"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

1.25.2012

smelly painting



the light is fading, i will take a better photo tomorrow

usually this is an under-painting

i usually continue on to add layers of paint which leave bits and pieces of the stenciling peeking through

but i think i may leave this. may go back and outline some, maybe add a few words, but i think i like the feel of this

i cannot explain why i am so drawn to this busy, graphic, graffiti, messy, explosion of color...

this is hanging outside, front door open and fan going in the studio...

sprayed in my studio

should have sprayed outside

with a mask

feeling kind of gross right now


12 comments:

Nancy said...

Mar, This is a big one and I love it...I really like it in this stage too without all the over work....I love the other ones but I like this too.....the colors are so crisp and bright and happy...definitely reminds me of you.....and your happy personality and big smile.

I am so glad to see you painting again....I miss it when I don't see your awesome work shining on your blog....

Love you girlfriend....

Bren said...

Fantastic piece Mar! Who can explain why we like a certain effect, but we do, it' ours so celebrate it. It's your distinctive style and I love it. Watch those fumes!

S. Etole said...

I like the men running across the bottom.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love your explosions of color,
Mary,
and wish you loads of fresh air
as you recover
from your creative bursts:)
Bold and beautiful!
-Jen

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh this is fantastic! Love the bold graphics and colors. Most of the time our house smells like paint or varnish too! lol

Ansley said...

Looks wonderful and finished to me. I love this one and I love the front and center handprints like you just leaned up against the painting to get a closer look. Beautiful!!

Island Buzzy said...

Hi Mary,

Looks like the new year is being good for you. I agree, I really like the bold graphic look of this piece. Maybe this is my own issue, but it reminds me of when I am around my teenage grand kids or our church youth group, lots of life and color and a huge future before them! Take care, sweet lady!

Aloha,

Connie

Lisa D. said...

I adore all the colors!

Martha Lever said...

Fabulous, Mar!!! You should have your own gallery show! People would love to see all your pieces hanging together in a gallery! So get yourself a portfolio together and head on down to the nearest art gallery!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I love your explosion of color...they scream "Life"

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Whenever I look at your paintings I have this wild urge to let loose and paint....This is such a freedom in what you do..

Poetic Artist said...

Your pieces are always full of color..I reminds me to stop running and rest the Lord is always in control.