Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 45- The flowers are not real (not that it matters)

Day 45- The flowers are not real(not that it matters)
6 x 8 inches, watercolor on Arches CP
 
L. and I are out early in the morning so she can catch her school bus. I remember being a child, and standing outside waiting too. I didn't enjoy leaving my comfy bed. I was determined to be grumpy, but a  deep sense of wellbeing from being awake outdoors so early, wouldn't let me wallow, much as I wanted to. I was happy in spite of myself.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 44- Here and there-

 
Day 44-  Here and there-
6 x 8 inches- watercolor on Arches CP
 
Not here nor there.
After the euphoric wave of moving has settled,
 I am holding on to
the tiny moments where everything is at it should be, even when it is clearly not true. 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 43- Keeping the balcony doors open-


                                                 Day 43- Keeping the balcony doors open
                                                  6 x 8 inches  watercolor on Arches CP


The air feels thicker. It's dense with smells, not always pleasant ones, with moisture, and heat. There is a jasmine bush in a yard near by, and it's scent is strong in the evenings. We burn coils for the mosquitoes. The balcony doors we mostly keep open, and for more coolness we use old fashioned fans because we prefer them.
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 42- At Lila's place

                                                              Day 42: At Lila's place ( in Athens)
                                                              6 x 8 inches, watercolor on Arches CP

Our rented place still feels like a rental. Regaining an identity here will take some work.

It's almost the end of September but summer has not left us. Sitting at the balcony doesn't get any cooler. The light is intense, and it's common practice to keep the shutters shut during the hottest hours of the day. We move from dark to sharp light, to dark, to light.



                                                                      

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Day 41- Open door

Day 41- Open door
mixed water media, 6 x 6 inches
 
 The house is empty, most of the moving work has been done, we can now rest for a couple of days. The door is open but we haven't crossed it yet.
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Day 40- N. at the cottage

Day 40- N. at the cottage
acrylics on 30 x 36 inches canvas
 
Yes, not a watercolor but an acrylic painting on canvas. It pushed me to ask myself more questions about how I want to continue with the larger acrylics.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Day 39- In the backyard

Day 39- In the backyard
watercolor 6 x 8 inches on Arches CP
 
In the backyard there is a small bird called Trury-Trury.
His alone are the new figs, and he tells us all about it.

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Day 38- His pets

Day 38- His pets
 5 x 7 inches watercolor
 
 
                                                                 And so we are.

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day 37- Small portrait of N. with blue t-shirt

Day 37- Small portrait of N. with blue t-shirt
watercolor-gouache- 6 x 6 inches
 
Some days, I know exactly what I am doing, and how, and when, and why. This little one was painted on one of those very rare days.