Saturday, March 7, 2009

. . . decorated my walls

Mary Ann at Blue Sky Dreaming wants to know what art is on our walls. Leslie at Textures Shapes Color says we are rich in art, if nothing else. And I needed something on my walls for when the realtor showed up to analyze my house.

This is just the beginning of a painting. It is probably in its third incarnation. Once I painted over it. Then that paint flaked off, so I sanded it all back down to the bottom layer. Then occasionally I would put some paint on it as it sat in the studio, taking up space. It's the only painting I still have that is already stretched and framed. And since it is destined to stay with me, I haven't done much to it, preferring rather to spend my art time making things that might sell. Kind of like the shoemaker's children go barefooted, or another irony like that.

I'm pretty sure that at some point this painting will be radically different than it is right now. There is only one layer of each color on this canvas. . . who knows how many more layers it will end up with. In the mean time, against the dark brown of the dining room walls, it's eye-catching if nothing else. But I wouldn't want anyone to get up close and personal with it.


Martha Marshall said...

I love this painting. I'll bet it's great up close too.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like this one and expecially like the one before. Wow, brown walls...I bet it has a dramatic effect and the art must pop! Thank you for the link!
Mary Ann

Leslie Avon Miller said...

It makes a great contemporary statement. What is the size? You are a fabulous artist!

Mary Buek said...

Thank you, Martha. The painting just needs some more work. It's not very textured right now. And I love texture.

Mary Ann: The brown walls are tempered with the white of the woodwork and the paneling under a chair rail. The room has an eastern exposure. Brown is so interesting. . . sometimes it looks purple in the sunlight.

Leslie, you flatter me. I estimate the size is about 36 x 36. I would have to go down to the studio to get a tape measure to check. And I'm lazy this morning.