Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One of those days when I just let the mind paint with no expectation. Today I used watercolor, inks and charcoals.
I always wonder when I finish what was the mind wondering, or rather, what was it expressing? I'm sure the white tree stands for aging or wisdom, possibly? Everything else is up for grabs. It reminds me of those kinetic images you see on the inside of your eye-lids when you close your eyes. I love those images. If you've never paid attention to them -you should, it's like your own little art gallery or built in kaleidoscope.

I got see Thing One and Thing Two, otherwise known as my grandsons, this weekend. They have gotten to a goofy, silly stage where they crack themselves up all the time. Of course, they crack me up too- and I take pictures. I'm not sure anyone else gets our sense of humor.

We did get a chance to go to the San Angelo Art Museum which had an indoor exhibit on YARD ART of all things, and then the curator gave us directions to see one of the actual yards that was featured. It was a fantastical altar-ish, Mayan-ish, Day of the DEADish, garish, but whimsical structure which captured the artist's soul, an aging Mexican vaquero with very black (possibly Grecian dyed) hair and a dark mustache. Thing One saw for the first time that art can be expressed by more than paper and paint. So we drove around and looked for other yard "art" after that and I could tell that he got it. Thing Two just slept.






















8 comments:

ocmist said...

That was a very interesting picture. I was looking at it after the explanation of the white tree being age there in the forefront and it looked to me like you could still see the green of youth within and a touch of the autumn colors as well. The red, tying it all together reminded me of the blood of life that runs through it all, and, for me, the blood of the cross (that shape is in there)holding it all together. Anyway, that's what I saw when looking.

I have several grandkids myself and love to watch as they learn and THINK about the things they see. Those were some really neat garden art things you saw with them, too. One of my grandsons (will be 6 this weekend) loves to go to Museums and see various art exhibits too!

Thanks for visiting my Country Grammy Blog. I also love art, and usually work in graphite, colored pencil or pastels, though I have done a couple of wall murals in acrylic paint. I'm known as an "Odd Chick" by some of my friends and family too, as I don't tend to "act my age," but enjoy the little things in life that God's given me, "Too much" (I guess... OH, WELL!!!)

*jean* said...

ooo a wandering mind is a terrible thing to waste! love your painting....thing one and thing two crack me up too!! i love boys, they rock....

Sarah said...

Yay, I;m so happy to meet you!! I am adding you to my blogroll tonight because I think you are going to be an interesting gal to stay in touch with! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for reminding me that I once, too, used to paint... maybe its time again....

Kimmie said...

I love how the images in your painting are woven together ......
Boys are fun - I often wish I had some - maybe down the road I'll have grand-boys :)

Poetic Artist said...

OK I do love this..I love trees.
They always seem to have their own personality. Your grandsons look like alot of fun..

La Dolce Vita said...

trees, mmmm just love the tree in this painting!

Steve Emery said...

I really like this painting! Amazing what you came up with. I love the free use of color and the different depths. Even though it has a lot going on, it all holds together.

I haven't been able to browse in a while, and you've gone to another level, producing this kind of confident work. Wow.

Vicki Robison said...

I was stumbling around the web and found your blog. Thanks for the hour (really much longer) of entertainment, laughed hard at your sister in laws last post, inspiration and visual treats!