Friday, December 04, 2009
Roses - After Janet Rogers
I arrived home very late last night (long day) ... but as I was driving, this HUGE ORANGE BALL slowly emerged from the earth -- I almost drove off the road trying to get a better view of that incredible globe! The moon rise last night reminded me of a harvest moon - so large and orange and absolutely illuminating the sky and much of the earth beneath. All the way home I kept imagining how I would paint it ---
But, by the time I unpacked the car, fed the scrambling cats, brought in the mail, put on the wash, etc, etc, I had hit the wall and couldn't even finish painting the sketch I made over lunch yesterday.
So I'm posting this painting I did a few months ago. It's bsed on Janet Rogers unusual method of loosening up her flower paintings ... I have yet to master her technique - but I so love how she achieves such tones and freedom in her work.
This early morning it's dashing around helping my son with his pre-op requirements. And, one of my generous students gave me a deer last night, so I will be taking that to the butcher early this morning to cut into venison roasts, cube steak (my son's favorite) and sausage.
We've also discovered that one of our cats is gone ... Target, one of the larger males, seems to have disappeared. We've also had one of our neighbors move in the last three weeks. They were the original owners of my cat's mother, Boots, so we're hoping that perhaps they fell in love with Target's spots as much as we did and took him with them when they moved.
I hope today is a bit less busy and I can return to my art table. We're in for another storm tomorrow, with the tease of perhaps a few snowflakes ...
Have a great Friday!