Sunday, June 20, 2010

This And That.....

While some of you might have thought I fell into an abyss somewhere, I have not.....I stiill live on. It has been a while since I've blogged and the break that I took really did me some good. I was able to finish up some art projects I had going and embark on some new ones, coming up with lots of new ideas for future paintings.

I thought I would share some of the colorful photos I recently took at the botanical garden. It was an Emily Dickinson display, a lovely re-creation of her childhood home and surrounding gardens. I'll share more of those pictures another time but for now, I hope you enjoy some of the close ups of what might have been blooming in her garden over 100 years ago.

I've finished up some new pendants and in addition to that, just purchased a new mannequin to display and photograph them on.....isn't she lovely and very chic looking?? She also has a pierced ear which will come in handy for some earring photographs I might like to take in the future.

I'm working now, just today actually, on finishing up a very large canvas. I think after this I will be ready to work on some smaller pieces. I love these large paintings, designing and working on them is fun but there is so much to do and even when you think you are done, there are always more details to go back and add in the end. ARGH, it feels like the never ending story at times.

To give you a clue on the subject, the new painting is called "Monarchy" and before you picture the royalty of yesteryear running around with their crowns and holding court, this painting is more connected to the royalty of another species and might be somewhat related to the painting you see in my last post. Hmm, you probably get the idea now.....

I thought I would leave you with a quote I just heard recently that happens to come from one of my favorite artists of all is so true, especially for us artists.......
"I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it."
Vincent Van Gogh
Until next time!


KarenHarveyCox said...

Your pendants are as lovely as your photographs of these beautiful flowers. I know what you mean about needing a blogging break from time to time to renew and focus on your art. Your artwork is so beautiful.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh my gosh!
what a perfect way to start the first day of summer with your flower photos and pendants.

they are breathtaking!

m & e

NeereAnDear said...

OOOO la la!!!

Ruth your photos are so gorgeous ... your flowers themselves make ones heart sing ....

And your pendants seem to celebrate the beauty of the season...

As for your lovely lady ... Tre Chic indeed!!

Van Gogh... if he only knew...



Donna said...

Hi Ruth,
Glad to see you back! Those are some beautiful bright flowers. And your pendants are so so lovely. Can't wait to see the new painting.


Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth
Glad you enjoyed your break.
Your photos are absolutely gorgeous as usual. In fact wouldn't it be lovely if you could offer them in note card form...maybe you already are?

Love your pendants, fabulous

Gail ~~

Nancy Medina said...

Ruth I love my pendant, it is so elegant, but funky and fun too, it is just perfect! I'm so excited to be represented in the same gallery with such a talented artist.
hugs from texas!!!!