Coming home with my hands full the other day, I put down my items on any clear space I could find in my painting room. I liked the way the snakeshead fritillary looked against the painting I'm currently working on so decided to take a snap. Makes me wish I was a botanical painter!
I'm putting together a new series of paintings for a show I have in July. It's based on Norse Myth and I began with a small group of paintings titled Élivágar which I mentioned in an earlier blog post. The painting pictured here, is one is one of a pair inspired by Niflheim, the Land of Mist in the north; counter to Muspelheim, Land of Fire in the south.
My current show is running in a Ministry building here in Munich until the beginning of May. It's a mix of pieces from three series, as well as some odds and sods. I've sold one piece so far, which I'm very happy about not least of which because It's one of my largest ones and at 150 x 180 cm I was worried about where to put it after the show. (Losing my studio also meant losing the place to store my paintings.)
And, my latest collage: "Her father taught her to know the fairies by name."
For a while now I've been thinking about painting watercolour images of women and girls and adding papers and old letters and a line of text like I do in my collages. I've only just begun to experiment, but once I've got something finished, I'll post some pictures.
Good weekend, Everyone!
So lovely. The snakeshead fritillary is my favourite, I had them in my last garden and keep forgetting to plant them again.ReplyDelete
It's a favourite of mine too, Lois. One of these days I'd love to have a garden - snakesheads would be one of the first plants to go in.Delete
Love that image of the flowers and your painting... a beautiful "Still Life" moment! And the show sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
I love those unintentional still life moments, Valerianna. I see them all the time, but am not always able to capture them. Makes me appreciate good photographers!Delete
I too really like the "chance" image - the subdued light mixed with the casual nature gives me a sense of a Dutch still life with a Japanese flavor... really pretty!ReplyDelete
The light makes it, doesn't it, Wendy. It was just my overhead halogens and what little that was coming through the window. You're right - it's got the Dutch light and the Japanese delicacy.Delete
I really like your work, and your captions. I've been having trouble with blogger's 'following' tool lately and I can't follow you either! Not officially anyway. Will keep popping in and shared one of your posts on google+ xReplyDelete
Thank you for you kind words, Minerva!Delete
Blogger certainly has its bugs. I've had trouble from time to time with that as well - someone I follow will suddenly disappear from my list, only to reappear again.
Thanks for sharing my post. So glad you like my work!
First of all, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a supportive and inspiring comment. Your collages are wonderful.. it is so good to see an artist doing work with a content you love.ReplyDelete
You're very welcome, Donna. It was interesting hearing about your experience of "block". I was glad to read today that a bit of light is shining through.Delete
Thanks for your kind words about my collages!
All the best with your workshop. It sounds fabulous.
I was looking at my address book, thinking about the many people that I've lost touch* with, when I noticed your address information.
I realize that it has been a while since I blogged and responded to my favorite blogs (e.g yours), but I fully intend to come back when my head clears and I can create again.
I find it interesting that you are working on some watercolors of your people (all the great old photos people)--seems like the perfect next step--because I have been puttering around with watercolor pencils for quite some time now. It is my only art time these days, what with moving to California and looking for a place/job/etc.
Things may have settled with some of that, but even though I have found a job it seems quite unstable. So, I may be back pounding the streets again...
It is lovely to come back here to see you rocking your art and the art scene. You remain the way-shower for me.
Sorry to hear that you lost your lovely art studio. Nice that you had some time with that before it went away. [I guess that I will have to totally catch up with your story, when I am really-really back. lol.]
Glad that you are (still) here Lynn. You have always had such a great blog. Can't wait to see your new creations/babies. <3
*not so much that I lost touch...*sigh*
So good to hear from you! I've checked in at your blog from time to time to see if there are any new posts that I've missed (sometimes my blogger list will stop giving me updates for some reason).
As you can see from how long ago I made my last post, that I'm also going through a slow blogging period. I think it's important to take a break from it from time to time.
I hope that your move went smoothly. That's such a huge Life Event. I hope that you find a job that you can really enjoy. You had such luck with your position at the bookshop!
You've inspired me to get another post up. I really appreciate your kind words about my blog and my work! I've also been going through a transition of sorts - but I do have a new studio. As of May 1st.
I'm looking forward to when you get back at blogging. It's not something that can be forced, I think. It will happen when you're ready.
Lovely to see you back here! I look forward to hearing about your California adventure. Best, Lynn.