Jan 7 2010

More progress

I got some more done tonight. I worked on the sky, and the mountains. It’s good to get back into the rhythm of painting, but I realize as I work that I still paint the exact same way as I always did. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but somewhere along the journey I hope to break into a new style or work on new techniques. I also realized that an 18″x24″ painting might be a little overly ambitious for a weekly painting, but I’m using up the canvas stock I have.

Off to bed…

Jan 7 2010

Hauntingly familiar

The clouds
Never expect it
When it rains
But the sea
Changes colours
But the sea
Does not change

I’ll admit it, I do love Stevie Nicks. Especially Edge of Seventeen, which is a great song. A bit of a rip off (check out how they both start) of Bring On The Night, by The Police (one of my all time favorite bands), but still a nice ethereal song.

What does any of this have to do with this post? Well, the phrase hauntingly familiar is from Edge of Seventeen, and came to mind when I ran across this amazing work by Erin Tyner. Her work reminds me of pieces I did in college. Not the same look at all, but kind of the same feel – one figure against nature. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

What did we ever do before the Internet? I sometimes feel when I’m surfing like the way I used to as a kid in the library, or how I still get in a good bookstore today. I get lost in other worlds, and am surprised to find how much time has passed while browsing/surfing, etc. It’s a nice escape.