Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Beginnings ~ Genesis

10" square for a Canvas by Canvas painting (lower right)
CBC, some of our collaborative group of Texas painters, painted Monday at TUG and began a new year. new beginnings and appropriately our Genesis entry. We were very fortunate in the PCPC show last year with our entry and won first place in one of the themes from the 23rd Psalm with "A Table Before Me". This year the theme is based on Genesis, the beginning. I will post more about our entry when the painting is finished and registered.
Another event that we are participating in is for the Arlington Museum of Art Auction and Gala, 2008: Shine: Black and White.
CBC donated a giclee, "Circle of Friends, and other CBC members donated individual pieces that can be viewed here.
Look for CBC artists:
Barbara Hackney Hill Country Cactus and Jack and Jennie
Maryann Stephens Carnival
Karen Foster Say it With Roses
Cindy Yandell Polka Dot Girl
Elizabeth M. Taylor Done for the Day SOLD
Connie Michael Red Pears
Nancy Standlee Calypso Market

I have a book recommendation:
I've started a new book, Natalie Goldberg's "Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World" and she exposes her writer/painter supremely original heart and it is indeed a colorful one and full of imagination. I have her "Writing Down the Bones" and I was so excited when I discovered that book. Savory bites of joy to see her paint ordinary and turn into fun, amazing images - wish I had the courage to drive around one of her cars. A great read to jump start your beginnings in creative expression for 2008 and I'm only on page 30. Some of her paintings can be found on ArtNet and Ernesto Mayans Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
I hope your 2008 January has been filled with dreams of a genesis, a birth, an alpha, an emergence from the past.


Cindy Yandell Parker said...

What an aspicious new beginning it is too--love the apple, can't wait to see it all together!!

William F. Renzulli said...

More luscious color and brush strokes. I really like these last 2 paintings you've posted.

Nader Shenouda said...

I just love the apple, I can nearly taste it.... very vibrant colours WOW :)

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Nader Shenouda said...

Just came to say Hello :) !!