Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Household

Late last week I started a painting with an impulsive scribble born of a frantic need to put aside my day's to-do list and get something, anything, onto canvas.

Now: I've created a happy little house on a happy little 4x4" piece of property on a happy little hillside.

Happy little me!

The Ivy Hanging in the Kitchen Window Weaves Itself into the Blinds
4x4"; china marker, pencil, ink, acrylic, and collage on canvas
abstract landscape
2017
$45



6 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Happy energy in this setting - it made me smile! Any chance there will be notecards one day? Wouldn't this be the perfect card to receive if you needed cheering up? I'd love a set if you ever decide to...

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    1. Jen, thanks! Glad the happy energy shines through : )

      Have you ever made notecards? I'm curious how artists go about doing such things in ways that honor all parties financially …

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  2. Can't say it any better than Jen! This is a gem Dotty - who wouldn't like to receive one of these in the mail! I will send you an email regarding the cards. Might be a bit long winded for here. Love the work you have been doing lately - I can't quite put my finger on it but there is something you are bringing to your paintings these last few months. You are always bold with your experimenting and choice of colours and materials but this is going another step beyond all that as an artist. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Janet, thanks so much for your encouragement and observations, which I value tremendously based on your own art and your own all-in approach to growing as an artist. I appreciate your noticing shifts in my work—I'm too close and too engrossed! Thanks, too, for your email about notecards. What a gift to have you take the time to point me in some directions. Lucky me! I will aim to reply soon but it won't be today or even this week; barely have my head above water!

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  3. Note cards. Interested to see what Janet shared. I love this happy hut. I hear tropical music, island sounds. And there is a wee bit of reflection to reinforce the island feel. Just joy in every inch of this. :)

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    1. Sheila, thanks for the tropical slant! I was thinking Tennessee!

      Love that you noticed the wee bit of (improbable) reflection.

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