Beauty of Distraction

July 22, 2018 § 14 Comments

Puzzle2-pierrmorganIt’s been years since I worked a jigsaw puzzle. Every summer my sister and I would sit with a bowl of grapes (or m&m’s) and 1,000-piece puzzle and two rules: edge pieces linked first before any reward; then one grape (or m&m) per interior piece fit. We especially liked the challenge of a Big Ben puzzle farm scene; red barn in the distance with dark and darker furrowed earth coming toward us. Every piece had two or three straight sides. To my seven-year-old-self, it seemed we worked that puzzle for years. I loved every minute.Puzzle

One of my favorite sites on Etsy is GENINNE’SWhen I learned that her painting “Narangas” had been made into a jigsaw puzzle I had to have it: GALISONYou see I’ve made good progress since its arrival a couple days ago…even without grapes (or m&m’s). These days the satisfaction of a piece well fit is its own reward.

Have a beautiful week! xo Pierr

 

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3 More Plein Air Post Cards

July 6, 2018 § 10 Comments

Archival photos from Halls Hill Lookout – Bainbridge Island, WA, 2013

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My favorite part is taking off the tape!PleinAir-pierrmorgan5PleinAir-pierrmorgan6

 

Plein Air Post Cards

June 29, 2018 § 10 Comments

Revisiting the archives, charting Plein Air days, hoping to get outside again with my paints and document my new surroundings. My dear art friend Lynnette took this photo of me on Bainbridge Island, 2013…

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Plein Air  – 4 x 6″ post cards – acrylics – 2013

With Sprinkles

June 22, 2018 § 5 Comments

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Fun Art Collaboration

June 15, 2018 § 2 Comments

In a couple more months I’ll be sharing the results of work on the big painting commission I mention in the recent WordPress Photo Challenge:  PLACE IN THE WORLD

Last weekend I collaborated with my multi-talented friend, Annie –  WordPress blog:   CURIOUS MIND GARDEN

Annie recently took an online poetry class. The final project required collaboration with another artist. She wrote a poem from SUNDAY BRUNCH  – a gouache painting in my website Gallery – and I made the following painting from one of her new poems:  “Self Portrait as Plate Spinner”PlateSpinner2-pierrmorgan

It’s 8 x 10″, using gouache (“goowash”, an opaque watercolor) & Prismacolor pencils. I work things out in stages on tracing paper – first pencil, then committing to the lines by inking over them with a Micron pen – transferring images to the final paper using a light table, so I’m not having to sketch over and over and erase directly on the final paper.PlateSpinner4-pierrmorganPlateSpinner-final-pierrmorgan2

Ta-da!

Have a great weekend and week ahead…involving a collaboration?!  ~ Pierr

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

April 26, 2018 § 10 Comments

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Hey look! It’s Pete and Repeat (from April 7) still practicing the fine art of slow motion Jedi Knight vs. Darth Vader combat in their photo of LINES !!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

March 8, 2018 § 15 Comments

Give us scissors, recycled magazines, glue, paper, pencils, and we will tell you our stories.WPC-story1WPC-story2WPC-Story3WPC-Story4WPC-Story5WPC-Story6WPC-Story7WPC-Story8

Celebrate Young Authors around the world of STORY

xo Pierr

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