Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The measure of a heart...



Measure of a heart - 10 x 10 acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

This painting is a good example of perseverence. I started this with one series of colors, which I hated, and had to keep painting over (and over) until I could live with it, and then, eventually, I actually liked it. This often happens when I push out of my red/green/gold comfort zone and try new colors. They don't come as easily to me, so there's more trial an error. But that lends a depth to this piece that I really like...and you'd all be able to appreciate it more if I wasn't such a lousy photographer... which I would not be if I could muster the slightest interest in opening the manual to my now three-year old digital camera. Which I can't seem to muster. It just makes my head hurt.

Speaking of which, I have to call my mortgage company...again. That's a story for another day...righting so many wrongs this year!

5 comments:

Carmen said...

This piece is gorgeous! Love the texture once again!

Robyn said...

It is different to your others but the more I look at it the more I love it. Love the layers...makes me think of an ancient palimpsest.
You are glowing in the photo in the sidebar. Looking good, Kerri!

Marilyn Rock said...

I like this color combo Kerri. The texture really makes me look way inside the piece. Just love the way you're pumpin' these out! I'm SO proud of you for jumping into the larger canvas!!! Awesome! I will look forward to the mortgage story when you are ready. xxoo

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

Oh the depth of yummy pastel colors is breathtaking. You are wonderful at putting your heart into your art. ;o)

Liz Ness said...

Thanks for sharing your heart(s) with us Keri! Also, HUGS for you for your niece and the mortgage company issue! Take care, my friend...

=)