Wednesday 25 November 2009

A Rainy, Stay at Home Kind of Day

On days like these, I like to snuggle, nap, break habits and reconfigure. I spent the whole day in my re-arranged studio/workspace and beside a roaring fire. After prepping my space and thinking about last week’s mixed media class, I did three “Rose, where’d you get that Red?” paintings. When you have everything set up, it’s so easy to take an hour or two to be creative. Hope I haven’t bored you too much with this room, but it sure is changing my life.

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My instructor is pushing me outside of my box, and we are experimenting with the cursive and familiar nature of text married to a powerful colour. They sure have brightened up the studio space! I wish I could take better pictures of my art…I know it’s the lighting…any suggestions?


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“Rose, where’d you get that Red? #2

Acrylic on Canvas, 30x48”, Michelle Morelan, 2009


“Rose, where’d you get that Red? #3

Mixed media on watercolour paper, 20 x 30”, Michelle Morelan, 2009


“Rose, where’d you get that Red? #4

Mixed media on watercolour paper, 20 x 30”, Michelle Morelan, 2009


DesignTies said...

Your new chairs are at that table before the fire!! Very cozy and inviting :-)

I found "Rose..." #2 to be very visseral, evoking a sense of power and, to some extent, mayhem in me. Wonderful work, Michelle!!

Xmas shopping??? I'm avoiding it!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Verdigris Vie said...

I think it's great that you have this place set up that you can escape to whenever you need to. My young children don't allow for a space like this yet and it makes it so hard to paint and have a creative space.. so I am thrilled for you..

loving this red series - it's got me all fired up.

I am no photographer, but I try to take decent pictures. I am not sure when you are shooting but time of day is important. I find the best time is with the early morning sun. Colours sing at that hour..

Hope you hare having a fab day..