Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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Red Oak Winter, original 36 x 48 x 2.5" acrylic on canvas, sold
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My painting Agave Forest II, from my Agave Series is pictured in the 7/16/2012 edition of luxe. interiors + design ad for Hill Design + Gallery! All originals are on view and available for collection from Hill Design + Gallery. These images are fabulous at a large size. They are positively luminous on metal.
Monday, February 27, 2012
|Gessoed substrate with moon element|
|Added element of tree form|
|"Solitude" by Marilyn Rea Nasky, 16 x 20" original oil near completion|
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
|"Moon Mistress" under painting on Ampersand board with gesso|
|Sketch on board applied with white charcoal|
Monday, February 20, 2012
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.-Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician
|"Solitude" 16 x 20" Acrylic under painting on board|
Most days I am OK with the solitude necessary to being a visual artist. Other days, like today, I have to force myself to face it. I have to will myself to accept it. I want to go out and do anything but be alone in my studio all day. It takes everything I have to stay in and paint. I wonder how I have ever done this...and why.
Then I begin. Once engaged in the process, the weight of solitude shifts, the muse settles in for the time being and I sense how amazingly odd it is to pull something from my soul and set it out on canvas. For the time being, I am not alone.
Today I continued work on my new series of tree and moon images. I had painted over the "moons" which I had previously mono printed onto the substrates. I used four Chroma Interactive acrylic pigments for this step. I love the versatility of this product. If you don't like it you can reactivate or remove the pigments. My final step will be to paint a layer of oils over the acrylic under painting. I'll post the final paintings on my website. I am going out now. Enough solitude already!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. -Pablo Picasso
born Pablo Ruiz Picasso - Malaga, Spain - 25th of October, 1881 / Died - April 8, 1973
As promised, I am making note of my ongoing process for the 20 + new paintings that are about trees and now trees with the moon behind them, above them, or reflected in water below. This is the influence of the last Full Snow Moon which rose on my daughter's birthday and has been visiting my artist's mind ever since. Yesterday it was a grey and rainy day here in Central TX: great to see and feel after the extreme drought of the previous summer. Perfect weather for studio work! As I was working on applying gesso to 6, 24 x 24 x 1.25 canvases, I opened a new jar of gesso and pulled off the liner. I accidentally dropped it and when I picked it up I saw a perfect moon like impression left by the monoprint of gesso stuck to the liner. You see the results of this happy accident! Next step is to sand the moon image back to a "ghost" with my favorite new tool. I love to see the work as it starts to take on a life of it's own. Monoprinting the moon image into the work had never occurred to me until the muse stopped by studio yesterday. This is why artists must stay in process.