Sunday, November 1, 2009

. . .splashed paint around




I hope everyone had a peaceful and treat-filled Halloween. I ran out of candy and goodies very early; that probably had something to do with Betsy and Joe helping me hand out the treats. Fistfuls in every bag. Joey freaked out over a medium-sized skeleton appearing out of the darkness and was very worried after that when the doorbell rang. He swore he would not be scared next year and that he would throw hedgeballs at scary things. We watched as Andy and Stephanie carved a cool pumpkin and and Betsy and Joe poked wooden kebob skewers all over it, just for something different. Nora did what babies do: slept, pooped, jabbered and cried.


The painting above just happened. I wanted to use the last bit of canvas off a roll, so it's kind of long and skinny. I actually rather like the results of my messing around. It amazes me how a few black marks can really make a difference. This is the last of the latest round of paintings on canvas. I have spent the past week working on small pieces on panels of wood (in some cases, chunks of wood) for my etsy shop. I've been having fun. . .

6 comments:

Miki Willa said...

I love this piece! What are the dimensions? The colors and lines are incredible. Wow! My words are not enough to describe the wonder I feel with this painting.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Oh Mary. I love, love, love this painting! Orange and black in a neutral background, with a touch of blue with squares and rectangles is just divine in my humble opinion. I would be energized every time I looked at this painting. Color is your strong point. You really know how to use it well. You are one fabulous painter! And what a great size - an exaggerated rectangle. The nice thing is that it would fit on the wall in places where other pieces would not. Well, I could go on and on, but when you need someone to write about your work for an exhibition, just ask me.

Anonymous said...

Hi - love your pieces. Can't find a link to your etsy shop anywhere though - what is the url? Thanks.

Jeane said...

mmmm, I love the lower right corner - yummy :)

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Mary, contact me please.

Mary Buek said...

Thank you, Miki. That's quite a compliment. The piece is 20x40".

Leslie: Oh, my goodness, flattery will get you everything. How about writing my description for Match.com?

Anon: My etsy shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/thepaintedsurface, but there's nothing on it right now. My goal is to have a bunch of stuff on it my the end of the week.

Jeanne: Me, too. Thanks so much.