Sunday, November 18, 2012

Art filled Thanksgiving



City with Gold 40 x 30

Morning Sun 18 x 18
Drakes Bay 20 x 10

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
This year as most we'll celebrate with our families coming together and enjoying each others company. What will be different is that my art studio is located in the center of our home. A six foot art table covered in paint will serve as the buffet (I have a table cloth) and the bookcase filled with mediums, paints, matting materials and brushes will decorate the wall along with my paintings ready to ship to the next show in Atlanta.
I met a nice woman at open studios who when I told my house is taken over by art and painting supplies. She said "You're so lucky. I hope you're family appreciates it."
I have to say I appreciate my family for living in a house filled with art and I hope my guests will too.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Abstract Art "It's all in the detail"

Colorscape City 48 x 30 by Linda Donohue

Patchwork Landscape Pink 16 x 16 by Linda Donohue

Cityscape with Orange 40 x 30 by Linda Donohue (sold)
"It's all in the detail" is something I heard constantly in the furniture business. Keeping track of containers and factory orders, following up with design, production and shipping. At times the details can be overwhelming.
While there are certainly parallels in the art world (and many businesses),  I've found new details that are far more joyful.
The paintings shown are filled with detail and cheerful color. It's a bit different than the minimalist seascapes I love to paint and so far the reaction has been great.