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Water Song

Water Song

Acrylic on Linen, Mounted on Birch
11 x 14″
$350.00 

Water Song is finally done.

 

I am happy to announce that I have finished another wave painting.  I just have to sign it and then varnish it and it will be ready to go.

 Lately, I have been pursuing a more refined look. I had no idea how hard it would be to change my style.  Mostly, it consisted of me training myself to make new marks. Varied marks and working on pefecting single, elegant strokes.  My idea was that it would simply consist of slowing down. That seemed logical, what a laugh!

It felt like I learning to swim all over again. Ha, ha that is funny since I am painting water. I would be painting and suddenly my hand would simply surprise me and jog left instead of right.  Where are you going? I would also fall into old stroke patterns and then I would have to go back and erase my mistakes.  Come on left hand! Pay attention.

Muscle memory is what I was retraining myself to do. Sometimes, I would be completely wiped out from doing my “scales”. My husband would walk by and ask, “What’s wrong?”

My answer would be, “I am wiped out”.

“Well, if it was easy any one could do it, ” he said.

So true.

I am happy with the result and I am looking forward to adding more paintings to my shop and even showing them in some local galleries and competitions, now that more and more places are opening up. Painting sometimes evolves slowly but this wasn’t the case when I started this new series in acrylic. I have been working diligently everyday and slowly my left hand is skittering less and less.  Dare I say, it is getting easier?

 Follow me and I will blog about the next paintings in the series.  I don’t know when I will finish the next painting but I do have ten more in the queue right now! 

I know there is a pandemic and protests going on right now but since I almost never leave the house, it feels very far away.  My problems are, how do I make the world more beautiful and peaceful? These waves are my answer.

Take care, from my little studio,

Lisa 

 

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Pretending to Drive & Good Plane Fun

Well this was a big day over here. Not only did I have to wake up early but I had somewhere to go. Who knew leaving the house would be an event in itself. And, I did it right, hair, make-up, a new dress and jewelry too. It was a big event so I wanted to celebrate the moment.

What was the big event? I had to be at <a href=”https://venturaharbor.com/directory/harbor-village-gallery-artisan-store/&#8221; rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts</a>

To deliver two paintings. The last time I showed my work was March 2020. That feels like a hundred years ago now since so much has happened.

 

It was very exciting seeing the gallery again and people were in there shopping too. I am a hermit crab and have barely left the house so, it was a little jarring seeing people, other than family members. Socializing, that will be a while for me since my voice is still gone and my lungs get sore from walking or talking too much. Walking and talking people! Who knew you could age 30 years from the flu? I didn’t.

Anyways, it was nice visiting briefly, mask to mask with friends. and There were a lot of beautiful paintings in the gallery, as well as mine. I was giddy at dropping off my work. I know not everyone can make it to Ventura Harbor Village, so I thought I would share with you my photos. I hope people get to see it in person because my photographic skills are pretty basic. I couldn’t figure out how to shoot “Pretending to Drive”, a 16 x 20” oil and cold wax on canvas painting, to capture the sheen. That was annoying. My lungs limit my movement or I would have gotten it right.

One day I will get lights and photograph in the studio but that takes more money than I have right now. One day. One day.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. The show runs from July 24th (hey, that’s my birthday) through to September 14th. I am so grateful to be showing again, even if it is just two paintings, it’s nice to have my artwork out there again. I have a mountain of paintings both physical and digital that I am trying to finish up but more on that later.

Take care and remember, you look darn sexy in that mask.

Lisa