Thursday, April 10, 2008

Here, There, Everywhere

Leaning Telephone Pole, 2008, Oil on Panel, 12x16

I have been trying to get a post up for the last few days but there has been so much going on that I have hardly had a minute to sit down at my desk. Well, except for the 2 hours I spent Tuesday evening researching ducks.

(A friend of mine is planning to order some ducks and when you get them through the mail you have to get a certain number so they are warm enough and since she doesn't want so many we may split the order. Um, because I actually need more to do each day. So I am trying to figure out how and where to house them which is a pesky issue, mostly because of our killer dog, Penny.)

Anyway, on Tuesday I drove to Saratoga Springs to deliver my work to Gallery 100. I had a very nice visit with Deb (the owner) and Nancy (the director) and on the drive there I was able to take some nice photos to use as reference, since the light was amazing. Oh and I have to say that I am now even more in love with my new car-the middle row of seats folds down (unlike in my old car) and it was a breeze loading it up with paintings. I hardly had to even stack anything.

Since I hadn't been able to get any painting done on Monday or Tuesday, I got right into the studio yesterday morning. I am working on a commission, which has taken me forever to get to and now finally I am at the color stage. I worked all morning, then had to go to an appointment, and then went right back into the studio when I got back home. The kids got home, took my son to his scout meeting, took the girls out to eat, picked up my son and went home, just in time to fold laundry while watching one of my favorite shows, Criminal Minds.

Today is more of the same, studio, midday appointment, studio again. And probably more laundry too.


Chris Rywalt said...

Telephone pole! I'm so interested in telephone poles. We hardly even notice them, but they're everywhere around here. Newer developments run all their wires underground, but so much is still in the air. Power lines and telephone poles.

There's this view across the Jersey marsh where a line of telephone poles follows a straight-arrow train track. Above the reeds all you can see are these poles marching off into the distance, and they're all leaning slightly one way or the other. It's a great vista. I did an ink sketch from memory of it once. I should scan it and post it somewhere.

Tracy said...

Hi Chris, I have actually been including them in a lot of my landscapes lately. I usually leave out the wires, though not always, preferring that it looks more like a cross. Not sure why since I am NOT a religious person, but whatever.

I have seen some of your power lines on your blog-they are nice. I hope you do post the one you mention.

Arco Scheepen said...

Beautiful. Love the colors you used!

Kim Hambric said...

For some reason, I have always been under the impression that other artists go into their studios in the morning and come out in the evening to sit by the fire and eat dinner. HA HA. It just thrills me to find out that they have those pesky appointments, children to love & who have needs at all times of the day, and laundry. I'm off to my studio after I clean that blasted bathroom.

Kesha Bruce said...

I really like this painting Tracy.

And thanks for the reminder that my laundry is calling my name.

Sunil said...

'Leaning Telephone Pole' is one of my favorites...