It's about time I post something! The past six months have been difficult to get any painting done. We had lost our beloved dog, Degas, who I still mourn, and I lost my studio space.
I had to work at home which is not a great thing for me to do. There are always too many distractions. My husband works out of the home, there is laundry piling up, dishes in the sink, people stopping by, dinner to make, etc. I try to imagine Picasso leaving the easel, going past the bathroom and seeing the laundry flowing out of the basket and thinking "I better go wash those". You know that didn't happen. There was always a Mrs. Picasso or mistress around somewhere.
So a dear friend of mine ( I am making a plug for her book on marriage here ) offered me a space in a warehouse that she was renovating for her husband's East Asian importing business, Two Buttons and the Lovin' Oven, a very fabulous and funky restaurant(there are some photos of their new and old locations).
Well, as with most construction it took about six months longer then it was suppose to. But....it is finally finished and I moved in here a couple of weeks ago .It is just lovely and I am getting down to business! I will be posting pieces frequently.
I have started a series of pieces based on my early life. My mother had sent me DVD's of our old home movies spanning three decades and there is just so much great material in them that it will keep me busy for a while.
One of the hardest things about these DVD's, is to look at family members( parents, brothers, cousins, aunts, etc.) as babies, children and young adults, all these happy bubbly beings, not knowing what life had in store for them and for quite a number of them, life has not been so wonderful.
So I will post works from this series as well as "breather" paintings over the next few months and hope you will enjoy them!
The first two are:
Little Red 1 and Little Red 2
9x12 oil on linen