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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Painting; Primaries

Since I was ripped off by former, local "businessman," Sean Bishop, I've been finding it very hard to engage in my usual style of painting. In an effort to at least produce SOMEthing, I've been creating large abstracts. (FYI, I'll be filing a small claims case against Mr. Bishop shortly.)

Primaries
48x36" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Here are a couple of detail shots;



In other, art news, I'll be bringing in my entries for "Fine & Functional 4" (in Hammond, LA,) this afternoon. Also, after submitting my biography for inclusion among the free, Rhinobook artists' listings, they e-mailed to say that they liked my work so much they would waive their normal fee to include a few pieces in their gallery (where my works are numbers 71-75.) I appreciate their kind invitation!

In bird news, there were 29 indigo buntings out back yesterday evening, and the first 2 chipping sparrows of Winter.

26 comments:

Maalie said...

They are eye-catching pictures Lana. Nice to hear your news about your birds too. I have seen Indigos but not Chipping Sparrow, I shall follow your link right away ;-)

Maalie said...

P.S. Ah,I see from the distribution map that Chipping Sparrows do not occur in Florida. That explains it. Thanks for the link :-)

troutbirder said...

Big time and small time there are too many white collar scammers and crooks. On a more positive note 29 indigoes...wow. That's more than my lifetime TOTAL.

Lana Gramlich said...

Maalie; Thanks. Actually, according to the map, chipping sparrows appear to Winter in Florida (as they do here, contrary to the map, which says they're Summer residents.) Next migrants to arrive here for Winter should be goldfinches.

troutbirder; Yes, pardon my French, but scammers suck. As for the indigoes, we're lucky to live right along the Mississippi flyway, really. I just hope they all make it back again in Spring and bring their bright blues with them!

Charles Gramlich said...

Awesome pieces. Even more impressive in person.

Cloudia said...

You are a gifted artist. hope you prevail at law!!!!




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Funkkeejooce said...

Sorry to hear about you being ripped-off by a business man. That's simply just not on. Hopefully, you will get to the bottom of this and get your money back. If it's any consolation to you, just remember nothing goes unnotice in this universe. :)

Back to your art work - love the colours and energy of your painting. It's truly vibrant. You must have had a lot in your mind doing this. I mean beside being ripped-off of course. Fantastic job! :)

Erik Donald France said...

I hope you topple the Bishop like a chess piece -- or at least get your money.

I dig the new works, too.

Lana Gramlich said...

Charles; Thanks, hon. :)

Cloudia; Thank you!

Funkkeejooce; I appreciate the support. I do try to have faith in some kind of karma, at least. Thanks for the kind comment on my work. :)

Erik; Thanks. I hope so, too. ;)

NatureFootstep said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. Why can´t people be honest?

I hope it works out for you.

TJ Lubrano said...

Ah man! I wish you all the luck and I hope they make sure you'll get your money back!

I love this! Especially the close up picture! The way you blended the colors is just lovely. You're really talented and I love everything you do so far haha. Did you use salt or little gems as detail?

Oooh I will try my hands on abstract painting soon too! But won't blog about it until December. It's a birthday present for my dad ^_^. I am currently researching acrylic techniques, mediums & canvas. If you have tips or books/sites I could have a look at, I would love to hear it!

Lana Gramlich said...

NatureFootstep; Unfortunately I often ask myself the same question. Thanks for the support hon.

TJ Lubrano; Thanks, hon. :) I didn't blend the colors so much as the hose did. *L* I used chunky sea salt, fyi. ;) To be honest, I never read books on acrylic painting--I just got in there years ago & started working with it. You might find some books on the subject (for free,) at your local library, though.

Juliana said...

Gosh - this is such a change from your usual style, I didn't expect something this different. The colours are pretty but I really love your other style more.

Funny, but these abstracts, I can sort of sense the emotions in you, bold strong brush strokes, large headed brushes - almost cathartic.

Hope the toad gets his come-uppance in court! You know Lana, I am self-employed and was badly ripped off to the tune of $7000 last January (2009). I had done the work and the company filed for bankruptcy and I never got paid.

I think most self-employed people have this happen to them at least once and its horrid. I had to work hard at letting it go and not beating myself up for being gullible and naiave. Some people are just generally snakes.

As long as you can sleep at night,have your health, talent and love, that has no price.

Smiles and blessings

Lana Gramlich said...

Juliana; I like my other stuff more, too, but I'm currently unable to engage in it, unfortunately. No brushes were actually used in this piece. I threw paint at the canvas, "smooshed" things around with my hands & sprayed it with the hose. It was definitely theraputic, particularly since I've been unable to just "let it go." I've tried, but I wake in the middle of the night emotinally aching, unable to go back to sleep. So ultimately I can't sleep at night, which is certainly affecting my health. I just hope I get satisfaction in court.

V said...

fantastic paintings and mighty nice of them to waive the fee. says a lot

Lana Gramlich said...

V; Thanks, yes I thought that was really cool!

Travis Cody said...

I love the colors. The painting does look very angry. I can understand that.

Lana Gramlich said...

Travis; Thanks. Yeah, it was somewhat theraputic. Wish me luck with my case!

Chrissy said...

I hope you feel a bit better about all of your art soon, I hate that feeling of being ripped off and am sorry. We shall all have to send bad vibes and I sincerely hope that a little bit of what goes around comes around. Meantime, well done for finding a theraputic way :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Chrissy; Thanks, hon. At least it will all be over soon, one way or another.

Kelly said...

...ohh...I love these gorgeous paintings! ....I hope you get your $300.00. That's terrible!!

Lana Gramlich said...

Kelly; I'm glad you like the painting, and thanks for the support. :)

letspaintnature.com said...

I love your abstracts. Powerful colors! Sorry to hear about the jerk that skipped town :(

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, Christine. I've found the jerk and am suing him. I have lots of witnesses on board.

fazrul arhan said...

Love the texture..and love to see more like this Lana. It's been a long time,lol

Lana Gramlich said...

Fazrul; Thanks. Another one (that I did a couple of weeks ago,) will post shortly. ;)

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