Monday, May 23, 2011

April Delayed til June

April in SoVA, acrylic in progress, 30x24
 April weather in southern Virginia was beautiful; we sat on our front porches as the irises bloomed.  That's the month I started this painting and expected to be finished in a few days.  I really wanted her feet to be included but there was that voice as I began painting the head:  "Make her larger, make her larger."

Maybe I spent too much time sitting on the porch or, maybe I spent too much time "arting around" with this.  April is running a bit behind schedule.

Early sketch--I think I know her.

I don't know this person;
I was thinking of Picasso exhibit.
Drawn on running-out-of-ink print; she looks familiar.

Don't recognize this one--really low on ink.
I think of Frances Bacon's cross-legged self portrait.

Don't know her but I like this one....
she might actually have a pet rooster.
 Company is arriving for the Memorial Day weekend; I won't be back at the easel until June.  I have no idea what the final April will look like--now I'm thinking about an August painting.

I have begun putting my name on works posted here because I've seen some in Google images--and not always attributed to my blog.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Non-working Woman, terra cotta, 14"
In the mid-1960s, we stay-at-home-Moms were sometimes called non-working women.  Ha!  I remember long days without pay and no time off;  I also remember my mother's hard work.   It's a tough job--the payoff comes when the kids are responsible adults and you have time to smell the flowers they send, and being a grandmother is great.

 Happy Mother's Day.
These sculptures are from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.



terra cotta