Thursday, November 27, 2008
My Morning Muses
Today I am giving thanks for having a full day by myself in the studio. I am working on a painting that has turned into a portrait of my thoughts when I wake up in the morning. It is the moment before I have fully opened my eyes but my mind is starting to work and I know that ideas have been waiting for me. Sometimes they are ideas for paintings. Sometimes they are responsibilities that need to be looked after in the day ahead. I get the feeling that they are all quietly demanding my attention, staring at me. Sort of like my little grey cat who sits patiently by my head for me to open my eyes in the morning.
I have painted my bedroom as though it is a Venetian palace because... well why not. I love Venice. I want to include some plants, as though there is a garden outside the window but haven't decided what sort of garden it will be. You can click on any of these images to see them bigger. The painting is two feet wide.