Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Fifth Day ~ PCPC Entry

"The Fifth Day"
30" x 24" x 1 3/4"deep Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
I have just successfully submitted my entry for the PCPC art show, deadline is noon February 14. The entries were based on Genesis and divided into 4 themes. I chose Theme One, Beginnings of Creation and specifically Genesis 1:20-22. This is the write up that I submitted:
"God spoke into being the creatures who inhabit the waters and birds to fill the expanse of the heavens. He was pleased with His 5th day of work of creating living creatures and He blessed the great and various species of fish of the deep and winged birds of the sky and fowl and commanded them to multiply. His blessing can be seen in the multiplying of the fish and fowl from year to year."
This was my big painting project at CBC's Lake House Retreat this past weekend and below this post you can see a slide show of some of the paintings that were completed. All of my friends were placing small paintings on the mantel and I continued working on "The Fifth Day" but I also completed the second in a series of "Talking" and posted yesterday, "Shop Talking". Today I entered it into the Creative Catalyst "Treasures" winter art show. Any artist can enter until the end of the month and the company has wonderful dvd art instruction titles.
I am packing for two upcoming workshops: Robert Burridge at Dena's and Mel Stabin in San Miguel with Flying Colors. I will post work and notes about them when I return. Stay warm. Weather in the metroplex will be rainy and cold this weekend.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Shop Talking" ~ The New CBC ~ Road Trips

"Shop Talking"
20" x 20" Acrylic on paper mounted on Canvas
The second in the "Talking" series

The past week was spent preparing for our painting, spiritual, organizational
retreat to the rented Lake House on Cedar Creek Lake at Gun Barrel City. Canvas by Canvas caravanned, leaving Thursday and returning on Sunday. Plans for the group were discussed for 2008 and the nine members present found this to be the creative burst where all of our energies were focused on creating and painting and approximately 15-20 paintings were begun. Our new painting for the PCPC show exemplifies our new Genesis and beginning.
The slide show below will feature some of these paintings. The slide show has 2 photos from our photo shoot at TUG done by Dennis Hevia. On Sunday we visited a ranch where buffalo roamed and Larry was so kind to feed them so we could get some great close ups. His wife, Andy, is a jewelry designer and the owner of Kickapoo Jewelry. Watch for a buffalo painting soon.
My personal work was a "sister" piece to the "Talking" series. Two women are in front of a cosmetics counter where we see lipstick, nail polish, and perfume displayed. The seasoned shopper warrior looks to her right to see what wonderful delights await and clutches a price tag to prove her purchase was on sale. Their purses are near and a shopping bag to hold the overflow. The Star shopper with the Star tattoo thinks that the next trip should be spent looking for the perfect purse, which is a never ending quest in itself. Women ask friends to watch their purses like they ask them to watch their children. "I'm going to try this on. Watch my purse." I'm going to wash my hands. Watch my purse."
Now we are receiving emails about lab tests on our purses and handbags and the microbiologist was shocked at how dirty they really are. So our ever present companion may have the potential to make us ill so now we are purse hook shopping or as a our CBC "trash talking" evolved into why don't we carry a "portable purse protector" to place on the floor as a little mini rug to clean the handbag bottom as it protects. So maybe we need to go shopping.
To view the image on Nancy's Web site click on Nancy Standlee Art

Lake House Trip 2/08