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