learn from the earth

 |  February 6, 2009


learn_from_the_earth
learn from the earth oil and mixed media, 12×16 inches

**edited: new photo of painting replaced really bad old photo 3/9/09**

I had the morning for studio time today and when I entered the studio I felt giddy. I was just so excited to be there and opening up my tubs of paint. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. This is a painting that I have been working on a while. It actually was started back in 2007, but the original painting I had in mind never took off. I guess it was waiting all this time for this one. Although my mixed media journal cover that I created a few weeks ago really kicked it into gear. Often my journal covers are prelims to larger paintings.

When I am painting I am in love with the world. I know, I know. So cheesy, but it’s true. I probably need to re-photograph this one. Colors are not quite right. But close enough. And there are bits of glare. Still trying to work on my photographing techniques

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Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky ~ Kahlil Gibran

13 Comments

  1. by Lorie M. on February 6, 2009  4:48 pm Reply

    I struggle w/the photographing too..thank God for digital cameras! Your work catches my eye every time. this is just great.

  2. by JonesMoore on February 6, 2009  5:07 pm Reply

    luscious and gorgeous!!

  3. by tangled sky studio on February 6, 2009  5:24 pm Reply

    i like the mid-line division...it's dramatic and beautifully balanced. I also love the time worn/aged look of your pieces bridgette.

  4. by ~Barb~ on February 6, 2009  10:09 pm Reply

    Not cheesy at all! I love it!
    smile. be free. have fun.
    Peace & Love,
    ♥ Barb ♥

  5. by smith kaich jones on February 7, 2009  12:37 am Reply

    I love your giddiness. I am at my absolute artistic best when I am am happy, and when I am painting - when I have found the time & am in the moment - I too am giddy. I must remind myself to breathe. LOL! This is a beautiful piece - you should feel happy!

    :) Debi

  6. by Meri Arnett-Kremian on February 7, 2009  12:04 pm Reply

    Could you bump up the ISO on your digital camera and photograph without a flash? Just a thought. I finally figured out how to do that on mine.

  7. by Tanya Gwen Minnick on February 7, 2009  12:12 pm Reply

    Stunning! So very beautiful and such a wonderful statement..indeed we must learn from the earth.
    You inspire me!

  8. by Angela Wales Rockett on February 7, 2009  12:53 pm Reply

    Lovely painting, Bridgette, just lovely.

    I'm still working on my photographing artwork technique too. It's a lot harder than it looks.

  9. by Jeane on February 7, 2009  2:02 pm Reply

    Bridgette! - learn from the earth - I learn from you! love, love, this!

  10. by wanda miller on February 7, 2009  4:55 pm Reply

    i love everything there is about this painting. wanda

  11. by bridgette on February 7, 2009  11:15 pm Reply

    Thank you all for your comments and support!

    Meri-the flash was turned off. I think I need to reposition my light sources. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

    Thanks Angela. It is harder than it looks! Now that I'm working larger I can't fit them in my scanner bed.

  12. by Dale on February 8, 2009  7:36 am Reply

    this is so very lovely! the tree is beautiful. I am so very inspired by this piece. Great great work, as always Bridgette

  13. by rivergardenstudio on February 9, 2009  10:07 pm Reply

    i Know what you mean about being in love with the world when you are painting. I love "learn from the earth" and your journal cover, and how the smaller work leads to the large. Your gift is beautiful...

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