This will be my first blog entry of the New Year (sadly, the first one since the fall), but I figure I am not doing too badly, since it is still technically considered the ‘new year’.
After a long absence of not writing, I feel a wave of writer’s block in my attempt to get back into this. I can assure you my long bout was justified. Never mind Christmas. As a cap-up of the last few months, November was a whirl, as I had my father visit from the States (all while I couldn’t take vacation time off from work), the news of my American granny passing away (she was 82, dear soul), unexpectedly moving into a whole new studio space and then to top-off with the news that I will be an Aunt!!! My identical twin sister and her hubby of 8 yrs are expecting in July! 🙂 All of the news, as you can imagine, has kept me on the ringer of emotions ranging from comfort, anticipation, sadness, excitement, joy and anticipation.
So, that was how 2013 ended.
To turn a new leaf, it’s that time of year again….back to the old art-making, AND the annual PRESHRUNK miniature art show at Argyle Fine Art here in Halifax. The show is January 24th (this Friday) at 7pm. Preshrunk is a juried show of around 70 artists, showcasing around 200 works that measure 4″ x 5″. If you’re around Halifax this Friday, drop down for the ‘little big show’..
I am submitting six pieces this year. I usually only paint clouds in the context of a landscape/urbanscape, but with such small specs to work with, I felt I wanted the pieces to breath. These were a nice foil (& quick), compared to the pain-staking detail & symmetry of the architectural urbanscapes I usually do. So there. Cheer into 2014 with wonderful, proziac blobs of cotton-candy, marshmallow clouds to hang on your wall..
Pulse Cloud (2014), oil on cradelboard, 4 x 5
A Touch of Pink (2014), oil on cradelboard, 4 x 5
Pink Clouds (2014), oil on cradleboard, 4 x 5
Thunderhead I (2014), oil on board, 4 x 5
Thunderhead II (2014), oil on board, 4 x 5
Opaline (2014), oil on board, 4 x 5