Thursday, May 11, 2006

Ebb and Flow

I did get 2 pieces juried into the Sausalito Arts Comission show..(see April 13 post.. guess which one did they NOT pick?) The reception is June 3, 1pm-4pm. Show is 23 may-25 june. It's at the Bay Model in Sausalito. Coincidentally, the name of the show is Ebb & Flow.

However, I was really disappointed to find that a couple of my favorite artists, who also do beach/ocean/tidepool images were somhow overlooked... Makes me wonder what the show will be like if they weren't selected, as I still feel like I am in such an experimental/exploring phase in my art...Maybe they got selected because they were drawings? I aspire to draw/paint/ work with the same level of expertise that they have acheived and feel I have such a long way to go....

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Monday, May 01, 2006

Morning Glass

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OK. Yet another experiment. This time I tried working with an image that I love.. the clear glassy mornings out in the water at Bolinas, surfing with friends. I love being in the water and spending the time waiting for waves surrounded by breathtaking beauty..It is an amazing experience.
I realized the other day that I am actually beginning to be more at ease with the paint. It helps to limit my palette (3 colors+ white) and have more surface to practice blending, etc. ( I did a small study of this image first) As with everything else in my life, it's all about practice! I am learning as I go..I may not know much, but I know more now than when I started.
And as to the photo and the feet.. I have yet to find the best way to take a photo where all the edges are parallel.. or the best environment.. indoor? outdoor? True that I can control the photo with my camera on a tripod, but it's too much work, plus I would never post anything if I did it that way.. So, toes, doormat, what the heck...You can always click on the photo and zoom in if you want...