|Geese and Downy Pillows|
oil on canvas 11 x 14 inch
I am so happy this one is finished. It was a little more involved than the alpacas and the cows. As I look at this I can see that the Arkansas River in Kansas inspired this. I took many walks along that river. People complain about the mess that geese leave everywhere and it's true it can be a big fat mess, but it always washes away with the rain eventually.
Lately I have been really enjoying John Dalton's podcast Gently Does It. The interviews are often very informative and inspiring. You can see a list of all his episodes here. I was excited to see so many artists on there that I have admired and followed for years...Andrea Kowch, Brad Kunkle, Katie O'Hagan, Zoey Frank, David Kassan and Ali Cavanaugh. All of them are realist painters which I have always been facinated with even though I have no desire to paint realistically. I really enjoyed learning about Jane Filer and looking at her fun, colorful, intuitive style..what an inspiring human being she is, so much joyful energy. Now I want to attend one of her openings and dance around in one of her heads!
This week I watched the documentary called Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray. She paved some new ground as an artist and was really up against some odds. I thought her story was very moving. Here's the trailer. I rented mine on Amazon, but it may be available elsewhere.
Have a great week.