Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
But in this one, I am studying the lamplight at night as it illuminates the built in bookshelves and casts strong shadows toward the front door. As you know, I am obsessed with looking and looking...at everything. It takes me a really long time to really see what I am looking at...so painting it helps me see it more fully. Speaking of seeing, I just saw an amazing little film called "Advanced Style". It derives from a blog by Ari Seth Cohen's blog by the same name and was made by a film maker who is only 27!, her name is Lena Plioplyte. It is about women in New York who don't care about getting older, they just care about looking fabulous at any age. It is such an uplifting, kind and creative film. We all clapped at the end. Please run to see it...it will make you see/look at/care and be curious about those round you. P.S. My living room is 78 yrs old and she looks pretty terrific!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
So this image is an interior that I painted. It is a 6" x6", oil on board. I am in a getting acquainted stage with my house and the various rooms in it. I am noticing how the light spills into different rooms throughout the day...the kitchen, dining room and my studio in the morning...the bedroom, bathroom, and living room in the afternoon. I am painting the afternoon sunlight that pours into the living room over and over. This is the first time that I painted it, and I am noticing more and more as I continue to look and paint. What if I just measured the rooms and thought that I knew them. What if I told you how many inches each of my children were, and then assumed that I had given you a full picture of them. It sounds silly doesn't it.