Saturday, April 21, 2012

I can't get to the blogs I follow?????

My studio is a good size with plenty of windows and nice light
but when you are working on these jumbo gets crowded 
and I'm a sloppy painter, so I need to somehow protect other painted canvases from possibly getting splattered on.
 so I spent the day moving paintings around the house
I have a few spots that are 4 or 5 canvases deep...big

I told Mike the other day..there was too much art in this house!
I'm feeling like its every where 
 and the next day I'm telling him that I'm in need of a big blank canvas to slosh paint around with an artist.
 this doodle painting above is almost done.
I find when painting these smaller canvases, my arms get real tight
and when I paint big canvases, like this one below, my body is more comfortable.
This year I set out to make some changes with my art
four changes
1. learn to work with a different color palette
2. force myself to learn shading
3. not to paint a swirl branched tree
4. alter my usual looking flowers
Out of the four goals so far, I've accomplished one, and the photo below is a tree that I like enough and its branches are not swirls. 
I did make myself try a new color palate, but it bored me. I did learn things from that challenge though.
Shading continues to be a down fall for me, but I don't really care.
My flowers have changed some.
its all about evolving  

one last thing...I can't seem to get to the blogs I follow any more
is anyone else having this problem
and is there a button I'm not seeing?

Have a great weekend
Thanks for listening
Lisa D.


Anke Martin said...

HI Lisa, challenges are good ;)
Sometimes blogger has issues, I guess....I did not have for a while the fast correction button on the page...maybe it's back tomorrow.
Have a great weekend creating and yes! There are always surprise when you life with an artist but that makes life not boring at all :) Because we know how to create our lifes not just on canvas.
Smiles, Anke :)

Anke Martin said...

Oh my...lot's of mistakes, I meant 'surprises' and 'live' not life. LOL

Diane said...

This is what makes it all so fun--trying out things--seeing if you like or not--you know--playing!
Just keep doing what you're doing because it's working!! (and keep experimenting too :)
Sorry-I can't help you with blogger--it has a mind of its own--it baffles me...............

Manon said...

I had that problem too if you refert to the old blogger style the. Dashboard button reappears. I hope that helps. Gorgeous Paintings btw!

Parabolic Muse said...

You're right; it is about evolving. It takes awhile, but you will put on new colors more and more often and find the ones that fit. I love your work.