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Rituals Series Continued

April 3, 2009

ritual-38-sm“Ritual 38″ – Acrylic on cradled panel
8 x 8 x 2”

Today I haven’t even dipped a brush, but I did do some digital paintings and managed to force myself to scan in several new pieces that I’m accumulating for the galleries. I really needed to spend time on this, because I want them to see what’s available in my studio. This is one of those. Obviously I’m not showing all of them in one post. After all, what would I have to write about tomorrow and the next day?

Anyway, I’m also very excited that my Etsy creativity packs are getting some attention, and I’ve even sold two of them already. Hooray!

It will be nice to just focus on art for a little while. In between family events requiring our complete attention, there’s not much time to focus. But that’s OK. Family is even more important than art, don’t you think?

I noticed today that I just gave my new granddaughter a mere passing mention at the bottom of yesterday’s post. Forgive me for that oversight. I’d been tweeting with my son about her all night the night before, with nothing but little naps throughout the night, and I guess I thought I’d mentioned her before in this blog. She was born way up in Philly, so I don’t even get to meet her yet. But she is beautiful.

So as you can tell, we have a lot going on with our family right now.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2009 12:48 pm

    I can’t help seeing all kinds of things and faces in the paint. Does this contradict the intentions of the artist? (Kandinsky did not like his abstract paintings to be seen other than abstract)

    • April 3, 2009 12:55 pm

      Well Eva, I love Kandinsky’s work, but as an artist I would never presume to try to tell others what they should see. I think my work could be a Rorschach of sorts, so naturally you are going to see one thing and another person may see something else. to me that’s a positive.

  2. Sherrill Pearson permalink
    April 3, 2009 2:06 pm

    Yay! You’re back in the palette. Like it very much. Lots of detail to check out in it. It’s always exciting to get that rush at the sight of a new piece.

    Thanks Martha.

  3. Sherrill Pearson permalink
    April 3, 2009 2:19 pm

    Just one more little coment/question. Martha is there any reason why should not blow dry between layers? Is there any difference between a natural drying time and blow drying? Thanks

  4. April 3, 2009 3:33 pm

    Hm, Sherrill –

    I have used a heat gun or a blow dryer to dry layers of paint but there’s really no way to rush it. It’s way better to allow yourself time to dry layers overnight.

  5. April 3, 2009 6:06 pm

    Piper looks like her mom!! Cute as a button! Why don’t you post some pix of her here so everyone can see!

  6. April 4, 2009 10:22 am

    This one got a “wow” outloud from me when I first saw it. Definitely one I wish I could see (and touch) in person!

    • April 4, 2009 11:21 am

      Seth, that makes me happy! And I wish you could see one or several in person. I’ve looked at artists’ work in person after having only seen it online, and there really is a big difference.

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