Friday, July 04, 2008

I did a WHAT?

A painting!
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by a school mother who asked if I was interested in doing a painting for an art auction. The money goes to support local kids. So I dusted off my paints and brushes as well as my memory of painting abstract expressionism.
When I was in school, I did a series of paintings in the style of Jackson Pollack and Jean-Paul Riopelle, but added my own special twist.

Here is a detail.

I hope that some one likes it well enough to buy it and raise some money for the kids.


B said...

!!!! I LOVE IT!

Where is this auction?? Also, I'll be in my backyard all day tomorrow, weeding and dyeing, until it's time to get ready to go out for supper. Have double weave questions, will call at some point. If you're out and about, feel free to stop by my back yard for a gab and a beer! (Just walk right through the house or go along the path between my house and the white one set back from the street to the gate)

Miss you! LOVE the painting. So much!

Anonymous said...

I see faces of all kind when I look at patterns in anything from wall paper to floor coverings. Today I see a rather impressive sea horse head or maybe it could be a donkey's head in the lower left corner at the bottom. Then at the upper left corner just in line with the eye of the donkey I see a small head with pointed ears and a nose, eyes and even a smile. It is quite small. I enlarged the photo and was amazed at how perfect the head appears. It looks like some Walt Disney's animated character.

Love the painting.

Dani said...

pretty pretty pretty!

mira's papa said...

The thing I always wondered with painting in this style is, "how do you know when you're done?" I guess that's why I'm not an artist.

Dave Daniels said...

That's beautiful! It looks like sunlight on the water. Nicely done.
And, to mira's papa: it's done either when you run out of paint or patience.

Anonymous said...

Interesting colours and texture. It reminds me of something, but I can't quite put my finger on exactly what that is. Let us know what it fetches at the auction.

Curious Llama

f. pea said...

is there nothing you can't do, jackie? ; ) i love it.

mira's papa said...

@ f.pea

There is something she can't do, or at least not yet. So far as I know Jackie cannot write computer programs. In the world of art she can do pretty well anything she puts her mind to, but to date I have not seen her do anything with a compiler on a computer. And that's just as well. I'd rather watch her dye, spin and weave than see her write software. :-)

Anonymous said...

I've got it! It reminds me of Van Gogh's work on sunflowers in fields. Obviously, the yellow bits don't look like sunflowers, but the yellows and greens against the blues and the thick texture of the paint vaguely reminds me of one of these sunflower paintings. By the way, if it is an art sale, why didn't you just donate a scarf for the auction? Weaving is art (especially the way you do it).

For those of you who follow Jackie's blog, I am now the proud owner of the waterfall shawl that Jackie featured ages ago in one of her blogs (Jay's Challenge, I think). This was part of a show in the Lord Beverbrook Art Gallery and mentioned in the exhibit book. It has now been on three outings (cocktails with Robert and his German friend, dinner at an Italian restaurant and at work today). I have had people come up to me and comment on it all three times. Hopefully Jackie will make more of her silk shawls and find buyers for them.

Robert and Klaus are on the board of the Scottish Economics Society and are thinking about getting an official tartan designed. They both agreed that they liked the colours in the shawl. As Klaus said: 'These are our colours'. I wonder what Jackie would think about weaving some tartan silk scarves for female members of the Scottish Econ Society (they are going to have ties made for the men to buy once they get the tartan designed and registered).

Curious Llama

mira's papa said...

Curious Llama,

The men of the Scottish Econ Society should have kilts made. Ties are so boring.

Anonymous said...

Well, the plan was to make up a few things that people at the Annual Scottish Economic Society Conference can buy as a souvenir (and also offset the cost of having a tartan designed and registered). A kilt would be nice, but they are a bit pricey. I suppose that it would be something that people might be able to get via special order.

Curious Llama

jackie said...

I'm willing to do silk scarves in tartan design. They would probably be quite pricy though.

That would actually be quite funny. Having a Canadian weaving tartan to send to Scotland!