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 and southeastward to see flood. And still we drive big cars and waste everything.
However. I'm back to speak to the project I'm wallowing in. (In which I'm wallowing). I am now well on with my trees/nature on arched window like wood. There will be twelve large ones at the end....for me recalling the books of hours that I have seen reproduced in books on medieval art. There is always that startling blue and some sort of reference to the common thread of man and nature. There will also be six of a half size, and another six or more of small ones maybe devoted to insects. I'm excited about this....I love to work in a theme, a thread and follow it along.
Hot in the studio of course. Mostly can only work in the mornings. And then there are still the monthly trips to Calif to see after my mom. But it's like concentrated orange juice. It works.
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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