Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Images

One of my indoor plants making a comeback....


Small detail from a weekend canvas...warm colors abound...


Detail of another painting: An angel to rescue and comfort.....




"If you hear a voice within you saying, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint...and that voice will be silenced."


~ Vincent van Gogh






Sunday, February 5, 2012

Art & Nature Weekend Snaps

Hey, Friends! Just sharing some photos...

Naturally, I get a lovely headcold Friday afternoon before a beautiful weekend, but I can't complain. I rested and played on the computer.

Okay, below, I did prep a 24x24"canvas with a yellow underpainting, then I wanted to paint over an older piece, so above is an 8x10" oil "Saturday Angel". He's a bit gritty, but I like him.

Since the temps were in the 60s & 70s during this very unwinter-like weekend, I was lured outside and below are some backyard snaps taken with my new Canon EOS Rebel T3:







So, what did YOU do this weekend? Besides watch the SuperBowl, I mean... :-)
That's really nice. Now, go make art.
Love & Laughter,
DJ

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Painterly Passion

February
by DJ
Afternoon sun but wind
red scarf unwrapped
welcome door opens wide
Month of winter lend us your chills
but yet
chills along the spine beneath layers
as hands move across canvas
mind and eyes in sync
breathe the heart's hidden embers
Hot tea steeped and sipped
through steam wet paint studied
relief sighed
avenues open
almost answered questions
passion paints
critics defeated into silence
ecstasy exhaled
in spite of winter's chill

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Greetings 2012!

A small canvas to start off January 2012 and get the juices flowing:

"Consternation in Yellow" by DJ oil on 12x12" canvas

And some WIP details of another canvas, which have since been developed into something with a bit more content:


Perhaps I need to set a goal of painted canvases for the year?
Let's see...the number 50 sounds reasonable.
Yes, due to day-job demands, studio time is sporadic, but you know what? I've decided THAT'S OKAY.
I give myself permission to walk into my studio anytime and paint for any span of time available. Take THAT, Inner Critic!
Anyone out there in the blogosphere want to volunteer to be a February encourager for me? I certainly need it.
Fifty canvases.
You readers can check on me occasionally, okay?
I'm going to need lots of
Love & Laughter,
DJ