Thursday, January 5, 2012

Late Night Painting

On the night of my last blog post I did in fact stay up until the wee hours of the morning painting. In that quiet meditative state, time is irrelevant. This 16 x 20 painting is the outcome. Just in the mood to do a mixed media piece and with no particular idea in mind, this is the outcome.

Quote of the Day: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.~ St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012

I'm sitting in my studio pondering life, not so much a part of my New Year's resolutions as just a couple weeks off and some time on my hands. The goal it to pick up my a paint brush and at least start something. To procrastinate just a little more, I'm going to share some art with you. The first piece is an old 8x10 oil of roses. I never pass up old paintings at flea markets, garage sales, ... and given the time and resources I would line my home with artwork of both old and new artists. I always have the hope that I will stumble upon a masters work and this is the closest I have come. This still life of roses is by the artist Marguerite Freytag Ciprico (1891-1973). She signed MC Ciprico. Found this one at a church rummage sale and I arrived just as they were cleaning and packing up. Still surprised that no one bought it as I love it and would have loved it even if it had been unsigned.
The other two paintings I have today are by my grandmother and were completed around 1960 and are fairly large oils. They are my favorites and hold great sentimental value.
Now that I have finished this very strong cup of coffee, it's time to see if I can pull my own artistic identity out of hibernation.

Quote of the Day: "Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin.Beginning makes the conditions perfect." ~Alan Cohen