Thursday, January 14, 2010

More small blessings-

Trying to remember to use the camera.
Because the days have been so focused on my small watercolors.



There are four or five unfinished acrylics siting here and there in the studio. The watercolors are actually helping me see the unfinshed works with fresh eyes.




These here are obviously alot more abstracted which is a bit of a relief from all the story-telling. The nice thing is too that I can experiment and play with this small size and the watercolors. What I miss is the intense color and the brilliance I can achieve with acrylics and medium. But then there is also something to be said for subtlety and soft-spoken, little watercolors...
My dear friend K. asked exasperated the other day, :'how can you stay cheerul ?' I was thinking about it and tomorrow when I see her I will tell her that it's because I try to focus on the things I can do-
And I hug you-




17 comments:

Gloria said...

So glad to have discovered you through Golly Bard's Drawing Room. I really love your spare use of line in your figure drawings juxtaposed with the fresh color.

holly aka golly said...

These are stunning Annamaria!

notamax said...

unfinished?
are awesome.

ELK said...
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red . or . gray . said...

try to focus on things i can do.yes!

Claire said...

I really like the colour palatte you've used - it's very 1920's don't you think?

Laura said...

beautiful! and you are wise about your advise to your friend...thanks annamaria!

caramela said...

Thank you so much dear friends for coming by and writing sweet comments!
Annamaria xx

Iris Schwarz / Paulette Edition said...

Beautiful Annamaria - love the colors!

Woollywotnots said...

Lovely work as always, Annamaria! Great to be back browsing your blog. Happy New Year to you! : )

at swim-two-birds said...

beautiful! love the colors too :)

gretchenmist said...

and the things that provide immense satisfaction and natural involvement!
{ie the things u are good at!}
i love these pieces :)

caramelcaramelo said...

love your watercolors and the acrylic one with the child. thanks for your visit and kind words. i am touched. hugs, kenza

caramela said...

Thank you all so much- I am so delighted with your sweet words!
Annamaria xx

Jane O Sullivan said...

yes !
I LIKE it ...great attitude annamaria :)
I am loving these watercolours .. I feel a little paul klee sonia delaueney (?) dialogue going on ...mostly I feel calm looking at them

Gloria said...

Annamaria -- I'm liking these three paintings very much!-- The compositions and the palettes. The three of them are lovely together. Thanks for creating and posting them.

Dawn said...

Hi! I just came across your blog through one of my cousins' posts....you have quite the talent!I love these works you posted here...

Looking forward to seeing more of what you do:)
happy day to you...
dawn:)
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