The Love that Surrounds Me 1 & 2. Diptych 36" x 36" ea

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In with the New and Out with the Old

In keeping with the West Coast theme, I've decided to compliment the Tree Series I am still working on, with a Vancouver City series.  These are the first two pieces, more to come!

I introduce to you, The New:

"We Simply Have It All"   24" x 36"   
[View of English Bay, Downtown Vancouver from Point Grey Road, Kitsilano Beach]

"Friendly Neighbours"  36" x 36" 
[view from 29th Floor, Sheraton Wall Centre, Burrard Street]
As I was working, I had a story going on in my head for this painting:  I was imagining the middle building to be a woman, the two outside buildings were men who were chatting her up at sunset... 


And Out with the Old, being, of course, the aftermath from focused creativity and the constant decision making involved.

So, yep... out with the Old to get ready to begin more New!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

"The Hands of an Artist"


"The Hands of an Artist" (or "How to Attract a Man in 5 Minutes or Less")

My hands.  Feminine they're not, they're worker hands.

I'm not necessarily self conscious of them in public, but I do make an effort not to draw attention to them either.  I love rings - have some really nice hand made ones - don't wear 'em very often though.

I've been working non-stop for the last two weeks preparing for an exhibition in downtown Vancouver with Lions Bay Art Gallery:  constructing panels, working with plaster, soaking rags, cleaning dusty floors, carving, painting, mixing various chemicals and materials, scraping and so on (and on...) but these digits dig it!

When one of my friends or family say that I've got "the hands of an artist", I know it's coming from a good place... they love me :) 

When someone else says it, I'm not exactly sure how to interpret it...  

It doesn't really matter anyway... I actually clean up pretty good.

(My dear mom bought me a manicure gift certificate - I guess she knew exactly what I'll be needing!)