Thursday, January 29, 2015

early work


I painted the children being alive in their bodies.

I used primary colours
empty space
sunlight and cast shadow
you can't think everything

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful.. I especially love the last one. And isn't it amazing that there are often seeds of one's later work in the very early stuff? I see your interest in lines in all of these.

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  2. Lovely . . . or perhaps you can over-think things.

    I can smell the water on the dry grass, the sea and sand . . . actually I can smell those things right here at the moment.

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  3. So beautiful. I have not yet begun to see that well.

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  4. Alive! So alive.

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  5. I was in my mid-thirties when I painted these.

    This post they are of my boy and his neighbour friend.

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  6. These are so perfect, as are the young lives they depict. I especially love that the shadow in the last image anticipates the long, lean young man that this sweet little one will become.

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  7. what is not necessary to the picture is not there

    a kind of minimalism

    I thank Matisse for showing me this

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  8. Like your journals now being tucked away for the generations that follow, these are treasure. You are blessed, Judy. Thank you for sharing.
    Bethany

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  9. well you know I think it is so important for us to look back and see where we have been so we know where we are going... the enthusiasm in this is what I feel... blissed out joy...

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  10. That must be what I am doing in 2015. So much reflecting going on.
    I made photo albums for the children for Christmas - am working on one of my dad's life when I visit him.
    All my journals being re-read and wrapped up.
    These early paintings.
    The archives of my career - I'm sorting those.

    It's all one big art piece in some way, and I'm not going to question it too much.

    I want to make honest art about the experience of being a mature female who has raised a big family. Because someone needs to.

    And there is no where else where I can lay it all out.

    Thanks for all comments.

    xx

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  11. Heather Hutchinson10:42 pm

    Yes, beautiful.

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  12. Yes, they are quite alive! Such treasures.

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  13. Oh my gosh, love these paintings, so delightful and lively!

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx