Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gerry and Oil Pastel

I am continuing to explore the medium and tonight I rather emjoyed he creamy blending and mistakes from dirty blending all mixing together. Layers upon layers of oil pastel. Have done that so long with color pencil it seems so natural. But the effect is so very different.
I stretched my wings a bit and uploaded pictures on facebook again. Was attempting to limit viewing to artist friends but not sure that was possible unless I identify the hundred plus artists individually! There must be a way. So there may be fallout when Gerry pictures hit the family network. Tonight, I played Coldplay, Eric Clapton and Santana at session this evening. I didn't hear any complaints. Was baffled by need to stay home and need to go. I really cannot afford the fee nor the gas to head over there. This evening my headlamp went out and was concerned about making it home without a ticket. Tomorrow's project. But I fell head over heels into the zone I longed for. I guess it is more important than the grocery staples I'm lacking. Often the only work I accomplish is at session. And then I feel like I spend all available time doing the background work on getting exhibited and am failing miserably at creating new work. Brought my dog commision in for a critique this evening and have new direction there. Hope I get to it while the passion is high!God's blessings to all!


Laura said...

Let go of the results lady... You are so much more you when you allow the creative process to take hold that the results of the comments from family members should be left at the curb.... Your a grown women and yes we would like the family members to be happy for us but heck... we can't change that.. so sit in the stink of it or move on forward you only have this life time here which is a really small moment.. Make the choice to enjoy what you can with it and let go of the results. Your chasing your tail when looking for approval in the closets of your lives... stay open and allow the good riches to enter.
And if they give you grief send them my way... Old Mother bear will give them a talking too!!!

Bob said...

Hmmm Coldplay, Eric Clapton and Santana.. nice combo for an evening of art.

I'm glad you posted to FB too. I have to agree whole heartedly with Laura. Live life for you, family will love you no matter what.. they just may not understand you from time to time. (Don't I know that from life experiences)


butterfly woman said...

Keep stretching your wings, Doris. Fly high! Don't hold back. Facebook fans (me) can't wait to see your pics. Family sees you happy, then they're happy, something like that!
Love the top image. Great expression and I love how you created the upper body. It seems like it would be tricky to capture there with the arm pose but you did it well. Coldplay, hm, nice.