Chosen Sunday, March 31, 2013
This submission was just too much fun. I was focusing on the similar shapes of my chosen beach-themed articles but also incorporated the beach bag as my canvases backdrop and mixed sand in the paint for the beach and salt around the rim of the margarita glass. Now I’m really ready for summer!
I wouldn’t say these four words, randomly picked from a hat, were easily compatible. But easy is not necessarily the point of this year-long project, now is it? So let me explain this piece. The red individual represents Insatiable. The large, green (envy?) eyes always aware of the calendar and time passing, knowing there is so much more to accomplish but knowing that no achievement will be enough. Insatiable is never satisfied.
The blue, individual is Contemplate. A thinker who is content in their existence and has much wisdom to offer. Contemplate is quietly encouraging, ever hopeful that all will one day find peace in themselves as well.
Chosen Sunday, March 17, 2013
This week we were instructed to each throw 25 random words into a hat. We each pulled two words from the other’s selections to create the topic for the week. I pulled calendar and contemplate, she pulled insatiable and encourage. Hmmmmm?
Besides the painting in this post, I also designed the logo for this site for this week’s topic. They go hand-in-hand. As mentioned, I went with my first reaction and the significance of the topic in relation to this project. New creations, various mediums, all year long. Simple.
Chosen Sunday, March 3, 2013
This week’s topic has a twist. The first envelope drawn instructed us to draw another topic and instead of me creating the visual piece and my friend writing the essay, we will swap mediums. She creates the visual, I write the essay. This ought to have interesting results.
This was an interesting study of reflection and color. I was not about to try to capture this image accurately but I did try to capture the lady in green loosely. It surprised me to see how often she was found in the reflections about the bean. Now I have another destination to add to my list of places I’d like to visit. I could imagine spending a couple hours studying this sculpture live. Very fun!