Saturday, April 15, 2017
I have no idea how these pictures will rearrange themselves when I hit publish...but here they are. It was a lovely show and a great joy for me to be able to show this series as a whole. The turn out was wonderful, the food was great and I think everyone had a great time. Being able to show your work after having it stacked up in the studio, and hearing how people react to the work is so gratifying. We artists live for the moment. Our egos puff up and the creative juices are pumped and ready to go again. Thanks to everyone who came and to those of you that attended in spirit. I love you all. NOW, Monday am, a knee replacement....ugh
Posted by difergie at 1:11 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
My theme/interests through the years seem to stay the same, as I am always drawn to the spiritual. Happy places draw me in. This piece has no official title but has to do with releasing your blessings and giving thanks.
Posted by difergie at 10:31 AM
Friday, March 10, 2017
People never like a picture of themselves especially women. One paints a portrait and everyone but the person it is of, recognizes them! Frustrating....but I keep telling myself doing portraits is for my growth as a painter and I will not let silly little things get me down. However, I just did an imaginary face with some layering to complex the piece up and I really like it. So, I will share it with you-it is only 9x12, a jewel for fun.....
Posted by difergie at 12:25 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Of course, I am in the artistic-hating-not satisfied with my work mode- but I know from experience that when I see them all hanging I will be proud and happy.
What next? I need to find some more venues to show this series, work on my portraits of my Cronies, and I have some images in my head of where I want to go with my next series of work. Sketchbook time!!!!
FYI...just for inquiring minds, it took me close to two years to put this "Village" series of 25 pieces together. As they say-Rome was not built in a day.....
Posted by difergie at 9:19 AM
Thursday, February 16, 2017
"Crones" series... (crone=friend)...and what I have discovered is that I will never be a portrait artist! I am attempting to do representational paintings of friends but none of them have been -spot on-....oh well, it is good practice and each week the class I am taking gives us a different approach/technique to use...so like medicine-it is good for me. I actually enjoy doing these, I just get frustrated when I can't get them exactly accurate...but of course being me, I only give it one shot instead of persisting until I am satisfied...onward
Posted by difergie at 8:11 AM
Saturday, February 11, 2017
My next series is going to be a spiritual woman series and I am planning on it being much more textural and loose. In a creative trip one never knows where life will take them, but I have to say that the journey so far has been a great ride! The portraits I have been doing of friends, I will continue to do as they are good technical practice for me.
Hang in there with me and thanks for viewing my blog and following my path of creativity with me. I am solitary in my studio pretty much and your viewing my ramblings means a lot to me. di
Posted by difergie at 12:33 PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Only 48 more portraits to go in the online class I am taking. This week we were suppose to practice glazing for fun on a drawing of a face. I, of course, have to make life difficult and decided to do the faces of friends (with no guarantees it will look like them). I massively overworked this piece but next week will be better. It is not terrible and does have a resemblance to her. I am calling this one "K", as her first name begins with K. For the rest of the week I am working on a 3'x4' piece for the Village show. Will show that as I get further along. TaTa .....
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Friday, January 27, 2017
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Break is over so back to my last village piece which may well be the LAST village piece. We shall see. But for what it is worth this is my painting for this week.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Now I have to do drudge work as in painting the edges black on all the pieces, photographing, etc....blah, blah, blah, oh well- such is life.
PS yes, I do look this old and I am embracing it....do not mind at all...
Posted by difergie at 11:01 AM
Friday, January 6, 2017
I am so glad that the Holiday season is over, although I did enjoy the festivities. BUT NOW...I can get back to a schedule and be creative.
Which is what I like to do best. I am still painting and have two solo shows coming up in the spring and summer so that in itself takes some time and preparation work.
Hopefully, I will be posting lots of stuff in the near future. Have two unfinished paintings waiting in line and a lot of ideas swirling in my head. So, I AM BACK.....see ya
Posted by difergie at 9:21 AM