HERE COMES THE SUN By Valerie Dowdy WORK IN PROGRESS...
To preface today's story, I need to remind you that back in August I turned 50. For months leading up to my birthday I felt a growing sense of urgency, and dread, yet the days continued, coming straight for me in a steady beat, closer and closer. It was becoming an anxiety, this number 50, and … Continue reading Home is within….
Back on August the ninth, I posted a photo of a WIP (along with the Rooster update) This is the finished piece. Honestly, I thought I would be farther along with this body of work than I am by this time of the year. Oh well.18 x 24 inch pre-stretched canvasUntitledwatercolor & InkOne of my daughters … Continue reading The Point Where Hypothesis and Fact Meet
Art: I have been painting and sketching, at the same time. Well, maybe not exactly at the same time...but you get what I meant, right? The fall season almost upon us, so I put some that creative energy in to creating personalized work for halloween and/or fall. I have come up with a few variations that I can … Continue reading I’d rather sit on a pumpkin
My knowledge on anything barnyard related is pretty much non-existant. About a year ago, I created this rooster painting on a 12 x 12 inch watercolor canvas, after some goading, which led me to surfing the internet for chicken/rooster images. I painted this guy. He's been laying around in my studio ever since and I had not given … Continue reading Where the Rooster Crows there is a Village….
This morning the sun shines brightly and looks to be the beginning of a beautiful Friday. Unfortunately, I have an eye appointment or I would have made no plans, but 'to soak up the sun'.Ok, moving on...Art:I have just a few details left to add to the hair on this piece, and I realized that I … Continue reading
While I am pretty sure that I can not top the cool post from a few days ago, it is time to update ye old blog again. There is something beneficial or therapeutic even, about posting works in progress online. Viewing them here somehow helps me to see the areas which need more work or have … Continue reading
Sometimes a step backward can help assure you are still traveling the path which you should be. For example, these paintings are what brought me to my interest in surrealism and how combining doodling, ink, pencil, watercolors & oil these paintings took shape. Not many see these pieces, they are a series of self portraits. … Continue reading
Progress Update on the Lassie Project:The canvas is very compromised and brittle, so I decided to reinforce the backside with some primer to help strengthen the canvas for the upcoming abuse it would take from sanding. As I began to sand, the already burned area near the edge of the frame began to tear. It … Continue reading
If you have read any of this blog at all, or know me personally, then you know I have an interest and fascination for trees that borders on obsession. So, when out to stock up on art supplies, I ran across this metal tree wall art/decor ....how could I not bring it home with me? The only … Continue reading