Don't know what happened to winter here in the bottom of Texas....we didn't get the freezing temps to kill off the mosquitoes....oh well, the upside is that the plants are happy. And I'm still in the studio painting without gloves.
I guess I'm back to painting a few people after thinking I was back in love with still life. Never say never. There is still much to be resolved in the switch from oil to acrylic. Still not my favorite medium, still trying to make friends with it, still struggling. I am finding that the wetter and faster I paint the happier I am. What I really miss is the Liquin I used to use with oil. What a lovely slider that stuff was, if only it didn't make me sick. Just a wee bit of petroleum gunk in it. Guess that's really not a good thing to breathe.
Getting older is finally interrupting my consistent bravado and confidence. It truly is getting harder to stretch good size canvases. Not that I'm giving up, just swearing more and running achy fingers under the warm tap when I come inside. AND....here's the big one: I just got a three wheel bike. OK, actually it is a kind of tricycle, but it has a big basket in the back and I can carry stuff. I had to give up my regular bike when I had a knee replacement....and then lost all confidence in balance. So, what the hell, I'm now going to be that old lady zipping around on the red three wheeler.
The web pages of some very good artists.
- roger lee's sculpture
- professor art, reflections on life and the creative process
- mark adams
- somethings i think about- annell livingstone
- harry stooshinoff
- banner mountain textiles
- katherine treffinger
- cecilia levy
- andy feehan
- mallory arts
- andre fromont
- richard russell
- susan rudat
- michael rohde
- HJ bott
- made in mississippi
- lydia bodnar balahutrak
- tim glover
- kelly moran
....I'm totally out of Indian Village rag paper to paint my gouaches on!!!!!!! I am combing the Internet trying to find something that...
I sit here in a comfy house with my chin in my hand....well, my hand is busy with the other one at this moment as I'm not a hunt and pec...
This has nothing to do with painting, except that it has been one of my subjects for the last 35 years. The painful subject is relationsh...
Paintings all off to the gallery. The studio echos. Well, sort of. Actually, there is a LOT of stuff in there. It is good to be producti...
I need to write again. This time about something that really matters. My mother is 2000 miles away, 90 in Feb, living alone, doing very we...
Well. Lots has transpired since I last posted. My mother died and thus endeth my monthly trips to California to look after her. She was 9...
Sunday morning. Mother's day. Everyone sweet. J had a little pile of something on the counter for me where I would find it. My walle...
Just saw Olivia Newton John on the bbc Graham Norton show. I have to spout. He is so funny, do love him. But. Much comment on how great...
We have been lucky with rain this summer....the trees live! No taking it for granted though. Only have to look northward to see drought a...
I go see the eye doc this morning. I don't want to go. The eyes are not what they used to be, baby. Some five years ago I had an attac...
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- Gail Siptak
- I am living and painting in the little town of Houston. A far way from my San Francisco beginnings. I paint what I see of the human condition, be it human, animal or object. The glimmer of humor, pathos, and spirit in so much of what I see is the basis of what I paint.
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