After the fabulous markers I posted last month,
I recently found some water colors in a similar vein:
As I used them I realized they don’t have all the true primary colors–the reds tend to be off and I end up using tube color to get true red. But I love them! It occurred to me I favor secondary and tertiary colors more than the primaries–I’d rather have purple and orange, teal or fuchsia, than red, yellow or blue. Although these two might give lie to that:
I couldn’t bring myself to mail the fishing sheds. It’s being framed as a gift for someone special who loves it.
More new pieces:
More balloon inspirations. The first one was titled after it was finished when I realized the scale was wrong. Then I read this quote from the highly successful artist Chris Ofili, whose paintings fetch into the high six digits. He’s commenting about a painting of his own in which the scale of the figures is wrong, and someone asks him about it: “Oh, yeah. That really bothered me for a while. But I didn’t feel it was my responsibility to change it. In a painting you can do anything, right? I’m making it all up. This thing is too big! But it’s just what it is. Not bad, not good, just too big.” (New Yorker, October 6, 2014)
Before I read the quote, I did another balloon card and just omitted the hand.
Two cards recently received:
I’ll be busy for a few weeks with other projects–putting together a condo association newsletter, and house-guests and hoopla for my husband’s show opening, for which I did the publicity materials:
If you’d like to swap cards, or just receive one, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. International addresses are welcome.
You know how you go to the grocery store for milk and bread and end up spending $50?
I wasn’t event looking for markers. I have LOTS of markers.
But in the Office Depot checkout line, these just begged for me to buy them, and never has a package of markers been so yummy. The colors are gorgeous (as are the names–margarita green, peach parfait, ocean view blue).
They’re permanent but don’t soak through, at least not Bristol board. They’re nice to the touch and came in a handy case that I’ll use for travel. Thirty-six bits of happiness for $20.
I have new cards to scan and post, as well as several beauties recently received, but I’m on deadline for a postcard and poster for my husband’s next show, with a tight turnaround. Stay tuned, while I try to keep from playing with my favorite new toys.