Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My Lovely Ladies


No food or wine today:( Deb's Art:) A few months ago Holler noticed in my section "about me" that one of my past times is painting. Along with food and wine, one of my passions is painting. Being in an old home in Key West, there is always something that needs to be painted, like shutters, walls, woodwork, etc. Yes, I do enjoy that aspect. But where I really feel good is in front of a canvas. I paint mostly with acrylics but have dabbled in oil. I got into painting after I was "burnt out" on photography. I was doing black and white film and developing all of my own prints. At first I found this very creative as I could manipulate the photo in the dark room and I felt really great because I totally developed my own prints. I even bought a mat cutter and started doing my own framing. This was all well and good except I found myself in the dark room for many hours. Why am I spending all of this time in the dark room when I moved from Ohio to Key West to be in the sunshine!!! So I put that type of photography on the back burner and headed to the canvas. I took a couple of classes at the community college here and got hooked. I mostly paint abstract as I feel you can really express yourself in that medium. In one of my classes, we had an assignment to do a portrait of ourselves. I was not excited about this assignment but went at it. That is how my abstract ladies series was born. I painted myself in an abstract manner. From there....

So Holler, per your request, here are a few of my ladies that keep me company every day. Please feel free to give me your honest opinion about my gals as I am always open for criticism. To me that is the best teacher of all. The funny thing about my ladies is they are faceless and nameless. So if you would like to suggest a name for one of them, please feel free to leave me a comment!







Cheers!

10 comments:

Holler said...

Thank you for, adding your paintings (at last)! They were well worth the wait! I love the first one and the last one is really ghostly and ethereal! that was the first thing Graham said too!
Wonderful!
More Please!

Valli said...

A woman of many talents!!I am so glad that you posted your paintings Deb!!! I love your first 2 ladies the best. The last one is more somber..or ghostly and ethereal as Holler & Graham suggest. You have definitely won me over. My dad started painting when he was 75. He also took up stained glass when he retired as well. His very first painting of a thatched roof cottage is on my blog under Breads (Mom and Dad's Potato Bread). He is self taught but has some excellent techniques. I think if he took some classes he would really have something there. He could be more creative as he is with his glass!!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Thank you for sharing your paintings! So nice to find the hidden talents of foodies!

Wendy said...

I didn't realise you painted. I'm impressed! The last one is my favourite - ethereal, like Holler said. It must be interesting looking at your first ladies and comparing them with your recent works to see how they've developed.

winedeb said...

Thanks girls and Graham! They are such a great escape for me. Hidden stories!

Nora B. said...

I'm impressed my your mysterious ladies, especially the second one. Each painting evoked a different emotional response.

winedeb said...

Thank you for your nice comment Nora. I guess the mystery's of ourselves sometimes sneeks out in our creativity.

farley said...

Deb,
Color me impressed. I always wished I could paint, but instead I collect art when I can.

The third one is my favorite, too.

winedeb said...

Thanks Farley - she is one of my favorites also. So mysterious!

Shayne said...

I too love to paint and these are very nice, I love the flowing quality to them.