April 24, 2008

Kitchen Heat...


2008 - Riff - 24x36

I've got to move away from the political drama. Nothing stresses me more than to have a kid in trouble and that's the way I feel right now... stressed. Got a lot of faith in my kids, they've all got what it takes to take care of themselves and fulfill their life promise, but there comes a time you must step aside and let them tend to themselves. Barack will survive this test but I'm not sure I will! Aside from reading a few pol-blogs, I'm going to tend my garden and turn off the TV smoke blowers while in the studio.

So... yeah, been painting... building a little stress in that department as well. Sometimes it seems like an awful lot of work! Decisions, decisions... this track or that. So... the other day I took an old painting with a nice buildup of texture but sort of a dingy palette... and I riffed across it with a few loaded brushes in an earlier style that shows more energy than planning... and it felt mighty good! Energy is good... do not forget!

3 comments:

Daphne said...

It's beautiful.

Political drama IS stressful. It looks like you honed all of that energy and emotion and used it to finish a beautiful piece.

What an appropriate name!

Martha Marshall said...

A stunning piece, Karen! And yes, I have had it up to you-know-where with the political noise. Thought I'd never hear myself say that, but I've completely tuned out now.

Joy Logan said...

Love this piece!