Thursday, June 05, 2008

A Couple of Paintings

My neighbor was throwing out some particle board. I believe it's subflooring. I got it and painted it. I call it "Be Still and Know." It's pretty big, but exactly how big I'm not sure since as I was measuring it, my measuring tape jumped inside its little plastic box and got all wound up. I think it was about 24"x16". It's very heavy. I have to get some wire attached to it for hanging. I liked the way this piece took the paint so I went back and grabbed the other piece she was throwing away. It's tall and thin. I haven't decided what to put on it yet.

This one is on canvas board. I did a painting a while back and I liked it but it never felt finished. Yesterday I decided to paint this woman on it, but after I got her painted, I no longer liked the background so I ended up changing it entirely. If I'd known I was going to do that, I would have just done a whole new painting on something else but that's ok. I like this one better anyway.

I've been working on my yard, planting some flowers and generally cleaning up. It is suddenly summer!

I hope everyone is having a good week.


MissKoolAid said...

Beautiful paintings! I like to paint on different surfaces. It's fun to see how different things take the paint.


DMG said...

These are both wonderful! I especially like the one on particle board. It's very haunting.


Janet said...

I like both these paintings....the faces are so cool. And I love that you're using things that would otherwise have ended up in the trash! That's my kind of recycling.

gma said...

Awesome recycled art. I like using found things in art too. You have been doing so much lately.
sending love

KaiBlue said...

Aloha Lisa,
Thank you for recycling, creating something beautiful and saving the earth.. :)
you art is stunning, I love the blue face!!
Peace, Kai xx

Mrs.Kwitty said...

It's always a good thing when you find a new material for your art--especially if it's free!! lol love the face, it's an eye-grabber!
Smiles, Karen

Pam Aries said...

Woo hoo Girl! Good for you for recycling! ... I love them. I found a huge antique gypsy trunk that someone threw away! you should have seen me tugging it home...I was walking the 2 hounds at the time too.

Giggles said...

Beautiful. I love how they fill the whole canvas! Very rich looking!

Hugs Giggles

Anonymous said...

Wonderful works Froggy! I know that you name isn't Froggy but I just can't help but call ya that. Right when I met you my father was in "Frog and Toad". I think that's very neat. :) Anyway, outstanding post!I LOVE the paintings!

Anonymous said...

She's oh so unique, and calm. I feel she's strong..she knows herself..she knows she's Grace. To me..she's the essence of a spirit doll...on canvas. She looks like she could walk off the page and sit with me a while.
Thank you for painting this living blessings! And I thank God for you in my life.. you are indeed the gift that keeps on giving.
I love you girl...and look forward to meeting in person someday... at our retreat centers, yours...then mine lol!!..