Sunday, August 16, 2009

I guess I'm frustrated with adding and collaging things to my paintings. I'm always afraid I will ruin them. I do want to look at them and individually see what feelings they convey. It takes time and a thought process. Maybe word association. The first picture on my blog, the girl in the green hat, has an expression that is so open, vulnerable and tentative. I want to be careful with text that I add. I don't want to make the picture harsh in any way. Some of the other girls have a more savy look and I don't have a problem experimenting with text. I think I will write things on paper and kind of place words on them before I get out the matte medium.
Some new paintings on the blog. These are actually works in progress, I want to collage them but the words come after. I have to paint them, look at them, and think about what their expressions convey.
My angel is an angel of gratitude. Every time I paint an angel, I'm compelled to convey gratitude because I believe in angels. I'm grateful for their protection. I am also very grateful for having the time to paint and the energy to be creative.