Friday, June 25, 2010
Sheila is collecting paintings of things we love, and I love cows! My brother and I stumbled upon this longhorn in Grand Coteau, LA several years ago. She was right beside the road eating grass, but not the grass on her side of the fence, instead she was eating the grass on the other side because, well, you know....
As we photographed her, she did not care to look at us, she was only interested in grazing. We stayed for a long time on the side of the road, at first taking pictures, and then, just silently watching this longhorn lady. We were mesmerized at how she moved and tilted her head in and out of the barbed wire fence, very much aware of the breadth of her horns and never once bumping or touching the fence. I'm glad the grass was definitely greener on the other side of the fence that day or else I would not have the opportunity to watch her very graceful movements, thank you Lady.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
In the colorful mosaic that makes up most cities are the homeless that are often overlooked and ignored as we go about our daily lives. I snapped this photo in San Francisco, noticing how this sleeping homeless man seemed to disappear against the graffiti filled wall as the young woman walked by seemingly unaware of the sleeping man.
My world is filled with color...color is a metaphor for the relationships I cherish along with my art.In contrast, this man's life seems to be colorless, that is why I chose to paint him in black and white.This is for Adebanji Alade's "Flying Moleskin", with the theme being homelessness, hope you like it Adebanji!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
11 x 9 Oil (on gessoed watercolor paper )
This is for Vern's Moleskins. Since he has been creating pictures from his trip to Germany I thought I would give him something from my trip to Italy. This is the only night scene I have of Venice and I had it to paint it one day. So here it is Vern you get my first oil in the moleskins.
( I guess this time I made it on my own deadline ... lol )
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This is for you Adebanji, what a great idea, so close to our home/herats.
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Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Irit, this is my contribution for your moleskine and your topic, "something about your local area". I had several ideas for your book, and why I went with these rocks, I do not know! Without a doubt, this is my first and last attempt at painting rocks, whew!
Two times a year there is an art show held at Cottonwood Park, it is very well attended by families and their pets. Artists have water bowls out for pets and there is a tented area for the children to be creative and experience all types of art. Alongside the art, is a large creek where you can always find children climbing on the rocks and following the multiple paths the rocks create. I always look forward to attending the shows here, there's a large variety of art, lots of dogs to photograph, and great people watching.