The week of great intention was altered with life. There is no regret in it just acceptance of all those things we cannot change. I love the learning, the loss of mind when absorbed in what is a passion.
The beginning of a new adventure brings anticipation and excitement in even the most difficult challenges. I have sold the house, gotten rid of all the furniture, well actually gotten rid of almost everything. My paints, photos and clothes are all that’s left and here I am in Toronto going to Art School. I rent a small room from a dear friend in a beautiful part of the city. There are no encumbrances, just sketch and paint. A new friend came all the way across the city on Sunday to sit under a tree and sketch with me. She is delightful and our perseverance and determination in sweltering heat astonished both of us. It didn’t matter if what we accomplished amounted to much, it was that we did it. She had her towel which she used to sit on and I sat on my empty canvas bag. I placed everything I had in it strategically over all the ant holes and tucked the edge of my dress so they couldn’t crawl somewhere sensitive. What was to start at ten thirty didn’t get started until one thirty and we lasted until three thirty in sweltering heat with a feeling of accomplishment for having just done it. Thank you Vee!
Watercolour on Paper 11″ x 15″ unframed
Watercolour on Paper
14″ x 22″
Watercolour on Paper 15.5 x 11.5
I like a website blog for many reasons. It is a way to put my work on the market but it’s also a fantastic archive for myself and the viewer. I am posting work here from the 70s. It was a time of learning, originals, contests and copying some famous artist’s work to practice. For me it is a place of starting. I can record here what might get lost. My work before 1970 was lost in a house fire.
“Inside Our Rooms” is a series of paintings depicting women in today’s world. It demonstrates how others perceive us or how we perceive ourselves. These are small paintings, roughly 4″ x 6″, painted with acrylic on paper and matted in an 8″ x 10″ white, acid free mat. Please refer to New Work in the above menu for the complete series.