3 x 5
8 x 10
Monday again? How are you? We had a fabulous weekend complete with a massive thunder and lightening storm Friday evening and some much needed rain on Sunday. As you know overcast days with a bit of a chill are my favorite kind of day and are perfect for painting (or curling up with the Times and a glass of red). The 1st piece I'm sharing is another "house" painting similar to "Identity" from last week. These small paintings are a "study" for a group of 9 x 12 paintings I plan to do using this same idea and subject. I planning to do one more 3 x 5 and then start prepping the larger boards this afternoon.
The 2nd painting shown is similar to "Clarity" which was the last painting I completed before my move. I've been thinking a lot lately about questions of beauty, identity, status, self knowledge and self-love. From my new home you can see millions of stars almost every evening and the constellation are easy to spot. Cassiopeia was a queen of unrivaled beauty whose boastful ways ending up leading to the downfall of her entire Kingdom. The constellation that bears her name contains two of the most luminous stars in the galaxy but there is a lesson to be learned from this "W" shaped constellation about humility and grace and the meaning of real beauty. How do you define real beauty?