Monday, October 22, 2007

Paint what you love...


I am forever fascinated with how other artists and successful people find their way, when they finally know they are doing what they were meant to do. I suppose this is because I feel like I've not quite answered that question for myself yet. I still tend to flit from one artistic medium to the next.
The stories are many and varied, but the common thread always seems to be "do what you know" or "do what you love" or "do what comes naturally" or "tell your true story." For that reason, I am really quite pleased with this painting. -- A woman and her wine. Now that's something I know. Really. I loved making this painting - the bold colors, the glass in hand - I almost resorted to using a collage hand rather than trying to paint one, but it's not too claw-like - she's got the correct number of fingers and a good grip on her glass, which is important. You won't find any spilled wine in my paintings (oh, the tragedy!!)

5 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

WOWSER Kerri! I'm lovin' this one!! The expression on her face is priceless and so enjoying her wine :) The colors are rich and complimentary - I just love this! You are really magical!!

DEW said...

Now we're talking! We need cheery and here she is. You just needed to mix in a little (or perhaps a lot) of alcohol with your paints ;). Love it - but then you know me and my happy colors! The hair and the fabric is fab! She looks like she is saying - just shut up, I'm drinking here! XOX

Nancy Bea said...

Wonderful! I can tell you are having fun! And you're communicating that feeling to others. That's the main thing.

Your work should be in praise of what you love.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patti G. said...

Kerri,your new pieces here are beautiful!! I love the colors and the FEEL they bring looking at them! Awesome girl!
Hugs,Patti

Liz Ness said...

Oh boy, do I know what you mean about flitting. My sister says it's because I'm a Gemini. I think it has to do with being ambidextrous. I feel happy engineering stuff and happy creating arty things. I'm a numbers girl and a paint lover. Oh, and I like to draw but haven't for a looooooooong time.

I've decided it's who I am; that my voice has a huge range (not always great, but my voice). So I guess what ever it is, it's okay. Yup, it's the Gemini thing.