July 22, 2018 § 14 Comments
It’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.
One of my favorite sites on Etsy is GENINNE’S. When I learned that her painting “Narangas” had been made into a jigsaw puzzle I had to have it: GALISON. You 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
July 6, 2018 § 10 Comments
Archival photos from Halls Hill Lookout – Bainbridge Island, WA, 2013
My favorite part is taking off the tape!
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…
Plein Air – 4 x 6″ post cards – acrylics – 2013
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”
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.
Have a great weekend and week ahead…involving a collaboration?! ~ Pierr