.com and altered book art

Hello,Today, I, artist and blogger, purchased my domain name.  I know, does not sound so impressive to most people,it is to me.  Now all you have to remember is my name and you can find my blog.  www.valeriedowdy.com  What influenced this? Someone with a lot more technological sense than I.  Cyber squatters (who knew they existed) … Continue reading .com and altered book art

Day 349

8 x 10 oilsSunday.Hope everyone is having a fantastic Labor Day Weekend. We are certainly trying our best to as well.We took a short car trip today. Our goal was to revisit a barbecue place about an hours drive from our home.  Someone has taken a working grist mill, added a small country store and restaurant. Interestingly, … Continue reading Day 349

Day 140 …..pick something and stick to it? no way!

8x10 oils on canvasSomeone once told me that an artist should pick a genre and then produce produce produce. I agree, with the produce produce produce theory. Which is why I am in the middle of this project. As much as I understand the purpose and concept, it just is not me.  Certain aspects reoccur in … Continue reading Day 140 …..pick something and stick to it? no way!

Day 130 comptine d’un autre été

8x10    "Rhyme of Another Summer"   $125There is a song that I have been so moved by. Often, I listen to it 2 or 3 times consecutively. This song is so simple and powerful. It calms me and inspires me. If, for some reason you are not familiar with the piece, here is a link to … Continue reading Day 130 comptine d’un autre été

day 27

close up of texture8x10 oils on canvas     $115Picasso says that there is no abstract, that you must start from something, and remove all traces of reality. Pollock thought that abstract should be enjoyed in the way that music is. Painting is, for me, similar to a meditation or prayer. When I can let go of fears, … Continue reading day 27