Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Ugly Phase


Ahh yes, another year come and gone. I am officially rounding the bend to fourty...Where, by the way ,I hear is a great place to be. I decided that this year I would throw myself a little wine tasting party to celebrate my inner wino. I invited all of my favorite people, so it should be a good time.
I also started a new painting on my b-day. My son asked me why I was working on my birthday, I said painting is not work when you are doing something you love. I have barely had any time to get into the studio lately,and it made me happy just to be creative if only for a short period of time. My other son was trying to make sense of this new piece-it had some wierd colors going on for a figurative painting. I said that the painting was in its ugly stage, a.k.a. the underpainting. This piece will be part of my figurative series that in my head I call the "girl in trouble" paintings. I stole that line from a song, but it seemed to fit. This piece will depict a woman painting her nails as she is staring at a newspaper headline and trying to make some sense of the world. I haven't quite decided what the headline will be, but I am tempted to use one from the Daily Astorian- a paper that my sister subscribes to in Astoria, Oregon. It has a small town quirkiness that is very amusing, and fits with my sense of humor.

6 Comments:

Blogger re:becca said...

girl in trouble....can't wait to see the end product.

btw, green legs are hot. they remind me of a girl that the Lucky Charms guy would hang out with.

xoxo

8:39 PM  
Blogger susan said...

looks like another winner !!! glad to see a post here... ;-)
happy birthday. the 40s are the best years! ending my 40s currrently...

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Becca said...

I love your paintings ... they are full of life.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Liquid Sky Arts said...

I already love where it's going... keep the drips, love the green. I don't think it's ugly... on the contrary... so interesting!

If you need a few headlines from the Astorian... call me! :)

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Anonymous mary jane said...

So you are nearing 40. It's not so bad...love your new painting and happy birthday, daughter....hugs

7:16 PM  

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