I forced myself to the studio (OK, it's really a gross, nasty, buggy, dark, damp crumbly garage, but I'm calling it a studio) to try to do some 6x6 pastels and/or paintings for the upcoming annual Randy Higbee 6x6 Exhibition in December. It's always a nice show to get into, if you can, and easy to send unframed work to because they're so small and lightweight, and he'll frame them there in his cavernous gallery. It's a huge show in Costa Mesa...
I digress. Back to the studio. I've been feeling a little, OK, not a little, disgruntled with people lately. So the plan was: don't check the phone for missed messages (there were none), don't check email compulsively (found nothing of interest all day), try to get into painting and forget the negative feelings I've been dealing with. I settled into the studio and turned on my hero Van Morrison. Hymns to the Silence and A Sense of Wonder. If ever you need to put your priorities in order, listen to this man worship The Ancient of Days, The Great Great Great Great Great One, The Master. I worked with elation. Thank you, Van.
This 6x6 pastel is of Ann, who modeled for my Wednesday evening class last week. We photographed her and I'm thrilled with the photos and the pieces I know I'll be doing of her. Thank you, Ann.
I'm actually feeling pretty good right now.
Bravo Margaret. All around.ReplyDelete
Wonderful mood for such a small piece. Margaret. I love Van Morrison too :)ReplyDelete
Hi Margaret... sometimes feel the same. Beautiful painting, and understand about the music. And ... I have a painting of yours, we need to get together.ReplyDelete
So happy that painting brought you out of your funk! Imagine that! This pastel is a super deluxe winner! Just magnificent! I've been in touch with Kippy about the France workshop next year ... I so hope to be there and learn more from you!ReplyDelete
Of course you know Margaret, that when you share your troubles, we share them with you. Who goes without? The world is pretty nasty right now, so Van helped you through that. I am not familiar with the music as I prefer silence. BTW, my studio is my laundry room! It's not nasty but it is too small. Fortunately I can overlap into the garage for storage and there is always "under the bed", and "behind the hanging clothes".ReplyDelete
It´s such an expresive pastel than I can´t stop looking at. Love it.ReplyDelete