Monday, January 28, 2013
Greeting for 2013! I am back to my blog! First I got busy with 2011 summer. Then, January 2012, I fell into my stairwell and had two gifts from that fall. One was the best bone density test there is; a fall with no broken bones in spite of some Technicolor bruises. So much for allegedly having Severe Osteoporosis. Recovering cost too much time spent catching up, until now. Then, as I had a show opening in April 2012 at Swoon Fine Art, just outside Halifax, I had to get painting. (You can see much of my recent painting at swoonfineart.com.)
I got my second gift I got myself together to prepare for that April show: I was painting with a great deal more confidence, sureness, and satisfaction than ever before; the work turned out stronger than almost anything I'd painted before; and others noticed this step forward. I have been continuing on this path, preparing for a show this coming May, also at Swoon.
This morning I woke up with images in my head, and above are the thumbnails I quickly drew out. If you care about the order I did them: I began with the middle one on the left, then did the 3 of about the same size on the right, then the bottom left one, the bottom right one, and finally, the upper left one. I don't think it matters if you cannot read my notes to myself.
I am eager to get my January reorganizing (two Januarys worth!) done enough that I can make painting my priority, not a treat fitted into the rest of my day. More later....