Friday, June 29, 2007


I came across this thought this morning written by Maureen Di Gia and I thought it was the perfect thing to post this morning to thank all of you that so kindly comment on my blog and have in many ways shown affection through these posts.

I was hoping to have an update of my grisaille but it is taking me longer to establish my values. Yesterday I rubbed out my fringe so that was a step back but at the same time I finished the weaving on my platter. I'm sure it needs adjustments but that is a step forward. So if I finish my fringe today I will hopefully be ready for another session with Michael in the coming week and be able to post the update of my gisaille.

" 10 years from now, I will look back at the years that have past and the things that have happened. I know, today, that at least I will look back and see that I told my loved ones how dear they are to me EVERYDAY and that I loved and was loved in return…to the moon and back. I already feel… how lucky I have been… to have so much! And if I had to be gone tomorrow, I know that not one person I have in my life would wonder how I felt about them, grateful and lucky!"Written in 2007 by dm-angel aka Maureen Di Gia

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pastel cloth color study

I have been trying to learn how to use pastels in the way Michael Newberry does his and it looks so easy but it is so terribly difficult. I think this one might not be as bad as the others I have practiced with before this one. Fortunately I will be going to his Pastel Workshop in New York in September. Something I am looking forward to tremendously.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Grisaille update

This was my last update shown to Michael Newberry last week but I had not posted it here. I was hoping to have the next one ready but I have been working on the weaving of the platter and that is really taking time. This is an exciting process and one that requires quite a bit of patience. I still have to make corrections on this one as it seems I am getting this too dark and the center of the peaches is also, so I hope to have that corrected and the weaving done by the next update.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

In the meantime.

Mixed Media on MDF board 2x2 ft.

I am working hard on the oil grisaille of my peaches painting but I would like to post the grisaille as soon as I have the weaving of the bowl finished.

I feel very flattered when people mention liking my abstracts as Philip did in one of his comments. What happens to me with abstracts is that I have never had any training in painting an abstract and they are completely instinctive. I never can plan an abstract, I have to face a blank canvas and think color first and then let the painting take me. I never know in what direction or how far and I question myself all of the time about this not being the correct way. My experience with Mixed Media helps me in knowing what material and mediums work together and which don't, but at the end I am always haunted by the same dilemma.