I won’t bore folks with literally watching paint dry, but the bright sunshine and happy temperament of our new place has provided inspiration to work. Yesterday was such a productive day , for that I am grateful.
“And the Old Gods Were Pleased” in progress
I won’t indulge in a studio play by play, but I’m happy, at last, to experience some degree of contentment .
(Now I must secure a printmaking facility.)
The pets are as thrilled as their companion, difficult to make out but there is a wee little cat and chihuahua on the couch and the ever present studio pugs at its foot. All pleased as punch.
Until next time,
8 thoughts on “day II”
It’s looking really good! And I wish you good luck with finding a new print studio. That’s too bad that the old one is so far away, but I am sure you’ll figure out something.
the effects of this new home are wonderful! i love this composition, and the colors are really coming in fabulously..i love the body of the tree…
good luck with printmaking!
I meant to comment on your post yesterday, but was still feeling the effects of my mother-in-law’s visit this past weekend, which was emotionally exhausting on many levels–I couldn’t even string a sentence together. Anyway, WOW. I adore this painting already, especially as it rewrites, as you said, the tired old misogynistic myths that have done us all so much damage. It is stunning, and so appropriate that it is larger than life. Look at those roots! Yes, I think the Old Gods wanted us to know, to have a twisting and pliant, synaptic knowledge of things stretching like roots or mycelia—-those new upstart gods were the ones who wanted to separate, put things in cages and categories, banish people from gardens or chain them to cliffs for wanting to know.
Looking at this is a beautiful balm to my very difficult weekend. Please keep updating us. Much love, claire
Wow, may I quote you on that!
Your “getting” it means the world to me.
Gratitude and love to you,
oh, that’s a fantastic reading…i love the idea of the “twisting, pliant, synaptic” knowledge versus categories and boxes. perfect, perfect…
Dear Zoe, You would just love my wonderful friend Claire, you must follow her blog, Little Dragon Face, this recent post is just one example of her insight and clarity. Having her as a friend is one of my greatest blessings. This is the most recent post http://clairebarbetti.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/the-moment-of-grace/
PLUS she is as mad for Varo as you are 🙂
Looking great, Leonard. Joy must be coursing through your creative veins. How fantastic. Your place looks lovely!
Thank you Clive, the gods have been kind to me, this place has brought me incredible joy, so happy to be home.