Monday, December 03, 2007

Warm Winter


This is acrylic on canvas 80cm x 100cm, titled Warm Winter, mainly after a song (Kid Rock I think) on a CD I listened to while painting it. It's a kind of mythological painting, links in with my ideas about the earth, myths where beings descend into it, and what I think about mining companies cutting into it and disturbing what lies below the surface. That sounds rather complicated, doesn't it!? It is rather dark, in nature and appearance. The figures are from life drawing class, I liked the pose and it worked for me as I wanted the male figure to appear from behind the rocks, to greet the woman there, I'm quite sure he has devious plans to take her into the earth - it's sounding like Persephone...



3 comments:

Diane said...

Hi, I came across your blog when looking for a book by Brian Ryder, on abstract painting. I love your work and want to go back to some abstractions of my own. So looking at your work gets me enthused to work on some things, I wish I could find his book...other than at $100.00! I orderd one from Australia, but I guess they didn't have it as they recredited my account.
Good job, love what you do, do they sell there?

Sandra T said...

Hi Diane. I think selling comes down to the amount of work one's prepared to put into marketing. I've got several paintings going into an exhibition/art sale day after tomorrow, we're just getting set up so wish me luck! Thanks for your comments. Re books - tried abebooks.com?

Diane said...

Good luck, for sure. I am the Director of a Gallery here in Fort Collins and sales have been really slow this year, it seems that every year they have gone down a little instead of up. Our gallery is going into it's 28th year and we have a perfect location...we have done lots of advertising. I also show my work everywhere, I was in seven locations before Christmas. Good luck and I'll check ABEbooks. Thanks! Diane