Monday, January 12, 2009


Am feeling better today, but not quite up to an actual oil painting, no matter how small. So I thought to ease back into the studio, I'd just mess around with some abstraction in pastels. I'm always so amazed by how much time has passed. I mess around with a couple of abstracts, and assume maybe an hour has gone by, and it's more like 2 or 3 hours. This is true for me in art in general, but perhaps even more so with abstracts...perhaps the mind really does work differently when doing things with "pure" abstraction than with forms of realism.  Just a hypothesis.

Reflection is the title because it reminded me of a watery reflection, and also because for whatever reason(s), I've been doing a lot of it lately.

(As always, the photo doesn't do it justice...the reddish color is more red in real life, less orange, and the painting has more vibrancy.)

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Anonymous said...

Wonder why the artist is reflective. 'Coz of cold?

Carol Horzempa said...

Thank you for stopping by my new blog and your kind words. I love all your work, especially your 2 still life flower paintings.

Annie Salness said...

Hi Jala,
I'm so glad you visited my blog so I could find yours! I love your work and will be stopping by regularly to see what you're doing. Thank you for your kind comments.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I hope you're all better soon - I think many of us have been 'laid low' recently! And I love how you decided to work with pastels. Rest. It's OK. (Or just hang out and play with the pastels more - it looks good!)