Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Post for January - Time Flies

        Not only does time fly, my fire painting has objects soaring from the house, belongings/lives disappearing to dumpsters, things coming unscrewed.  Just last night I was needing my camera to photograph the paintings for a show and I realized my two digital cameras got lost in the fire. I am amazed I got out of 48 Stults Road with my purse which I sometimes search for.

        HouseFire1 and HouseFire2 will eventually have more pointed names. They may not be art but were therapeutic. When distressed by the bad things, I discovered drawing/painting helped. I stole from Medieval paintings and El Greco to express. They still aren't finished but I love them. Little jewels for me. I hinted at the angels and the grace we experienced amid the unpleasant.

        The fire paintings are 14" x 11", oils, Winsor Newton Griffin Alkyds. I used Gamsol for my thinner and Galkyd Lite for my medium. No smell in my temporary 4 x 6 foot studio. Fast drying all. Alkyds are a genuine oil color made with pigments that are modified with alkyd resin. They can be mixed with traditional oils and thinned with usual solvents. They dry to the touch in 18 to 24 hours and can usually be varnished in 30 days. Blick art store says the colors remain workable for 4 - 8 hours and dry at the same rate to a uniform semi-gloss finish. I love alkyd oil paints which I have used for years! Click to enlarge.






16 comments:

  1. Linda, your paintings certainly depict the feelings you had when you escaped only to watch the fire at your house and then stay at a motel while the house was/is being repaired. So hope that some of your earlier paintings also escaped serious damage in the fire - smoke damage, but still intact.

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  2. Linda this is an excellent post! Though I've seen photos in emails of your fire paintings, I love seeing them again. How wise you are to get back to painting as soon as you did! What great therapy art can provide!

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  3. POWERFUL, both of them! Your talent and creativity is better than ever !!!
    DJ

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  4. The fire painting are breath-taking. Disaster into art, fine art. We never stop missing the things we love and lose, but you are proof indeed that we can go on. (And keeping posting every month is inspiration indeed!)

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  5. Paula Brown: Wonderful, heartfelt full of feeling and great color!

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  6. Ida Swearingen: You tread an amazing line between abstraction and representation which leads you to produce something wonderful.

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  7. Wendy Webster Keleher: You are an amazing gifted...expressionist...

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  8. Lanelle Taylor: Makes me want to hold hands! PawPaw

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  9. Sarah Freiberg Ellison: Amazing --good coming from bad

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  10. Good therapy. Very interesting,too.
    NM

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  11. again from Facebook: Andee SoRelle DeRouen: Beautiful in their depiction of loss and destruction. They may have been therapeutic but they are also wonderful art

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  12. Carol Harrison: How wonderful that you could use such a traumatic event as fuel for these expressive paintings. They are very powerful!

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  13. Hi Linda, I can't imagine what you went thru. Your paintings are amazing. What a great way to deal with all your emotions.

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    1. Loved that wedding quilt of yours!!! Amazing.

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  14. Like a week-old macaroon, you are one tough cookie, Linda. Wonderful art work and interesting to learn about the materials you use. I can photograph artwork if you need it, or lend you a digital camera. -Ellen

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