Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stuck inside my head....


As promised, here are two new pieces I'm working on simultaneously.  They still have quite a way to go but I wanted to share their mossy swirly darkness with you.  The thinned layers of black and mossy green are really beautiful but they needed to be contrasted with something. They were calling for color and so each piece got a wee bit of rainbow added.  Originally these paintings were to feature fish but alas I'm stuck inside my head where images of women run rampant these days.  The more I tried to make the painting into what I thought it should be the less I liked it so today I gave in and started to give these two sketches from my notebook a more public stage.  So I guess images of women will continue to appear in my work until they don't....does that ever happen to you? 



7 comments:

sammi said...

oh yes....especially in my painting years...those darn english school boys. as much as I tried to move away, they kept sneaking in. six year later, and they have yet again popped back into my life (even though I stared sewing with a determiniation to start completely new) :)

Janice La Verne said...

yes... yes...
i can't sit and paint a pre-formed painting, never have been able to.
something takes a hold of you and i believe that is a good thing.

do you know the painter Squeak Carnwath? West Coast, just had a big show at the Oakland museum. i have loved her work for a long time. images repeated over and over.

congrats on the show!

tangled sky studio said...

sammi: haha..i have to say i feel better about my obsession after reading about yours (english school boys????) just kidding...i've seen your boys and they would be a good match for these ladies!

janice-than you for stopping in janice! the name "squeak carnwath" is enough to make me lover her...but then i went to her site-AMAZING! thank you for the link (and speaking of repeating patterns for liz tran as well!)

artslice said...

Yes...absolutely! Can't get away from the hair and eyes :)

Ronda said...

I loved your article in Artful Bloggers and absolutely love your work. You inspired me to create some jewelry pieces (I am a jewelry maker of 19 years and live in Abilene, TX). I would love to send them to you but can find no other way to contact you. You can find me at hhhenterprises.com if you'd like me to send on these Beth-inspired pieces. Keep up the most wonderful work.

gretchenmist said...

yep, something similar happens to me, funny how we try to stop it from happening!
the rainbow looks perfect in this darkness :)

bridgette said...

heh. still waiting for trees to stop speaking to me...