Monday, November 12, 2012

cogs clicking in.........

I was driving home last Thursday afternoon and I recognized the feeling I was having. It was that 'feeling' that I'm on the track. The cogs had started to click in! The work was not wandering all over the place. What I had finished that afternoon was a reflection of me. I was smiling as I drove. It's the place I love the most. 'Mr. honesty' has shown up in my workspace and pulled me in. You just know when your are on track. I wanted to linger over the work. Try and read it. Still too many mysteries staring back at me. All will be revealed over time.

I have reworked two large pieces including the one from my last post. The photo below is the first one to show me the way.

oil and wax on panel, 36x36, 'Sincerely Mrs. Smith' 

It's time to jump into this Monday! Have a fabulous week everyone!

18 comments:

Leanne E said...

It looks fabulous!!!

Jo Murray said...

Aha... perhaps it's the new studio Jeane.? You are inspired...obviously.

lynne h said...

i love Mr. Honesty, jeane, and you're right, you know the moment he shows up...

xoxo

Itaya Art said...

A very beautiful and fantastic piece! Of course, I haven't seen one of your pieces yet that I didn't love. :)

Wyn Vogel said...

Such an evocative piece!! There are wonderful hints of colour and the textures are fantastic!! Way to go!!

Bren said...

Oh this has such energy and depth, love it, the colour range is wonderful.
It's sounds like such an exciting place to be in Jeane, knowing you are on track, developing in the way you were meant to, priceless.

Mayra Mancebo said...

I love your work. I love the large format and I imagine it must be elegant and beautiful in person

Kathryn said...

I love it when the planets seem to align and you get that feeling, loving it.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Smiling and driving...the best! Wonderful feeling to be doing exactly what you are doing and with the good company of Mr. Honesty...have a great week Jeane!

Lisa Graham Art said...

What fabulous colors and lines and texture...I find myself wanting to scoop pieces up...to put something back together...or perhaps to figure out a puzzle in this one...I love this.

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ZenDotStudio said...

something very solid and grounded about this piece. lovely and rich. feels like lots of depth to dive into!

you are the embodiment of the lesson that to keep on working, day in and day out, offers many rewards. inspiring on so many levels!

Judy Shreve said...

Jeane - you've described it so well - in your paintings and in this post. Finding that right combination of materials and authenticity is what we all strive for.
Big smiles for recognizing 'Mr. Honesty' - I think he's been with you for quite a while though. Your work speaks volumes - and with your 'true' voice -- so happy for you! You are an inspiration.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Ooh, I love "the feeling"!!! I really enjoy your articulation of your process. Jeane, this painting is gripping, dynamic, atmospheric, crackling with energy.

Daryl said...

nice ... glad to hear its coming together

Jeane said...

hello Leanne, thank you so much!! :))

Hi Jo, I've been waiting for that feeling in the new space and I was so glad when I was driving home that night and it was there - Mr. honesty totally occupied my shed - we were all in it together so I was a bit afraid he might not find me, but I needn't have worried! xo

he is such a task master isn't he Lynnie? gotta love the things that make us a bit uncomfortable xox

thank you so much Itaya - well the ones I didn't like now have new faces :))

Hi Wyn, yes, the stark whites have put themselves away for awhile and a denser palette is front and center with white as the accent, thank you! :))

I'm getting affirmation after affirmation that moving was the way to go now Bren - not all roads run smooth of course and it has its own bumps and detours, but baby steps are leading the way xo

I love this size also Mayra - it's a very comfortable size for me to work on and I believe that all work is so much stronger in person, no? the energy on the surface is more alive for the viewer. thanks for coming by :))

me too Kathryn! those are the times that get us through the times when we need every bit of courage we can muster through and get to the other side :))

I'm having a wonderful week Mary Ann - my daily challenges seem a bit easier, or maybe they've become so much a part of my reality that they aren't taking front and center any longer - it's nice xox

wow Lisa, such an interesting take on the work - puzzle pieces, love that - it definitely has a little mystery to me, thank you so much xox

such a very kind thing to say Carole, thank you - I realized how important discipline is in my new situation - it would be so easy to stop work and stroll downtown and hang out or stare out the window and watch all the action, but? no - the work is so much more rewarding for me and how does one move their practice forward to a deeper place xox

hello Judy, again, a very kind thing to say - I totally respect Mr Honesty - he has big expectations because he knows we are always capable of much more so I seek the more xoxo

good morning Amber, thank you so much - it gave me a run for my money and kept saying 'no, not yet', no, not yet and then finally stared back at me and let me stop! xox

it is coming together Daryl, thank you!! xox

Chris said...

Hi Jeane! Wow! What a stunner! Exciting to see the unfolding of what your new space is offering you. The work is just pouring out of you, truly fabulous work. I must live vicariously for a while. Haven't painted in a couple of months. Taking a very intense class that leaves little time for anything else. I am interested in seeing what will come out on the other side. Happy painting to you and have a wonderful week! xo

Jeane said...

good morning Chris, thank you so much - oooo, intense class, can be so empowering, no - whatever you are studying, it's obviously growing you, yes? thanks for taking time to come by xox