Stuck at Crystal Bridges this week while they removed a large tree that had crashed down on a car that was heading out. The two occupants were not hurt, but the car was smashed. Really quite fortunate the way the tree hit the car, because is was stunning to witness the damage. They offered us free coffee while we waited. It took about an hour. Not surprising with the saturated ground and it had rained really hard within 30 minutes of it coming down. Sorry I don't have a photo, but my phone was dead. That's the way it goes in the tech world. Have had company this week which has been a lot of fun. Didn't finish this painting as expected, but sometimes you just need to go with the flow and leave paintings for another day. I will look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow. Back to my brushes.
"Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals." - Oscar Wilde
Well when you have too much rain in Texas, somethings up. Just saying. So rain, rain, go away already. Ugh. I need sunshine! Back to my brushes.
"Four be the things I'd been better without: love, curiosity, freckles, doubt." - Dorothy Parker
Really, this is rain is ridiculous. I think Mother Nature needs a reminder that it's April showers, not May deluge. Give us a break and drop some on parts of Texas or California for awhile - they could really use it. Otherwise, it was great painting today. I'm going to begin a short series of posts in my journal where I will review my brushes, paints, and paper. I have found that I tend to grab some items more than others, but there is a rhyme and reason to my choices. So, maybe it will help others. Or maybe it will just help me when I need to replace something. I also have some new items that I have never used before. I will see what I like and don't like about those items as well. So look for that soon. I have a new art documentary to review and will get that up soon as well. Back to my brushes.
"The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change." - Maya Angelou
Worked on my latest painting all day yesterday and it is working out well. Okay one small glitch that I will fix later. I'm pretty sure I will remember to go back to it? Maybe I had better fix it today. I did want to remind everyone that Splash 16 is going to hit the shelves in late June, but you can pre-order at Northlightshop.com and at Amazon. Quite happy to have a piece chosen for inclusion, and it is one of my personal favorites. Otherwise you can pick it up or order from your local bookstore in June. Back to my brushes.
"To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour." - William Blake
Between coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose...I painted. It was brilliant. It seems like forever since I had my brushes in my hand. Now I'm on a mission to finish this painting. When I finish this painting, I will have to put this series away while I work on two other projects. So I have to stay focused to be able to get it done in time. Cross your fingers. For your enjoyment, a little spring beauty. I did add a new art documentary review so be sure and pick one out to watch soon. Back to my brushes.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
I'm home, sunburned, delightfully rested, and totally exhausted. The TWSA exhibit is up on their website if you'd like to see my painting. They left off one of my initials so it is under "L Eldridge". Actually somewhat richer color in person. I find it really difficult to get the color intensity just right. Anyway hope everyone enjoys. I'm going to put my feet up now and catch up with Mad Men. Back to my brushes...tomorrow.
"I don't need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated." - James Franco