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Monday, February 27, 2012

Work Notes : A Thing as Lovely as a Tree and the Moon

Gessoed substrate with moon element

Added element of tree form

"Solitude" by Marilyn Rea Nasky, 16 x 20" original oil near completion
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.~Eckhart Tolle
Moving ahead on my new series is such wonderful fun, full of surprises and happy accidents. I have discovered a substrate that is the most marvelous painting surface.  Of course, it requires a bit of effort to prepare, as discussed in my previous posts, but I think it is worth the work! Here are images of my progression from one element to a near complete painting.  The final layer is applied with oils which is absolute heaven.  The effect is a layering of crystalline colors that glow from the underpainting.  Images are of my progression to an almost finished piece.  Let me know what you think! With luck and the muse, I will show this series at the upcoming WEST Studio Tour at Austin ArtSpace Gallery.  I will post the finished paintings  on my website as they come into completion.
 Meanwhile, happy painting to all!  Cheer's to the process, and all that we as artists learn along the way!


  1. Absolutely stunning as always. I envy your knowledge and command of the media which enables you to create truly atmospheric and dreamy pieces. Good luck at the gallery.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. I had only just begun this series when we lost our beloved son, Evan Nathaniel Nasky, March 3, 2012. I quote from a requiem from " Lament for a son by Nicholas Wolterstroff...
    "Like a bird alone the desert
    or an owl in a ruined house
    I lie awake and I groan,
    like a sparrow lost on a roof
    Ashes are the bread I eat
    I mingle tears with my drink"
    Psalm 102
    I have not picked up a brush since the day of his death.