Reaching for Monet

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. -Oscar Wilde-


Paper Art

Papillion 12 x 12

Pointillism with a hole puncher. I put this one together over the course of one of our travel trailer excursions. I suppose if you are going to display your work in a public place you should include a little of sampling of it all. This was a fun thing to do with time on my hands some days of our trip.

My First Post

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torture. -Monet-

“After the Storm”
24″ x 36″

This is my first post. I’m still arranging my site. I was here several years back and decided to take a break from the computer when the Russians took over. I’m getting used to living under their rule now. Yep, it’s wacky doodle time, but I’m supposed to be a little unhinged because I’m a seasoned artist. My own description of myself is that I am a strong woman with unclear ideas. I have been operating long enough in the art world to know that it doesn’t exist under any rules that it is considered fair, or truly promotes talent. Of course, there are so many talented people these days. I have to admit one of my favorite pass times is to view art. I have learned to work my way through all the muck and continue to create no matter what obstacles are put in my way.

My first work of art to be posted is of a statue that is situated on the Galveston Beach in Texas. I took a photo of it as the sun was coming up on a morning walk. It is dedicated to the 6,000 deaths and to the people who stayed and rebuilt the city after the storm of 1900. Great reminder that the forces of nature can’t be contained and that Galveston is the site for the largest loss of life in the United States due to natural disaster. It’s hard to wrap my head around the loss of that many lives. I’m hoping the painting captures a bit of the stamina of the human spirit. I titled it ” After the Storm”, because so for the sun does always rise again after any event. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it continues.