I have returned from my parents Iowa home which I visited for Thanksgiving, and am so grateful I have returned to find myself busy and inspired.
I am hoping to make best use of this holiday season to cheer up, try harder to find my own way by really painting and reaching out to others, and sharing more.
It's absolutely beautiful weather today in New York City so we have that to be grateful for as well.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
It's a day to make it to Sotheby's to see the Contemporary Art. I was able to get to the Modern last week and enjoyed seeing it as well as Christie's, and from what I read they broke their record, so this brings some confidence that there is staying power with art. I found myself drawn to disparate pieces by many different eras and styles, from Leger to Van Dongen to an unknown artist that I found charming, and then on the way out saw a portrait by Van Dyck.
This is also what I must reconcile. I am really enthusiastic and passionate about so many styles and eras that it is difficult to decide upon what style is truly mine, as I delight in many. However at my latest class I am actually returning to the figure and the classics, as I really feel I didn't master what could be learned from them, they are still a continual force of inspiration, if they are really what would be called 'the great ones'.
So as I begin to experiment with sharing my search, I will try to expose this process. Please feel free to send me your comments. I will be taking some new pictures of what I have just done and post them shortly. I will leave you with a double portrait by an artist I don't know, from the 30s.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Today is a good day to get back to blogging, and Francis, my husband wants to start one too.
This is really exciting and will try and really network more.
Please feel free to comment or email and this is Francis and I last June in Suffolk, England at David Oliver's country get away with the cows...the picture was taken by him.