilon Redon's work and I want to keep working with the figure. I will post some pictures after the installation.
The reception is Thursday, October 1st from 5 to 7 pm. The show runs from September 19 - October 18th.