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July 24, 2011 July 25, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 5:43 am
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More hot weather but Monday and Tuesday are supposed to be cooler – only in the high 80’s. Who could have known the high 80’s would be a “cool spell”? I’ll take the break though!

My last painting was about the explosive emotions generated by this hot, hot, hot weather. This newest painting is related more to the heat itself and how heat creates heat waves rippling across the landscape. The blue and purple areas are inspired by the haze hanging over everything. The particluates in the atmosphere are creating beautiful sunrises full of purples, pinks and lavenders. Some beauty is coming from the extreme conditions. Glad I haven’t lost perspective and can still see it!

100 Degree Summer

 

 

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July 22, 2011 July 23, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 8:11 am
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We are all hot, tired, grumpy and feeling less than well. Ken has had an ear infection for four weeks. We have finished two rounds of antibiotics and decongestants with no improvement so we are scheduled to see an ENT doc next week. Is that enough whining? Sorry, we are all, including the critters a bit down.

Now I must say MUCH of our whining is caused by this hellacious weather. Days and days of temps at or near 100 and humidity that is through the roof! Truly miserable! And inspiring. I have started a new series of paintings that are inspired by the emotions caused by this extreme weather. I call my first  painting Hot! Heat! Howl! Says it all…

Hot! Heat! Howl!

 

 

July 10, 2011 July 11, 2011

Filed under: Acrylics,Daily Post,Drawings,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 8:09 am
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No paintings today…just great news. As you may have noticed I have not been posting or commenting much lately. Well my youngest daughter, Kimberley, was married yesterday. She waited to marry so this was a very special day. The ceremony was in the gardens at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the reception was in the Garden Terrace building. It was an incredible, happy, special day.

True Love

Robert Clark changed his name to Robert Indiana when he moved from his hoosier home to New York. But he never forgot us and we never forgot him. The IMA has one of the largest collections of his work, including this sculpture that says it all…

The images so far are lovely. Maybe they will inspire to focus on happy, joyous and beautiful paintings or drawings. I know I certainly have not stopped smiling.

 

July 7, 2011 July 8, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:46 am
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I have some GREAT news to share! I was just notified that one of my painting has been juried into the 2011 Hoosier Salon Juried Show. In Indiana this is a really big deal and I consider this the premier juried exhibit in the state. It is open to all media, including prints, sculpture and glass art. Being juried into their annual show allows an artist to begin exhibiting in their galleries regularly rather than waiting for their “member shows” (which I have still been very thankful for). I am just very grateful and happy and proud. And I want to thank all of you who have provided support since I’ve been blogging. The painting is one from my “Cancer Series” that I did over the last few months and has always been one of my favorites.

Flow 3

I wanted to thank all of you again. It was through your support and kindness that I remained motivated and allowed the pain and uncertainty to inspire me.

 

 

July 5, 2011 July 6, 2011

Filed under: Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 3:35 pm
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First painting done on my new drawing table. It is on my 6″ X 8″ Fluid Watercolor block and was painted with W&N watercolor paints. It was inspired by the compass flowers you see in the woods and fence rows of Indiana.

Summer Gold

 

 

 

July 4, 2011 July 5, 2011

Filed under: Acrylics,Daily Post,Drawings,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 5:39 pm
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I have had a “room of my own” but it has been full of furniture intended for other purposes and in a room that used to be a small dining room. Last winter I bought a Cheap Joe’s taboret and I love it. It is robust and the drawers slide so easy. It inspired me to buy some attractive boxes to organize my art materials – one for watercolor, one for drawing, one for acrylics and one for all the other stuff. One thing let to another and I recently asked my daughters and husband for gift cards from Cheap Joe’s so I could get the matching drawing table. It arrived last Friday and I spent the weekend organizing and sorting and throwing out. I love the table and have painted my first painting on it (which I will post tomorrow). I thought I would show you “Linda’s Room” at the Halcomb house. I even hung some of my own art along side that of Monet. I love seeing other artist’s work space and feel really lucky (after having spent 30 years painting on a kitchen table off and on) to have this space. I hope some of you will share your space as well.

My Desk

This photo shows the small dining table that I use for a desk. Also the firewood holder that my brother made and I now use to hold my large pads, drawing boards and sheets of paper. You can just see a 4 pound toy Pomeranian furball behind the music stand I use as a “living with it” easel.

Studio 2

For this photo I’m standing where the music stand is. I’m going to put a small table with a plant or lamp or a small light weight rolling cart with drawers between the chairs. Love my Monet! Especially in the winter!

Studio 3

Here is my taboret and table. I love them! This was taken before I inaugurated the drawing table. You can see a couple of the four bookcases in the room. I have sixteen bookcases total and I think that’s why we never discuss moving.

Studio 4

Nuff said!