Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Acrylic Painting

Here is yet another oft-painted view from the studio window..this time in acrylic.  I liked the idea of trying to do some houses without any bright sunlight.  Today was a good day for that and I like the results.  I usually depend on sun and shadows to give buildings some interest, but I am trying to work from life right now.  This was all I had to look at from the room where I now have my studio.  I moved into the smallest room in the house in order to get a bedroom ready for Josie in my old studio, but she decided not to come.  I didn't feel like moving everything around again, so I left things as they were.  I used to like this room because of the bright light, and I still do, so I am happy with the change.

Since I made such a nice bedroom out of the old studio, I have been sleeping in there.  I didn't move my clothes or anything, but I am always looking for something different in my surroundings.  I change furniture and rooms around as often as most people clean their houses.  At least I am able to satisfy my needs within the same house now.  I used to move so often that it became a joke among the people who know me.  Now I am settled here, but still in search of change.  I love waking up in the morning in an unfamiliar place, or reading the paper in a different spot in the dining room, or watching TV from a different part of the living room. I've never been able to understand why I feel as I do, but it seems a harmless obsession, and I am easily pleased.

2 comments:

P. J. Grath said...

Cheri, I found you today by clicking on "Next Blog" several times, looking for something interesting. You are in Eastport, but I think it must be on the East Coast and not just across Grand Traverse Bay from me here in Northport, Michigan. Anyway, the coincidence seems fortuitous. I like your paintings. I also like your dogs and chickens and tulips. My dog is here with me in my bookstore in Northport today, but my husband, the painter in the family, has gone down the road to the next little village on errands. What a winter it's been! I'm glad to have discovered you....

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