Monday, May 9, 2011

Ta-dah!

48 x 48 panel prepared for pastel with gesso, acrylic, pumice

Yes! The panel is done and ready for something wonderful to happen. Hooray! What you see in the photo is the panel with no pastel on it, but since I took the photo it now has an initial drawing on it and a light layer of pastel. More to come!

And, exciting news to report! Last Saturday I was invited to a meeting of the Portland Women in Abstract Media group (PDX-WAM for short). They are a wonderful group of interesting women who are passionate about art and life and creating and I loved seeing their work (for critique) and hearing their comments about my work. Today I was invited to join their group! Hooray!

It is thrilling to me to continue to discover art and its many facets. The more I learn about art, the more I want to learn. And, the more I realize I have yet to learn. When I think about it, I think that art has a long future.

I'm sure that this cellist took a while before he discovered these many facets of playing his instrument. And, so it is for me with art. I love landscape. And representational work. And figures. And abstractions. Pastel. Watercolor. Oil. Much more to discover ahead. Life is good!

9 comments:

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

congrats on your invitation to join the abstract group! also congrats for getting down on your hands and knees to polish your studio floor!! WOW! my floor just gets re-painted-a lot-in different colours-everyday-everywhere

can't wait to see the progression on your new surface-love the under-painting - full of promise

SamArtDog said...

Congrats on joining the abstracts. They're lucky to have you.
Thanks for the continuing panel prep.
Quite the grand cello!

Cindy Michaud said...

I agree: I only hope I live long enough to tackle even half of what i want to try in the world of art. Enjoy your new group...keep us up to date on the large panel...

Celeste Bergin said...

can't wait to see what you do with that big panel! I'm tuned in to see the next stage. :)

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Jan: thanks for the congrats. Abstraction interests me and it's great to talk to experienced painters. About getting down to polish the floor ... it's always easier getting down than it is getting up!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam: the cello piece was amazing. It reminded me of my grandfather, back in the 50s with his reel-to-reel tape recorder. He over-dubbed himself playing 10 different instruments. A precious recording, for sure.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Cindy: you and me both about living long enough to experiment and experience all we want to with art. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Celeste. I'll keep you posted on the progress of the big panel!

Suzanne said...

Amazing to hear how the cellist created his whole orchestra with percussion(and technology)by himself with his one cello. Yet the music again describes your art. A variety of mediums and different approaches and a pleasure to find down each exploring road.