Thursday, February 17, 2011
Gary and I went to a one person show for the work of Sharon Harris, potter and painter, at the local college this evening. Unfortunately I didn't bring my camera upstairs. On the way out near my car I saw this magnolia flower and got my camera and took a photo; it was so beautiful. Recently I've been trying to decide whether to take an acrylic or watercolor class at the local art center. I have an urge to do painting with color in a medium other than clay slip or glaze.
Before our wine tasting party I quickly covered two canvases with a contemporary design and hung them to fill out the art on a blank wall in our home. Much to my dismay someone at the party asked where I'd gotten the two matching paintings because he liked them. One person labelled them with the title 'pinball machine' which is a actually a great name.
I'm too shy to show the twin paintings here, but I thought I might as well encourage myself along those lines and see what happens. I've actually been thinking about painting on canvas since before we left California, but never had the time or materials to purse it. I did my first acrylic painting back then and it was so large (50 x 60 inches) it wouldn't fit in our packing without damage, so I left it on the wall. Gary and I have missed that painting ever since. Now I'm thinking I might devote a bit of time to some painting to see what happens.