The Reality Paradox

It seems I do a great job of photographing glare.  It’s distracting.  I try….

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The Reality Paradox, 2017, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″

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still life with whine

And, you thought I’d finally given up painting?  Well, it has been a while since I’ve done anything worth sharing.   This is what is on the easel at the moment, a nice piece featuring a glass of spilled wine – – spillage without breaking the glass!  It’s a miracle!  A glass saved…although, saved or not, I can’t help but wonder if that bow had anything to do with it.  It’s a work in progress – needing much more paint!  Oil on cheap canvas,

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work in progress, oil on cheap canvas, 36″ x 36″

36 ” square.

Oh, just stop it!

The Christmas Card Project, 2017, has come to an end.  These are the final three greetings that will be sent out!  Whew!  On to new stuff…or old stuff on new canvas….we’ll see.

Chicanery Continued

The Christmas Card Project is drawing to a close. If you’re unfamiliar, a couple of weeks ago I got the brilliant idea of sending hand painted oil on canvas greeting cards to my friends during the holidays. I’ve completed 15 and I may try to complete three more….I might be running out of ideas for greetings that are even loosely recognizable as being Christmas greetings, but I shall press on!

 

Remember when I didn’t finish this?

I sat this piece aside for a few days, added the reflections of those eyes in the shiny black tile floor and then never photographed it!  Ha!

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Adaptation: 404 Page Not Found, 2017, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″

I just dove into my next piece and didn’t go back – – – until today.  Adaptation, it’s such a lovely piece once you get used to the idea of it!

lofty goals

I haven’t sent Christmas cards in years…well, the odd one here or there. I’ve had all kinds of excuses – justified by digital messages on social media. It’s just not the same. I like sending something you can hold in your hand and SO…I decided that I would paint small oil on cheap canvas board paintings to mail to those on my list. It’s a pretty short list. AND, the themes seem to be only loosely related to the holiday. Take the guy with his headdress on fire. Someone’s hair is always on fire during the holidays…it’s like Thanksgiving will always bring a fouling of the kitchen sink, someone is bound to have a breakdown during Christmas. I thought I’d put that in an image. (haha? I don’t know…we’ll see)

Adding to the grandiose expectations I’ve heaped on myself, no two cards will be alike – similar, but not alike. It’s a good thing I’ve started early!