Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Judith Reidy & Fred Bell Painting - 78 Degrees at Whitnal Park 3-31-2010

Fred Bell and I were out painting today at Whitnall Park. It was terrific day to be out. We picked a spot just east of the Golf Club House on a hill overlooking an embankment covered with evergreens.

Spruces by Judith Reidy

Where is Fred Bell's painting?

Judith Reidy laughing at Fred.....

But where is Fred Bell?

Good Picture of Fred
Ah, there Fred is painting a spruce too. Two Freds?

Hidden under her hat, Judith is painting with her double.

Where is Fred's painting?

Looks done to me.

Check out Fred Bell's Facebook page to see the Painting close up.

It was a perfect day to paint outside.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Four more Paintings

Mind's Eye
16.5" x 10.5"

Veiled Bride

21.5" x 6.5"

On Eagles Wings
15" x 6"

Be Thou
24" x 7.5"

A Light in a Dark Place
I have been quite amazed at how fun un-distracted painting can be. I like to close my eyes and think of the first sensation that comes to my mind's eye. It is light, pure light. It glows and burns away the dross of life. This morning I had another reminder of new life when I stepped outside. In our part of the world, a robin's breast is the first sign of spring. There the Robin was.

Nigeria Alerts Me
But I have been thinking about Nigeria...the ongoing genocide. What do Nigerian mothers wake up to each day? Is there a sense of gloom that hangs over them, as they wonder if they will be the next target?
Because of that, I am thinking about figures again in my landscapes. Figures as living souls, how do they rest in a world shaped by dichotomies?
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Monday, March 08, 2010

One Oil, Two Pastels Today and a Little Joke

Light's Rapture
7" x 9"

Blue Mist

9" x 12"

Blue Mist 1

9" x 12"
These three paintings kept me dreaming during my weekend fever with the flu. I am happy to make them into a reality.

Ok, I have a joke.

An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings on display at that time.

"I have good news and bad news," the owner replied. "The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings."

"That's wonderful," the artist exclaimed. "What's the bad news?"
"The guy was your doctor..."

Oh well.

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