Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tea for Two

It's been a long time since I blogged but I'm back and happy to say hoping you like the latest painting I've done. It's titled "Tea Time." I spent most of last year painting still life that included reflective images. This really taught me about paint, perspective, how to really see the objects and how to paint about them without being too reportive. I loved the soft cloth against the hard surface of the silver and the organic nature of the fruit in the mix.

This painting is 24 x 30 and is the culmination of my silver series. I plan to start a new series but have as yet not been able to come up with a plan. Any ideas? Comments are welcome.

Since I completed this painting, my husband Joe Mayer and I moved to Santa Fe, NM where we bought a house and are building a studio on our property.

We thought it would be good to have an adventure so we moved 2000 miles away in January (I don't recommend it) from a Lovely little town on Maryland's Eastern Shore to a high desert area near Santa Fe, NM. We lived in town where we could walk to everything and moved to a community in a "wilderness area," filled with other Artists, wild grasses, pinons, coyotes and snakes. I haven't seen any snakes yet but then, I do not turn over any rocks either. The earth feels so different here and both Joe and I are loving our adventure.

I'll write more about my paintings and Santa Fe so stay tuned.

John F. Kennedy', 1963 painting by Elaine de Kooning,

John F. Kennedy', 1963 painting by Elaine de Kooning,
National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D. C.)