Friday, July 16, 2010

Peace and Calm

















Just a quick post before I head to the studio to keep painting on these small paintings. One of the joys (and there are many) of spending this summer painting is that I have been able to work on a number of different series, plus return to old, unfinished work (like in the previous post). I am not a fast painter, so having this time is a treasure. These paintings are primarily small--lots of 6x6's, some 6x12's and a few larger. Eventually I think there will be some larger paintings. They are a part of these paintings--



















The colors--muted teals, purples, pinks-- and the subjects, flowers and birds, are lending a sense of peace and calm to me. I'm sure my blood pressure drops a few points every time I'm painting them. And I'm hoping those feelings will be transferred to the viewer as well.

I would also like to introduce you to my new studio mascot pictured below. He sits quietly atop a Sobe water bottle and encourages me to paint in peace and calm. He's quite regal don't you think? What should I call him?



















Anyways, I'm off to the studio. It's good that I'm being so productive, cause I'm gearing up for some shows in August...I'll fill you in soon!

5 comments:

Creative Carmelina said...

Hi Risa! this is too funny! i just posted about a little studio birdie of my own...and i've named her! come by and have a peek! you know what they say about great minds..!!!!!

you should give him a name...like Lincoln! or Mr. Plumeberry!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Anonymous said...

I love your bird paintings. They definitely exude a sense of peace. Love your mascot. Hmmm...I'll have to think about name suggestions. I do think painting reduces blood pressure--isn't it amazing how that happens? Have a happy painting weekend! XOXO Carrie Schmitt at www.carrieschmitt.blogspot.com

Johwey Redington said...

I love the birds. There is definitely a sense of calmness.

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Great production. These look like so much fun and summery, too!

carol gourley said...

Risa I love your colours, your birds, and your ambition.

It's inspiring.

Your birdie is adorable, what a nice addition to a studio. I'll have to get myself a mascot too!
Great idea.