Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Work

Hooray! I am finally painting again. I have had no great ideas for a new series, but at least am able to paint the tried and true again. I finished a large pear painting that had been sitting in my closet for three years. I am also working on two 24x36 abstract paintings that are reworkings of a couple of earlier paintings. I have always wanted to see if they would translate a little larger, so am working on those now. Of course, they will not be exactly the same, but a variation of the earlier work. So, stay tuned because I am back in the studio!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This has been a tough year for me, including 4 surgeries that will take me some time to recover from. The most recent was a knee replacement on October 14. My goal is that I will be able to travel again and walk everywhere like a good tourist by October of 2012.

During this time of surgery and rehabilitation, my muse appears to have fled. I spent a little time in the studio yesterday for the first time in almost a month, and I could not find a single spark of creativity. So, I think I will just visit my studio occasionally to see if anything stirs and give myself time to heal. Or, perhaps it is time to hit the art books. Usually when I get out my books and look at them, something strikes me and I rush off to the studio to try something out. Wish me luck in finding the spark that sets me off on another voyage of exploration. I miss it!