Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sun Dancer



This is my latest succulent painting. I must apologize for the photo as I finished the painting just in time to frame it and it was a cloudy day. The painting is much brighter than the photo.


I painted a series of succulents and I'm putting them in the Norfolk Collegiate Art Show. It is at the Lower School on 5429 Tidewater Ave., Norfolk from 1/27th to 2/1st. There is an Opening 1/27th but it costs $50.00 and reservations were supposed to be in by 1/24th. If you are interested in going contact the school at 757 625-0471. You can view the art at the following times: 1/28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 1/29th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 1/30th 1/31st and 2/1st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you get the chance stop by and view the art. It's usually a very good show.


When I first started this painting it was so much fun. Then as I got closer to my deadline I was under so much pressure to get it done that I no longer enjoyed the painting process as much. I must say that I function fairly well under pressure in terms of getting the work done; I perform my technical skills well. But I feel like I have sacrificed some of the magic of feeling the painting flowing from within me as I am on the journey expressing myself. It would be nice to never have these deadlines but that would never be as I create them myself!

8 comments:

meera said...

I like the lacy feeling of the painting!!!

jyothisethu said...

very beautiful painting...
congratulations...

Diana said...

It's lovely, even under the deadline you made a beautiful painting. Sometimes mine end up cut up as bookmarks! love,Diana

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks Meera. I wish the photo was better.

Kathy Staicer said...

Thank you Jyothiesthu. I'm glad that I finished it on time.

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks Diana. I'm sure the bookmarkers are beautiful!

Kay said...

Kathy,
Love that you are painting succulents.....one of my favorite subjects! I know how you feel about deadlines. I feel the same way, but sometimes if it weren't for deadlines, I wouldn't get much done. I hope you have some sales at Norfolk Colleigate....I have not had any luck there, so decided not to participate this year. I don't know why they charge so much for the reception???? By the time people pay for the reception, they don't have any money left to buy art.

Kathy Staicer said...

I just wish the photo came out better.
I've often wondered why they charge so much for the potential customers to come to the opening. I know they need to pay for the food and entertainment but that is a little high!