Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Evening Feeding, a work in progress


Surprising after yesterday's mammoth post, but it sometimes happens that I quiet the words in my head and on the page.    My hands busy themselves, and my mind is silent.

Here is a painting that I've been working on for years (years!), glazing and reglazing very thinned layers in oils.  I usually have four or five paintings on the go, and this is my favorite.  It gets pushed out of line by the other paintings because I'm so invested in it, and I want it to be "perfect."   I'm working on letting go of that.

From time to time, this painting calls to me to finish it, and I think I will answer it soon, paintbrush in hand.  Just thinking about it makes me smile.

Its working title is Evening Feeding.  I'm looking for suggestions on titles--ideas?  


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12 comments:

Paula said...

Beautiful! I love the painting and the title. Thank you so much for sharing your work :)

Kirie said...

Thanks, Paula. I really love this one, too. The entire foreground is lonely for paint--need to get to this soon!

Kirie

angela said...

Hi Kirie,

I love this painting, too! I am so happy you have finished it - it looks wonderful!

Love, Mom

Kirie said...

Hi Mom--well, I'm glad you like it--but it's actually still needing a lot of work in the foreground and on the boy....one of these days, very soon!
I miss you!
love
Kirie

Lisa said...

Kirie! You are so talented in so many ways! Wow. This painting is really amazing. I love the rich colors and the subject matter.

I agree that you've already got a great name for it.

Gram said...

I absolutely love this painting. Whether a work in progress or nearing completion it is so wonderful. Immediately I am reminded of the simple pleasures in life and how feeding time on the farm brings so much pleasure.

Gram said...

I absolutely love this painting. Whether a work in progress or nearing completion it is so wonderful. Immediately I am reminded of the simple pleasures in life and how feeding time on the farm brings so much pleasure.

Lydia said...

It's wonderful. If I could paint and something like this came from me I'd name it "I Rock!" Well, not really, but you get the idea.....

La Belette Rouge said...

You are such a talent. You truly amaze me. Are you even half aware of how extraordinary it is to be so talented in to many areas:writing, sewing, painting, poetry and mothering? This is a really beautiful painting.

The Seeker said...

OMG Kirie what a beautiful painting!!!!!
You've such talent, and for many things.
You're really a very creative and artistic girl. Amazing!!!!
Love you.

Love also the title that I can't remember anything else.

"Let go the "kid"... he's prepared" :)

xoxo

La Belette Rouge said...

That question mark was not supposed to be there. You are a creative and wonderful mother. I hate when careless punctuation can ruin the meaning of what I was trying to say.

Kirie said...

Thanks for all the sweet praise for my painting! I do really love this one. I have to get some finished pieces out of the studio in the next few months. I love painting, but somehow I always prioritize everything else above it...

So glad you all like it!
Kirie

 
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