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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Abstractions, Seascape Painting, and a Quilted Fiber Gift

Sometimes within the chaos, churning, and turnings of our lives, messages emerge from the deep ready to be received...
"Messages from the Deep" #1, a series - copyright Delorse Lovelady
Abstractions
Happily, I have been painting regularly again and must have a dozen or so abstractions finished or in process since Oct. All in acrylic, mixed media, a new direction for me, as I have been doing watercolors for years. Such different properties of the paint and how it can be used... I see lots more experimenting with texture and, of course, color, and have several series in mind to pursue while I experiment with the acrylics and mixed media.... Of course, I won't abandon watercolor totally, as I always like to play with a variety of media.

Although I've done a few abstractions here or there, this too is fairly new territory for me, and exciting to explore. Abstraction fits with my view that there is much that is ambiguous in the world, not what it seems, not totally definable. And that is the subject of the painting above. Another seascape, I love to paint them, but a different quality than the watercolors of the past (look at the one in my sidebar!).... I entered two paintings this week in a local show, and am in the process of preparing six more for the annual small works and miniature show I participate in.

A Quilted Gift
A friend in one of my sewing circles learned she has cancer, and thankfully her news about recovery is very good. Another friend Sharon, thought up this quilt project and sewed together the quilt squares that we all made for her as a comfort gift. I thought it came out lovely and it was much appreciated.

9 comments:

JonesMoore said...

Wonderful abstract work! You've got something there...

HeartFire said...

Thanks for the encouragement Lisa!

Carole Baker said...

Delores, I'm so glad you came to my blog and I found out you have blog. I'm enjoying seeing your work (I like it a lot) and will spend a lot of time here catching up when I have time.

HeartFire said...

Carole,
Unfortunately, I kind of lost track of you after we met at AF or was it AFF(?) and then did an art date at some funky shops... so I was delighted when I saw your blog mentioned on the Making Your Mark blog! I've been catching up with your great blogs too. Too bad I didn't find it earlier, we were on a cruise to Alaska this past May, would have been nice to meet for tea!
D

Kathy said...

Great textures in your abstract painting!

HeartFire said...

Thanks Kathy, for the comment and for following my blog too.... I'm glad your noticing the texture, as that's one of the things I'm experimenting with...

Wild Somerset Child said...

I love that abstract acrylic painting, such gorgeous colours. And what a kind thought that group quilt is for your friend - hope she continues to recover.

HeartFire said...

Hi Ann,
This was a somewhat different color combo for me, I think it must be the limey green in there... and thanks for the kind thought for my friend, it's always good to have more positive thoughts flowing...
Delorse

abstract paintings said...

Love the colours in your abstract paintings, well done and thanks for sharing.