Friday, December 19, 2008
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Hi. I've been a bit delinquent, but honestly, I think some caped crusader came in and stole the entire last week from me. I remember being busy, and eating some really great cheese, and watching one spectacular sunset while I jogged the ridge of Capitol Hill (my neighborhood here in Seattle), but other than that, I really don't know what happened.
Posted by UmberDove at 10:27 AM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I tell myself that I am a morning person. And I DO love waking before the rest of the world, when the sunlight is watery and the birds are just beginning to shuffle about. I love the ridiculous productivity that can happen before 10:00 am, the feeling of actually wanting lunch at noon (rather than around 4:00, which is when I usually tear myself away to eat) and feeling that the day has been full by the time the sun sets.
Posted by UmberDove at 10:31 AM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
So I know I've been on a bit of a kick with the videos so please forgive me (I plan on blaming it on my mother - she likes them because she gets to see me in action precious little - I love you Mum!). BUT I was just starting a new painting in the studio yesterday and thought it might be interesting to record just how I attack (in the outpouring of creative energy) the canvas on day one.
The working (a.k.a. unofficial) title of this painting is "The Rainfall." The last, larger painting, "The Inheritance" is still coming along but I had an experience this past weekend that had stuck in my head on repeat and I knew I need to get it down on canvas. I feel pretty clear about the direction of the painting, but as they all go, there are many more layers to be put down, many more hours to spend with it, and many long meditative looks to give it. The process in this video will be repeated (entirely) in about 48 hours, scraping and blending to create a ground of pure mottled color seamlessly flowing upon which to begin the "real" painting.
Posted by UmberDove at 8:26 AM