Monday, May 19, 2014

The Final Rendering - Abstract "Avian Man"



yes, this is the same painting. however, i'm afraid, i got so distracted that i forgot to take photos transitioning from this second stage to the third and final stage below. :-( it is quite challenging to take photos while painting as i'm usually covered in paint and stopping to take photos takes away from the flow that happens while painting. 

one of the things i love about this painting is that it can be hung vertically...as above 
or horizontally...as below.
"avian man" is finally finished

if you've been reading my past couple posts, you know that i've been chronicling my work on the same canvas...it has been in a state of metamorphosis. i wish i could say that i knew what my abstract paintings will look like when they are finished. i generally have a mental image in my head of what i'm going to paint, but it doesn't often end up that way. each canvas has a story to tell and my hand is just the tool in its story, and i am not the one that says when the painting is finished. 
it tells me. 


Friday, May 9, 2014

Life Lately in Abstract - Part II


this is my very first large canvas painting. it's funny how it's evolved....


 is this the same canvas?
yes. it is.


is this the final interpretation?....not quite.
curious to find out what this canvas looks like?
then i'll see you next time. :-)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Life Lately in Abstract



hmmmm....what to say when i've been absent from blogging....

i do miss it: the personal conversations that i have with you. making friends with people with faces i have yet to see or meet. peeking into your lives through your blogs and pictures. there's something comforting and soothing that writing brings forth. don't you think? 

i've been travelling back and forth from canada and italy, and filling the little pockets of time i find painting and writing. it has been quite challenging. i find that it's easier to manage time and obligations when one has a set schedule and just a few jobs to fullfill. however, i wear many hats, as many of us do, including housewife, chef, teacher, artist, writer, photographer, student, etc. and some days it gets to the point where i don't know where to begin. managing an online shop in addition to having a website and learning on the side can get pretty heavy. some days i long for the full time 9 to 5 job and japanese take-out for dinner. i feel guilty for feeling this way because i know that i have been fortunate to be able to do what i do and live where i live....and that all the adventures and experiences i have will enrich my life, and make me grow in ways i don't even know yet. 

i leave you with a painting in progress.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Baby, it's cold outside

...dear me....is it already december 16th? i recently read something a good friend of mine posted where she said that her days passed like weeks, and i'm afraid that the same goes for me too. i, honestly, can't believe how much time has passed since my last post. i probably say this more often than i should. i'm sorry for being out of touch lately.

well, first of all, it certainly feels like winter. i'm in a place where everyday there's a 
blanket of snow outside. and no, it's not italy. :-). i'm in the middle of wheat fields and cows and yet you can't see them because of the enormous layers of snow everywhere. it's beautiful, but somehow feels imprisoning. i have yet to go outside for a walk due to the biting frost and cold air. it's been one week since i've stepped outside. i realize it's because i'm not used to it and 
growing up on the west coast makes me a bit of baby.

while i'm here my husband is in italy wrapping the packages and dealing with the shop. i feel torn because i want to be there but i am here and this is where i will be for the holidays. a few paintings i've been working on are finished and so here they are.


i leave you with this wonderful quote.....

"i love you just the way you are."

the world would have much happier people if they loved this way.

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