Friday, August 19, 2011

In Yo Face with The Home Series

So the painting portion of The Home Series is complete, now time to finalize the installation setup for next Wednesday's critique. As of now I'm sticking to the arrangement at the end of my last post. I'm interested to hear the feedback and see how it changes the layout of the paintings. Below are the six paintings that make up the series. Apparently I read in Arabic because painting #1 is on the far right and painting #6 is on the far left. Don't judge me, numbers are not my strength...

Home Series One, oil, 48"x24"

This is a black shag. In his belly is the floor plan of my first childhood home (Paluxy, TX).

Home Series Two, oil, 48"x48"

The chair comes from a photo I took in Ohakune, NZ. It sits on the front porch of a great holiday home there. The landscape comes from a pic I took at Castle Point, NZ, and the cactus is there because I woke up one morning, sat up in bed, and immediately thought..."I need to paint a cactus in the bottom right-hand corner of the chair painting." Its totally representin' AZ.

Home Series Three, oil, 48"x30"

The view through the window is of Titahi Bay in Porirua, NZ which was my first place of residence when I arrived here. I lived there for a couple of weeks before moving to Wellington. And that is a copperhead. New Zealand has no snakes. Texas and Arizona have heaps.

Home Series Four, oil, 48"x36"

Most people get hearts in their eyes and say...awwww...two little lovebirds on the bed, which is fine with me but they are actually two ring-necked doves from my childhood. Ma and I had them for rollin' up on a dozen years and then our dog Jet ate them. Not long after that we had to put Jet to sleep. (Medical reasons not cuz he was a dove eater). Underneath the bed is another childhood floor plan.

Home Series Five, oil, 48"x24"

I give to you a ring of Silvereyes. I see them every so often on my way to school and they make my heart very happy. The image came from a photo my friend took at her house in Upper Hut after it had snowed. Beautiful shot - thanks Rebecca!

Home Series Six, oil, 48"x36"

Well of course this is a painting of two sandhill cranes, cherry tomato plants, and a place setting for one. Duh. What else would I paint?

1 comment:

  1. I love it, love it, love it!! The butterscotch/terra cotta colors are beautiful. One little silvereye sitting off by I think we named the dove "Sky" and "Cloud" didn't we? I see alot in your paintings....they make you ponder about what you drew. Good work daughter of mine, I love you, Ma.