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June 10, 2009

a little bit of inspiration goes a long way...

Today, while the rain and drizzle and gloom settle over me like a wool blanket that I'm itching to get off... I look towards some inspiration.

Alice Neel has always been my artist to go to, when I need a refresher in why I am an artist.

This is one of my favorite paintings by her:


The great lady herself:


Read more about alice here.


I'm a creature of habit, and I tend to only feel the inspiration to paint when it's sunny, and the lighting is right. I thrived in California. But New York has been a bit of a struggle for me. My last painting, done a few years ago, has been nudging me to move forward again (when the web design slows down) to get the brushes out!

Here are The kids, from a few years back:


This is what I started to work on last summer. Funny, I guess this summer I will continue on... Winter solace.. doesn't seem to apply to me!

4 comments:

blondie-lox said...

wonderful! i think you'd like http://www.emmaoverman.com/

Darla: Retro Ways said...

She is an amazing painter and has really great taste in hats, thanks for sharing her work as well as yours, just lovely. ♥

 Mommy Drinks Style said...

oooohhh. Lovely! Emma Overman, Great artist!
Thank you for sharing!

Thank you both Darla and Blondie for the Compliments!

sherri said...

I love your style and glad to learn about Alice Neel. Love the bottom one in particular that you are working on. Great colors.