Passions of an Odd Chick

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Things Are Looking Up!

"Things are Looking Up"
Original Acrylic on canvas 24x36

I love this piece. It was one of the first paintings I finished after trying new techniques I learned in Flora Bowley's class.
This painting was absolute intuition and gut reading. If I felt like doing it, I did it with no fear. I only told myself, if I didn't like it I could paint over it and that it wasn't the last canvas in the world.
Those simple mantras kept the critic silent and let me just enjoy adding shapes, colors, and drawing. Tying it all together was sheer joy.
I am still the baby bird looking up to so many of you for inspiration!

This has been an amazing summer. We got a new airplane and have been taking traveling adventures to exciting places. Sweet Farmer wants me to start another blog about our airplane trips. Stay tuned for that

Fredricksburg, Texas

This was on the door of an art gallery!

Sounds like my kind of business.

Have a great summer!


simplyred said...

This painting is awesome! I really, really, really, really like it. It has a sense of freedom about it that just sings and at the same time has an obvious structure that keeps it contained. You have outdone yourself on this one.

And congratulations on the airplane! Wow, how wonderful that must be.

Lisa H. said...


Bren said...

I am so glad you opened yourself up and just followed your instincts. The things you have been creating are stunningly beautiful, hope you put them in a fair :-) What a sweet little plane, looking forward to posts about those flying trips, how cool is that!

Anonymous said...

isn't it great to just let it follow your gut and be OK if it totally flops and you just gesso over and do it all over again? i am thrilled with this painting of yours. and i am thrilled for you and what you have learned on your art making journey so far. this's so different from your earlier work and it doesn't even look like work. it looks like YOU and YOU HAD FUN! wonderfully fab!

and congrats on a plane! loveliness with wings, wow! xox

rachel awes said...

your painting.
in my gut
n heart
n soul.

Cathy Bueti said...

Amazing painting!! Love everything about it! I am thinking of taking a class with flora and you may have just inspired me to do so!

And congrats on the new plane!


Tracy said...

LOVE, love, love your new painting, Peggy! I is full of the freedom and joy of painting & discovery while you were in the process. You've really been honing the techniques we learned during Bloom True! It's wonderful to see your new work emerging. I'm still working on a new canvas myself, and playing happily. My floundering jewelry biz is claiming more of my attention just now, but I'm still painting! VERY FUN to see your travels. :o)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the painting

Jennifer Richardson said...

there is just so much to love
i feel like a kid
in a candy store!
your painting!
the muchness that is splashing
from your brushes
dazzles my heart
with some serious inspiration.
THANK you for that.
And the way your soul
noticed and took in that delicious
is pure art:)