Friday, March 13, 2009

Toulouse Geese, Chinese Geese, Tag

"Going Places"
I have to laugh at myself...posting a painting in progress sets me up for failure as far as a time table! Here it is July 8..four months after beginning the posts on this painting! Guess my proclivity for procrastination over rides any pressure! Actually, the real pressure isn't my art blog, though maybe it should be. Having a show that opens Friday July 10th is what kick's my rear into gear!
" Going Places "
Oil on Linen
Day 5
The last goose is roughed in and tomorrow I can begin to pull it all together. I always think this won't take long...I've learned that it takes what it takes. Must paint faster!

I've been tagged by Nancy Elstad an oil painter from Texas. Tagged artists must reveal 5 things about themselves, then tag 5 other artists. It's a fun way to see what other art bloggers are doing. So here goes.
1. I'm a bird watcher (we've had two Red Breasted Nuthatches at the feeder for an entire year! Love these little guys. Three female/one male Red Crossbills last week!
2. I love peanut butter and dill pickle together. OK, what's so weird about that? What's weird is using mustard instead of mayo in tuna..yuck!
3. I'm hooked on Sudoku puzzles, it's the abstract reasoning thing, cute little squares that need filling in
4. I married my ski instructor 36 years ago, he's still teaching and I'm still learning (how to live with someone who loves longgggggg, coldddddd winters!
5. Paul Gauguin is my favorite painter, then Eduard Manet and I recently found George Tooker and then there is Lucien Freud...shocking yet wonderful

That's it.

Now here are five more wonderful artists you can visit:
Mark Hanson Check out Mark's new workshop schedule. Wish I lived closer to take one! He's posting images of a frame he's made from scratch and guilding it, too.


Diana Moses Botkin said...

Fun stuff, here, Jennifer! It's nice to meet you online; I hope we can connect in person sometime.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Diana, for visiting! And I do hope we meet one day.

r garriott said...

The geese are looking wonderful... it will be fun to see the next stage! If you figure out how to paint faster, please let us know (I have the same problem)!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks R, Today is the day to finish up this painting..I'm sure of it! I've missed posting my daily paintings because I have been procrastinating on these geese and so nothing has gotten done as far as painting. Why do I do this to myself? Oh, well...I do have some information that I promise to pass along in my next post on this very topic.