Friday, January 23, 2009

New Painting and "A Call for Artists"


16x12" Acrylic

This painting was a new solution to using threes in my work. I had stopped looking for a new solution, so of course it showed up. Artists are expected to be consistent so I wasn't sure if I'd have to choose between them. In the end I decided to keep both the three sets of squares and the three bands of color in my work and just do two different series.

I feel like this composition is just a bit more peaceful and accepting.

Now, a call for artists (or virtual studio visitors). David castle is doing a virtual studio tour called "Send me your Elsewhere." The link explains the idea behind the project. He's looking for inspiration and has invited you to send him a photo of your studio view by the 31 of January. My Moncton, New Brunswick studio view was featured with a Boston and Idaho view on Wednesday.

Can you believe it's already Friday? Have a great weekend.

11 comments:

Jeane said...

I love the lines coming up from the dark edge of this painting! - also I checked out the 'a view from elsewhere' - loved seeing what you see from your studio - I sent a pic from my studio window and no!, I can't believe it is Friday! help! omg!the wv is disco! - a peek into the weekend perhaps?!

Jarlin said...

Nice one...

Megan Coyle said...

I like the lines in this one. What medium did you use? It's lovely!

And I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Tracy said...

Hi, Shayla! This a great one...it is VERY serene! Love the delicate beauty. Is this done with paints? Hope you had a great weekend! ((HUGS)) Oh, stop by if you can this week--I'm having a fun giveaway! :o)

M.Kate said...

That painting looks like its been taken with a cameara! You are so talented Shayla and this is really beautiful. Happy week ahead :D

picciolo said...

I love your composition, and just wish I had a studio!
: )

bridgette said...

wonderful! i really like how you combine a line of trees with an abstract quality. It makes me want to step closer....

bindu said...

Great texture in the band of trees!

Jo Horswill said...

I love the movement in this painting Shayla...I also love your limited colour palette.
I had a quick look at "Send Me Your Elsewhere" too. Great idea...oh the veiw from your studio...snow! I am sitting here melting at 43C...we are having a serious heat wave here in melb...and your photo has brought some coolness, thank you :)

Robyn said...

I also thought you had used a photograph at first. The dark base and the fine line detail really make the painting. It's my new favourite!

Deborah Carr said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Shayla - it's so nice to meet other artists from the same area! And you have a wonderful blog...in particular, this frosty piece gives me the chills...

I've added a link to your blog on mine...