Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Michelle, Kalena's sister, saw "Communion" and asked me to paint something for her.
Went online last night and ordered three books on drawing. I have one more painting in my head, then I am going to practice drawing!!
I had a real accident with the background, too. I made it look like an 80's spongepainted bedroom. So, to disquise it, I had to go much darker. Maybe like the dark hour of His abandonment for our sins?
My friend, Kalena, asked if I would paint her something to replace a painting from her exhusband's family. It was going in her kitchen. All of a sudden, I realized I wanted to do a Catholic based painting for her. She is mother of my god-children and we all attend the same parish. I named this "Communion".
I switched to canvas. Aaahhhh, what a difference!!
This painting was when I began asking Gardenia for critique and help. Mostly what she does is make me feel a lot of hope!
What an inspiration! This is my teacup ShizTsu when she was five weeks old, sitting in her water bowl. The top painting was my first attempt since high school at painting.
A friend instructed me it was important to make the negative space "talk", so the above is painting number two!!!