Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One of Those Days....


My plan...to go to pottery class, then I was going to spend at least 3 hours in my studio finishing some artwork. Didn't happen! Had some strange sensations in the upper abdomen which sent me to the doctor. Had an EKG which was fine,now I'm headed to radiology tomorrow for an ultrasound of the abdomen to check for an aneurysm!!!
Just checking as a precaution-the dr. isn't really worried so I'm TRYING NOT TO!
Major excitement! So didn't get to the pottery studio and I'm really bummed about that. BUT when I got home from the dr. and was feeling better I went in my studio and finally took photos of my daily tags. I'm behind on getting them photographed.
Then I worked on 2 abstract paintings that I'm playing around with.Very hard to make yourself 'lose control' and just put paint down on the canvas.It's a test for me since I tend to be a bit of a control freak!

After working on the abstracts and photographing my tags I finished the mixed media painting below. I started this a week or so ago and have been adding layers. I think I like it! It's called "The Language of Trees".

7 comments:

Beth said...

I hope everything's okay and that you'll know soon what's going on.

I like your painting, too! The color progression is beautiful and I like the depth the background trees give it. I'm trying to figure out how you created it. :)

Lisa said...

Love the new photo of you on your blog : ) I wanted to thank you for my blog award : ) I hope you get some answers about your health. Take care
Lisa

Cathy Mendola aka pinkbirdgirl said...

Thanks! I hope everything's ok too. I feel ok right now, it was just weird yesterday.
Painting was done on canvas board and I applied modeling paste rather thickly, then used a tool to drag through and make designs and wrote the word Tree. AFter letting it dry, I started adding layers of paint, very light washes of color. I stamped the script in the sky on tissue paper and applied that over dry paint. Then I added more paint. AFter I was satisfied with the background colors I stamped the background trees with black ink. Sprayed it lightly with a matte varnish so I could add more color to the background if necessary.Then I painted the large tree in the foreground. Then I added more paint and ink around the edges especially at the bottom.

Beth said...

Wow, that's a lot of steps! No way would I have figured out exactly how you did it. Thanks for explaining it!

Aimeslee said...

Sensations? Geebus, I have sensations all the time in my fat ab, lolol. Hope you are okay. Love your tags and other art. Driving by to say hi!

whymsicalmusings said...

Cathy I hope all is well. Please let us know what you find out.
I truly love your daily tags soooo inspiring. And the language of trees just thought provoking.
XXXX
Becky

amusingmuses2 said...

I KNOW I like this painting: the colors, the texture, and the movement. I'm very anxious to hear that you're better, so please leep me posted. Pardon my terrible pun! Thank you so much for the lovely award. It will be my honor to pass it along.

Love,
Alberta