Thank you to all my blogger friends who voted for "the best of" Seeing how others viewed the works helped me choose. I appreciate the time you took from your day to look carefully at my art and think about it.
This is the tally. No 1-34, no.2 -19, no.3-8, no.4-5, no. 5-20, no. 6 -38, no.7 -21, no 8 -27 Looks like 1, 6 and 8 are the hands down favorites.
Thank you John (Stinson Art), Deborah Paris, Katherine Tyrrell (Making a Mark), M, Anne McCormick, Brenda (Dusty Fingers), Lisa Le Quelenec, Janelle Goodwin, Doug (PB, Double D), Casey Klahn (the colorist), Caroline (To Regions Solitary), Kvan (Katherine van Schoonhoven), Christabel(Colores y Pasteles), Roger Seddon, Celeste Bergin, 71 Square, Karen, Sam (SamArt Dog), Barbara (Barbara Newton Art Journal), Vinayak, Joanne, Marianne, Louellen, Sue Furrow, Marilyn R Miller, Sara Mathewson, William Cook, Konnie Kim, Carol Lee Beckx, Barbara Heile, Theresa Evans, Kim McCutcheon, anonymous, NJ Art, Leecia Price ,Nika , Linda Schweitzer, and the emailers( Sue Adams, Herman Nancy, Marla Baggetta, Jim Haynes, Valerie Lightbody, Michele Moore and Lee Beuther.
I have linked to everyone I could, except emailers, I wasn't sure if they waned a link since they emailed. (If you are one of the emailers above and want a link, email me back please.I f you get a chance please check out their awesome blogs and websites! I sure will!
|24x36 oil on board|
The feeling of early morning in the late autumn, tinges of winter's crisp air floats by the river. Silver blues twinkle through the morning yellow. Most of our birds have migrated, yet the geese stay. The trees are almost naked, yet some jealously guard their last leaves.
Time always marches on. You can't stop it, instead you have to embrace it.
For the last 2 months I have only thought about this painting.... I couldn't work on it for it is too big to manage. I tried working on the floor... but I wanted to see it upright. Today finally I got it up to the easel, a hard thing to do for me since it it thick wood 24x36. I think I will use cradled wood panels next. My right arm still can not lift and is now exhausted from the effort of painting stretched out from my body. (good thing I wrote the thank you part of this post early in the morning!)
But I did it and I am happy.
I can see what I have to do next. But since I am working with glazes it will have to wait.