May 29 2011
Poppies wont keep still
Posted by Cindy Mawle at 06:58 0 Comments
I have attempted a few times lately to paint the poppies that are at the side of my house but the breeze keeps moving them and I have about given up. I don't wish to paint them from a photo, because I want to really capture the live essence of them. So today I gave up and just wrote about them instead:
I STRUGGLE WITH A SENSE OF AWE AND SADNESS, VISUALLY ABSORBING THE FLEETING BURST OF BRILLIANT ORANGE...KNOWING THAT TOMORROW THE POPPIES WILL HAVE PASSED THEIR VIBRANT PRIME AND IN A RITUAL PERFECTED BY TIME, WILL RELEASE THEIR VITAL BUT GRAYING PETALS TO THE SIDEWALK BELOW....
May 27 2011
Working through negative energy
Posted by Cindy Mawle at 03:46 0 Comments
Recently I had something happen that really irked me and lodged itself under my skin. I struggled with what to do about it, from let it go, to set the record straight. So I followed the ego driven "set the record straight" and blogged about it. I am not one of these people that can just let things go "right away". I wish I was, but it is something I have difficulty doing. Notice I say "not right away". My way of working through those niggley things is to either write about it or get painting. I find I can come up with some great paintings while tossing the negatives back and forth in my brain in an attempt to place them in the "let go" file. It's an interesting process, but it is a way for me to turn negative but passionate energy into brushstrokes and breakthroughs. So this is exactly what I have done. Now I feel lighter and have managed to let it go. Many famous paintings over the years have been created during emotional "stress" of one degree or another. It is nothing new.
So there ya go, I get ticked off and I paint it out. Oh yeah, and I deleted my blog post. It all seems so trivial now. And thanks anonymous for your comment, whoever you are. You said something I already knew but your words helped to open the cage door to let the beast go!!!
I don't think there is anything symbolic in the seagulls….but then again they are very good at cleaning up garbage off the beach!
May 22 2011
All Cleaned up and re organized
Posted by Cindy Mawle at 11:08 0 Comments
I feel so much better! I have cleaned up and re-organized my website studios. I "virtually threw out" a bunch of paintings that have been on the site for awhile and have added some of my new works. I still have the "removed" works in my studio of course, as they are still worthy paintings.
The following painting that I added today, was one that I could'nt resolve over a year ago and had put it in the closet temporarily "out of my life". Some paintings I know to paint over, but others I intuitively feel that later on I will know just what they need, as in this case. I added texture, deep orange reds, copper leaf, and gold and copper powder pigment. Voila!
Corinne, you may recognize this design as the larger version of the "tree line" you purchased from my 100 painting escapade! The same, but very different...
May 15 2011
Halfway thru May already
Posted by Cindy Mawle at 09:22 0 Comments
I am not sure what is going on with me lately. Maybe it is the added pressure of having my own studio now. But I cannot seem to focus on any one style. I am having breakthru after breakthru each time thinking that this is it, THIS IS MY STYLE! Just to find that I cannot stick with it because of the pressure. I would really like to put together a cohesive body of work but I have almost given up on that. I am trying to figure out what I really want out of my creative abilities. I need to stop listening to everyone and stop attempting to analyze what everyone wants, and start painting from my heart. Maybe its just spring. I probably just need to get ankle deep in some good mother earth soil, plant my vegetables and just not take it all so seriously.
Hopefully I will have time to post my latest work soon here on this webpage but I just dont seem to have the time these days.
I am working on putting paypal buttons onto this site, and am going to a complete overhaul of my online studios.
I will be baacckkkk!!!