Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Life Interferes with Art

I've heard of life imitating art, or is it that art imitates life? Whichever, but for me, life's been interrupting my art.

I have not been able to get to the easel (both literally and figuratively) in the past week or so for all the shipping boxes and framing supplies. I've been hard at it getting lots of new paintings to my galleries. Besides that, family, school, health, etc. just keep needing my attention. I find it very difficult to cleanse my mind and settle into painting.
Next week is spring break in central Texas too and I doubt I will get a chance to work then.

Below is something I did a week or so ago. It was a little departure from my usual painting style and done in muted tones over washes of burnt sienna. He looks dwarfed by the stacks, but I measured and the stacks really were that tall.


10x8 oil on panel

I will have purchase info on this tomorrow. I'm saving that info for another post.

2 comments:

LSaeta said...

I love it! I know it is different but it is wonderful. Bt the way, I gave you a "blogging award" yesterday. Visit my blog and pick it up!
Leslie

Roxanne Steed said...

Love this one too.....especially in the context of the title- the character seems overwhelmed by the stacks...even though his figure appears to be sort of relaxed (& I'm feeling this right now, too- so it was particularly meaningful to me right now, too). Great metaphor of a painting! best of luck to you while you get through this time.

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