Monday, November 10, 2008

Up to #26!




















I've been working fairly steadily on my variation series. I'm amazed by how much there is to paint; how endless the possibilities are. It makes me happy to know that you can never run out. There's just too much to paint, even in the context a really limited idea such as I've been working on. My wall is starting to fill. I moved all the pieces to a different area of the studio to photograph them and realized that I missed them. I imagine they may be hard to let go of in the end.

9 comments:

AnnG said...

Hi Marla,
I really enjoy viewing your work. Your pastels are great, as well as your oils. Do you prefer one to the other?
Sincerely,
Ann

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Marla! Say hi to Mike, and welcome to the blogger world.

Loriann Signori said...

Marla,
Welocme to the blogger world. I have always admired your work and am delighted that you are now a blogger. I am curious. How are you choosing each variation's color palette? Might you post your favorites separately? How is this series nourishing you?
Thanks!
Loriann

Jennifer Winship Mark said...

Hi Marla, I have been an admirer of your work over the years. I found your blog and I was so excited. I am interested in putting some of my work on the Studio Art Direct web site. I would like to talk to you about it.
Great blog!
In admiration,
Jennifer

Marla Baggetta said...

Hi Anne,

Thanks so much for taking a look. As you can tell, I'm not very good at keeping up on my blog. I'll get better!. I love having both the pastels and the oils to bounce between. I use the pastels as a starting point because I'm most comfortable with them, then I'll develop some that I think are particularly strong into larger oils. It's great to use paint and brushes and be able to go "big" with the oils. Also, I do enjoy a break from the dustiness, I have to admit!

Fondly,

Marla

Marla Baggetta said...

Hi Casey,

Hope all is well with you and you're having a productive painting year! We'll see you in July.

Best,

Marla

Marla Baggetta said...

Hi Loriann,

Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate it. I wish I'd been better at keeping up on my blog! I'm approaching the variations in a very loose fashion. I usually put down some kind of underpainting to respond to, but other than that, I don't have any notions about color,value or seasons. Some of them did turn out to take on the flavor of certain times of day or seasons but it wasn't really intentional on my part. I really just played! BTW, I'm done! I completed 103 last week. It's really hard to describe how this project has nourished me. I feel like it's changed my whole approach to my work and what I'm striving for in painting each day. It's taken me deeper and at the same time it was like having a best friend hold my hand every day as I approached my easel; something stable and reliable to depend on. So now that I'm finished, it's quite a challenge to figure out what is next to provide that same spark and stability. A remarkable combination!

Best,

Marla

Marla Baggetta said...

Hi Jennifer,

Give me a call anytime to talk.

Best,

Marla

loriann said...

I just Love to look at your work! What an inspiration you are to all of us. If it's OK with you I may attempt a similar series.Just sit down and let it flow...right?